I'm Tess Bailey-Sayer, Director of Sea Change Psychotherapy. I'm a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with over twenty five years' experience of working with children, young people and families. I worked as a teacher, in a residential therapeutic community and ran the Peper Harow Young Person's Support Project in Shropshire before undertaking my clinical training as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Birmingham Trust for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
Since qualifying in 2007, I have worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) across the West Midlands, before developing my independent practice in Shropshire. I have experience across the age range, from work on the neonatal intensive care unit and in parent infant psychotherapy, to therapy with young adults. I am able to work with children alongside parents or individually, offering specialist assessment and effective treatment for most psychological and emotional difficulties of childhood and adolescence. My clinical skills include group work, family work and individual therapy.
I have a particular interest in work with children who are Looked After or Adopted, and in providing specialist support to their parents and carers.
Continuing professional development forms the foundation of my practice, alongside regular supervision.