BA (Hons), Mont Dip, PG SpLD, PATOSS, PG Child Adolescent & Family Mental Wellbeing, MA Psychological Therapies, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist working with children, adolescents & parents, Member BPC & TSP
Specialising in mental health, educational consultancy and advocacy
I am a psychotherapist working with children, young people, parents and individuals up to 24 years of age. Along with offering support in a range of areas including anxiety, anger and depression, I have in depth experience of supporting children and young people with Specific Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum conditions and/or social communication difficulties. I also offer support to adults who receive diagnosis of neurological difference (e.g. Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism) in adulthood.
After completing my training as an International Montessori teacher in 2004, I taught in primary education before training as a level 7 specialist in Dyslexia Assessment and Specialist Literacy Teaching. Upon completing my training I joined The Harrodian School in London where I worked as a one to one literacy specialist and then moved into the role of Special Educational Needs Coordinator. In 2014 I co founded The Independent School, a secondary school for children with additional needs, where I took on the role of Vice Principal and Head of SEND. I then went on to train at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust as a psychodynamic psychotherapist working with children, young people, parents and young adults. I have found my background in education to be invaluable in understanding the needs of the young people with whom I work. In 2016, I co founded The Child and Adolescent Development Centre.
In addition to my work in mental health and education, since 2015 I have worked in collaboration with law firms offering expert testimony in tribunals to support families in securing Education Health and Care Plans. I am also a freelance writer looking at issues in education and mental health.