Our Team

The Practice has consultants across a wide range of clinical disciplines, and many of them are leaders in their respective fields. Please speak to the practice secretary for further information.

Directors

Annie Flower

CHILD, ADOLESCENT, FAMILY AND COUPLES THERAPIST

Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes

CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Dr Roger Kennedy

CONSULTANT CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST AND PSYCHOANALYST

Dr Reenee Singh

Consultant Family and Couple Systemic Psychotherapist

Annie Flower

Position: CHILD, ADOLESCENT, FAMILY AND COUPLES THERAPIST
Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for children, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *Help with parenting, Directors, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

Annie Flower is a family and couple therapist with many years of experience working in both the NHS and the private sector.

Annie offers help and advice to those who may be experiencing conflict or difficulties in their own relationship, or with other family members. She also has a special interest in the problems of adolescents and their impact on other family members, such as eating disorders, conduct disorders, and the consequences of physical illness.

    Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes

    Position: CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST
    Categories: *CBT for Adults, *EMDR, Directors, Psychologists

    Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, EMDR Consultant, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Registered Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy and Registered Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor and is currently Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of Northumbria, Honorary Professor of Psychology at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Jamie specialises in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and stress problems, especially traumatic stress problems, and addictions. Following a short service commission in the Army, Jamie studied psychology at Birmingham University and University College London, psychopathology at Darwin College Cambridge, clinical psychology at Surrey University and war and psychiatry at King’s College London and trained as a clinical psychologist in the NHS. Jamie has worked in the field of psychotraumatology for 20 years. After an initial 5 years working in the NHS, Jamie worked as a consultant clinical psychologist with the MoD for 12 years, during which time he was the first senior lecturer in military psychology at the newly founded Academic Centre of Defence Mental Health at King’s College London, Head of Defence Clinical Psychology and the MoD’s first Defence Consultant Advisor in Psychology. He travelled widely to operational theatres including Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan and worked extensively with NATO and Partnership for Peace colleagues. Jamie is an EMDR Consultant and Supervisor, was a Founder Board Member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society and is a past President of the British Psychological Society as well as being patron or honorary president of a number of charities. Jamie has published widely with nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers, books and book chapters and has lectured on his specialist field of psychological trauma around the world. He is known for making his subject area accessible to all and easily understood, with frequent appearances in the media on BBC 1, BBC News Channel,  ITV, Channel 4, Sky BBC radio and in several broadsheet and tabloid newspapers. For more information go to www.jamiehackerhughes.com

      Dr Roger Kennedy

      Position: CONSULTANT CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST AND PSYCHOANALYST
      Categories: *ADD, *ADHD, *Autism, Directors, Psychiatrists

      Dr Roger Kennedy worked as a Consultant Family Psychiatrist in the NHS at the Cassel Hospital Richmond, for 29 years and was an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at Imperial College, London. He is trained as a Child Psychiatrist and a Medical Psychotherapist.

      He has extensive experience of providing courts and social services with expert opinion on multi-problem families as well as in private law cases, though he no longer appears in court. He also has considerable experience in assessing compensation cases. He is acknowledged as a leading expert in the field and has published several books and many papers. He sees adolescents, couples and families for therapeutic work, and offers assessments for children and parents, for emotional and behavioural problems, and does screening assessments for autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.

      Dr Kennedy is also a Training Psychoanalyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society and was their President 2004-6. He has an extensive psychoanalytic and psychotherapy practice for adults, has many years’ experience of teaching and training in the therapy field, and is often involved in presenting at conferences both in the UK and abroad.

        Dr Reenee Singh

        Position: Consultant Family and Couple Systemic Psychotherapist
        Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, Directors, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

        Dr. Reenee Singh is a Consultant Family and Couple Systemic psychotherapist with over twenty years experience in working with children, families, couples and individuals. Reenee worked at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust for many years and is the Co-Director of the Tavistock Family Therapy and Systemic Research Centre. She is the Editor of the Journal of Family Therapy. Reenee has published two books and numerous papers in the areas of ‘race’, culture and qualitative research. Reenee presents her work at national and international conferences and teaches all over the world.

        Reenee specialises in working with intercultural couples and mixed race families. She is currently the co-director of the London Intercultural Couples Centre at the Child and Family Practice.

