Psychotherapy for Attachment, Trauma and Dissociation

 London Mayfair and Glasgow |  077 7327 7327 |

What is Child Psychotherapy?

As a child psychotherapists I work with individual children and young people with a wide variety of difficulties, mainly this connected with providing forms of support to assist the recovery from the impact of  abuse, trauma and neglect. These difficulties are normally experienced by families and professionals as being either described as being associated with ‘internalising’ or ‘externalising’ behaviours which bring about concerns and the wish to provide a form of support to ensure the maximising of potential across all areas of the child’s life (educational, peer relationships,etc)

Predictability and structure is crucially importance to develop a therapeutic space for the children. Therefore I utilise a regular times and setting to support with this. My work generally focuses on using a three stage model of trauma treatment the first of which is to attain safety, stabilisation and increase affect regulation (reducing externalising or internalising behaviours).  To ensure there is an ability to prioritise treatment areas an assessment can ensure the work can focus on reducing those symptoms which cause the most impact e.g. anxiety, depression, anger, hyper-arousal etc.   

Professional Training

I have a Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, Certificate in Child Clinical Assessment and completed a range of trainings to enable me to be Registered as a Child Psychotherapist (UKCP) . I have been instrumental in developing a range of programs to help children and young people e,g, Trauma Informed Residential Child Care, The EQUIP program for conduct disorder and also the Adapted SOTP for sexually problematic behaviour.


I have worked for over 25 years with children and young people and supported families, adoptive parents, foster carers, schools, residential children homes and secure welfare and criminal justice environments


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