I was a Dramatherapist prior to training to be a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Centre in London, qualifying in 2009 and obtaining a Masters. I have spent over twenty years working in child and adolescent mental health. In the NHS, I have worked in generic/community CAMHS, an adolescent in-patient unit and have especially enjoyed working with families in Under 5’s Services in a Child Development Team (offering specialist diagnostic assessments and therapies) and, recently, in Dudley CAMHS. I have a special interest in the field of disability, having worked for the National Autistic Society, CAMHS Special Needs and in a residential school for children and young people with complex needs. In the Looked After and Adopted Children field, I have worked, for a number of years, with families and professionals in schools, the NHS and for the NSPCC.
As well as offering psychotherapy sessions to children, young people and families, I have run therapeutic groups and I also offer supervision. I have undertaken a Supervision training at the Birmingham Trust for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (BTPP).