           

          Psychotherapists

          Dawn Clark

          Adult, child and adolescent psychotherapist and supervisor

          Donnette Neil

          CONSULTANT CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHOTHERAPIST & Parenting specialist

          Suzanne Hutchison

          FAMILY & COUPLE SYSTEMIC PSYCHOTHERAPIST

          Dr Shadi Shahnavaz

          COUPLE AND FAMILY SYSTEMIC THERAPIST

          Lesley Maroni

          Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner

          Adrian Clarke

          CONSULTANT PSYCHOTHERAPIST, FAMILY MEDIATOR AND SOLICITOR

          Annie Flower

          CHILD, ADOLESCENT, FAMILY AND COUPLES THERAPIST

          Dr Reenee Singh

          Consultant Family and Couple Systemic Psychotherapist

          Dawn Clark

          Position: Adult, child and adolescent psychotherapist and supervisor
          Categories: Psychotherapists

          Dawn has engaged in various therapy trainings including psychodynamic, Jungian, Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (BPF, SAP, Birkbeck & Anna Freud Centre) and Schema, DBT & Compassion informed CBT (University of East London & Reading University) and creative arts / play therapy. She works partly in the NHS as a psychotherapist and supervisor with adults with complex trauma and serious mental illness. Her supervisor training was with The Maudsley and BPF.

          Dawn has over fifteen years NHS therapy experience with adults in a broad range of settings. She has provided therapy to children, adolescents and families for over eight years. This has involved working for NHS CAMHs services, in schools, a youth counselling service and in private practice.

          Dawn’s areas of expertise are in working with families impacted by fostering and adoption, relationship difficulties, eating disorders; those who self-harm; those at risk of suicide; those who have been physically, emotionally and/or sexually abused as well as those suffering from anxiety and depression. She has an interest in matching career and educational choices with strengths and interests. She finds it important to incorporate the meaning and impact of clients’ resilience, giftedness, strengths and creativity within her therapy work. She also works with difficulties such as ADHD & autism.

          Dawn has taught and lectured on a range of mental health topics. She is currently carrying out independent research in the area of therapeutic work with mothers whose children have been repeatedly forcibly removed.

           

            Donnette Neil

            Position: CONSULTANT CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHOTHERAPIST & Parenting specialist
            Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for children, Psychotherapists

            Donnette has previous extensive clinical experience working within the NHS child, adolescent and family mental health service in addition to her work at The Child and Family Practice.

            Donnette is a specialist psychotherapist who works with young children, adolescents, young adults and parents. She covers a range of emotional, psychological, behavioural and neurodevelopmental difficulties. Conducting short-term and long-term individual psychanalytic psychotherapy and parent guidance. Donnette consults to schools, colleagues from various professional disciplines, professional organisations such as social services, education and G.Ps.

            Donnette has special interests in ethnic diversity and cultural differences which she believes contributes to her understanding of the individual, of parent-infant relationships, of attachment difficulties and the emotional life of the child.

            Donnette is a member of the multi-disciplinary team and participates in the assessment and treatment of children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, ADD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. This includes performing complex emotional wellbeing assessments, specialist parent guidance sessions and she helps parents with behavioural management of their children who have been diagnosed with these conditions.

            Donnette leads the therapeutic team consisting of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists and Systemic Psychotherapists, allocating cases as clinically appropriate. She also advises and assists colleagues in managing complex situations.

            Donnette manages the referral triage process for all the professionals at the practice dealing with young children, adolescents and young adults. She speaks with referrers, both parents and other professionals in order to determine the appropriate pathway/professional to address each referral.

              Suzanne Hutchison

              Position: FAMILY & COUPLE SYSTEMIC PSYCHOTHERAPIST
              Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

              Suzanne Hutchison is a UKCP registered Family & Couple Systemic Therapist. She has worked with families experiencing a variety of challenges that may impact them such as physical and/or mental illness, change, loss, abuse and trauma. She has a special interest in helping children, adolescents and their families facing eating disorders.

              Her research has focused on understanding the experience of siblings of adolescents with eating disorders. She also has experience in supporting families through grief and bereavements, such as death, divorce/separation and other losses. Suzanne uses a systemic and collaborative approach in supporting families through difficulties. Suzanne is fluent in English and Spanish.

                 

                Dr Shadi Shahnavaz

                Position: COUPLE AND FAMILY SYSTEMIC THERAPIST
                Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *EMDR, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, *Trauma Therapy, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

                Dr Shadi Shahnavaz is a UKCP registered couple and family Systemic Therapist with over 25 years experience of working with adolescents, individuals, couples and families.

                Dr Shahnavaz worked in the NHS for 10 years and currently works at the Anna Freud Center where she is in the Contact and Residence Dispute Team and is also part of the teaching staff there.

                Dr Shahnavaz specializes in trauma, loss and working with multicultural families. She also has a lot of experience with working with adolescents.

                Dr Shahnavaz is trained in EMDR and trauma work.

                She is also trained in working with attachment and parenting and is a ‘Circle of Security’ facilitator.

                Dr Shahnavaz speaks French, Farsi and Swedish fluently.

                  Lesley Maroni

                  Position: Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner
                  Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for children, *Eating Disorders, *EMDR, Psychotherapists

                  Lesley Maroni trained as a child and adolescent psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, after which she took up a highly specialist post in the Family Unit at the Cassel Hospital, assessing and treating parents with their infants and children. This work involved report writing and appearing as an expert witness for the courts.

                  Lesley has also had extensive experience treating severely disturbed adolescents and young people both in NHS inpatient units and in specialist community child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Her areas of expertise are in working with adolescents with eating disorders; those who self-harm; those at risk of suicide; those who have been physically, emotionally and/or sexually abused and who have recurring flashbacks, as well as seeing children and young people who are suffering from anxiety and depression.

                  To facilitate the successful treatment of PTSD and dissociation, Lesley has completed the training for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing); this is a short-term treatment (approx. 7-8 sessions), recommended by NICE, which can be used with children, adolescents and adults.

                  Lesley has lectured and published widely on a range of mental health issues. Her publications include ‘Understanding your 4-5-year-old’ (Jessica Kingsley – part of the Tavistock Series ‘Understanding your Child’). Her most recent publication is a chapter entitled ‘The language of smell’ in the book ‘Towards Belonging’ (Karnac).

                    Adrian Clarke

                    Position: CONSULTANT PSYCHOTHERAPIST, FAMILY MEDIATOR AND SOLICITOR
                    Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Mediation, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, Family Mediators, Psychotherapists

                    Adrian Clarke is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, an accredited family mediator and a solicitor.He is a member of the Law Society family mediation panel and has been accredited by the Family Mediation Council. He is a Resolution trained professional practice consultant, which allows him to supervise other family mediators. He is also legally qualified, having been admitted as a solicitor in 1991.

                    He runs the family mediation service and he offers psychotherapy to individuals and relationship counselling for couples. He runs a separated parenting programme and he is trained to consult children about future arrangements when their parents are separating.

                    As well as his practice at TCFP, he is head of family mediation at Bross Bennett LLP, a niche family law practice in Highgate, North London, where he also runs the adult and couple counselling service. He has particular experience in emotionally complex parenting issues, high net worth cases and cases with an international dimension.

                    He delivers the court-referred separated parenting programme on behalf of CAFCASS and the family court.

                      Annie Flower

                      Position: CHILD, ADOLESCENT, FAMILY AND COUPLES THERAPIST
                      Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for children, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *Help with parenting, Directors, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

                      Annie Flower is a family and couple therapist with many years of experience working in both the NHS and the private sector.

                      Annie offers help and advice to those who may be experiencing conflict or difficulties in their own relationship, or with other family members. She also has a special interest in the problems of adolescents and their impact on other family members, such as eating disorders, conduct disorders, and the consequences of physical illness.

                        Stephanie Fattorini

                        Position: THERAPIST
                        Email: info@tcfp.org.uk
                        Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for children, *Family Therapy, *Help with parenting, Psychotherapists

                        Steph has been working with children and with families since 2005. She has worked as a therapist in various settings, such as a University, in primary and secondary schools, charities for children with Special Needs, a Mediation Centre and in her own practice in Fulham. She enjoys providing 1:1 therapeutic support, family therapy, and has facilitated play-therapy groups. She is an Adult Trainer who co-presents two Separated Parent Programmes in London, one of which she has as co-written and founded.

                        Her work with children is facilitated by her training in play-therapy. Whilst providing a calm and empathic space for children, teenagers, parents, couples and families, Steph is non directive and follows cues from children‎ and works with all ages. The family sessions are tailored to foster better communication and relationships between children, parents and carers. She likes to increase a person’s self-awareness and self-confidence with various creative mediums. The focus of the sessions can be more on immediate problems, with practical suggestions offered and can be shorter term than psychoanalytic therapy.

                        Steph is an accredited BACP therapist and has recently specialised in helping families in separation and divorce and writes a monthly blog on related subjects (if interested, please visit: sftherapylondon.com).

                        Steph has trained in both Integrative and Psychodynamic Therapy. The basis of her work is founded on psychodynamic concepts but values the influences of the humanistic and person centred approaches.

                          Dr Reenee Singh

                          Position: Consultant Family and Couple Systemic Psychotherapist
                          Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, Directors, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

                          Dr. Reenee Singh is a Consultant Family and Couple Systemic psychotherapist with over twenty years experience in working with children, families, couples and individuals. Reenee worked at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust for many years and is the Co-Director of the Tavistock Family Therapy and Systemic Research Centre. She is the Editor of the Journal of Family Therapy. Reenee has published two books and numerous papers in the areas of ‘race’, culture and qualitative research. Reenee presents her work at national and international conferences and teaches all over the world.

                          Reenee specialises in working with intercultural couples and mixed race families. She is currently the co-director of the London Intercultural Couples Centre at the Child and Family Practice.

                             

                            Psychiatrists

                            Dr Marcella Fok

                            CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST

                            Rani Samuel

                            Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

                            Dr Rakendu Suren

                            CONSULTANT CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST

                            Dr Lucinda Green

                            CONSULTANT PERINATAL (ADULT) PSYCHIATRIST

                            Dr Darren Cutinha

                            CONSULTANT CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST AND FAMILY THERAPIST

                            Dr Tony Jaffa

                            CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST

                            Dr Zaib Davids

                            CONSULTANT CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST

                            Professor Stephen Scott

                            CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST

                            Dr Arnon Bentovim

                            CONSULTANT CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST

                            Dr Roger Kennedy

                            CONSULTANT CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST AND PSYCHOANALYST

                            Dr Marcella Fok

                            Position: CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST
                            Categories: Psychiatrists

                            Dr Marcella Fok is a Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in Psychotherapy, at the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a range of common and severe mental health problems. She has a particular interest in treating patients holistically, by combining pharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches.

                            She graduated in medicine at the University of Edinburgh. She trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital; she trained in Medical Psychotherapy at the Maudsley, the Halliwick Unit at St. Ann’s Hospital, and the Tavistock Clinic. She is experienced in a range of therapeutic modalities (including mentalization, psychodynamic, systemic, cognitive analytic, cognitive behavioural).

                            She is an elected executive committee member of the Faculty of Psychotherapy at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She is actively involved in teaching, training and research. She has published research papers and presented at regional and international conferences.

                            She is fluent in Cantonese and proficient in Mandarin.

                              Rani Samuel

                              Position: Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
                              Categories: Psychiatrists

                                Dr Rakendu Suren

                                Position: CONSULTANT CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST
                                Categories: *ADD, *ADHD, Psychiatrists

                                Dr Suren is a consultant child and Adolescent Psychiatrist . He Completed his core training in psychiatry from St Bartholomew’s and Royal London hospital training scheme and completed the higher training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from Great Ormond Street Hospital. He has expertise in assessment and management of Complex Neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, Autism, Tics/Tourette’s syndrome , Mood disorders , Anxiety disorders , Eating disorders, Psychosis and other mental illness seen in Children and Adolescents . He has a special interest in Paediatric psychopharmacology and has published on this topic . He has a keen interest in School mental health and Neurodevelopmental disorders across life span, particularly ADHD transition from Adolescents to Adults.

                                  Dr Lucinda Green

                                  Position: CONSULTANT PERINATAL (ADULT) PSYCHIATRIST
                                  Categories: *Pregnancy and birth, Psychiatrists

                                  Dr Lucinda Green is an expert in providing care for women with a wide range of mental health problems who are planning a pregnancy, pregnant or postnatal. She works collaboratively with women to help them make informed choices about their care and treatment. This includes helping women weigh up the risks and benefits of taking psychiatric medication in pregnancy and when breastfeeding. Dr Green can also advise women about their risk of developing mental health problems after birth (e.g. postnatal depression, postpartum psychosis and perinatal obsessive compulsive disorder). She can help women to develop an individualised plan for their care during pregnancy and the postnatal period. Dr Green is experienced in working in close partnership with obstetricians, midwives, health visitors and GPs.  Her aim is to help women enjoy pregnancy and having a baby, and to ensure the best care and outcomes for women and their families.

                                  Dr Green studied Medicine at Cambridge University and Charing Cross Hospital Medical School (London University). She qualified as a doctor in 1993. She continued her psychiatric training in London and completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychiatry and Research at Imperial College, University of London. She has over 16 years’ experience as a consultant perinatal psychiatrist in the NHS. From 2002 to 2016 she developed and led an innovative perinatal mental health service integrated with the maternity service at St Thomas’ Hospital (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust). She then moved to West London Mental Health Trust where she became Clinical Lead for a new perinatal mental health service for the boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith and Fulham.

                                  Dr Green has delivered lectures, workshops and masterclasses on perinatal mental health care and the development of perinatal mental health services at many regional and national conferences and courses. She has many years’ experience of teaching and training a range of professionals to help them to improve the care they provide for women with mental health problems in the perinatal period.  This includes midwives, obstetricians, health visitors, GPs, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals. She is a Visiting Lecturer in perinatal mental health and a member of the perinatal faculty at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust. She has many publications in the field of perinatal mental health.

                                  Other roles Dr Green has held include the following:

                                  • Mentor for the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Building Capacity, Psychiatry Leadership in Perinatal Mental Health Services project (2017-2018)
                                  • Chair of the South London and North West London Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Networks and service development lead for the Pan London Perinatal Mental Health Network (2013-2017)
                                  • Joint lead for the Pan-London Perinatal Mental Health Network’s Perinatal Mental Health Care Pathway (2015)
                                  • Member of the British Association for Psychopharmacology Perinatal Guideline Development Group (2012)and co-author of the BAP consensus guidance on the use of psychotropic medication preconception, in pregnancy and postpartum (2017)
                                  • Elected member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Perinatal Faculty (2008-2012)
                                  • Lead for the Royal College of Psychiatrists series of perinatal mental health information leaflets (2008-2018).
                                  • Chair of the London and South Perinatal Consultant Psychiatrists Association (2008-2011)
                                  • Expert advisor for the London Maternity Care Pathway(2009)

                                    Dr Darren Cutinha

                                    Position: CONSULTANT CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST AND FAMILY THERAPIST
                                    Categories: *Eating Disorders, Psychiatrists

                                    Dr Darren Cutinha is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Family Therapist. His specialist area of expertise is eating disorders.

                                    Darren works mainly in the NHS, at The Maudsley Centre for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders, where he leads the outpatient service. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer and Course Tutor on the MSc in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition at University College London (UCL). He trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Family Therapy at The Tavistock Centre.

                                    Darren has expertise in the assessment and treatment of all eating disorders and related mental health conditions in children, adolescents and young adults. He is happy to see young people with or without eating disorders.

                                    In addition to eating disorders, Darren has a particular interest and expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress, perfectionism, low self-esteem, body image concerns and self-harm; relationship problems at home, school, or with peers; and in supporting young people in the transition from CAMHS and school to university or employment.

                                    As a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Family Therapist, treatments Darren offers include: Individual Therapy, using a mixture of psychotherapeutic approaches; Parent sessions, to offer support and develop specific parenting skills; Family Therapy; and Medication.

                                    Darren has a longstanding interest in teaching and training. He is regularly invited to lecture and teach, both nationally and internationally. He has also made several television and radio appearances.

                                      Dr Tony Jaffa

                                      Position: CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST
                                      Categories: *Eating Disorders, Psychiatrists

                                      Tony Jaffa is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. His professional career has mostly been in the NHS in Cambridge where he was director of both the adolescent psychiatry unit and the Phoenix Centre for eating disorders. He also ran a range of community/outpatient clinics. He has published widely in the professional literature, has taught internationally and was Clinical Director of the Trustwide Child and Adolescent Mental Health Department.

                                      Dr Jaffa has expertise in a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, relationship problems and the effects of trauma.

                                        Dr Zaib Davids

                                        Position: CONSULTANT CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST
                                        Categories: *ADD, *ADHD, *Autism, *Eating Disorders, Psychiatrists

                                        Dr Zaib N S Davids has been a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at UCLH and Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL for 15 years.

                                        She specialises in the assessment and treatment of full range of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders including depression, self-harm, trauma, anxiety, adjustments to physical illness as well as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and psychosis.

                                        She has extensive experience in the treatment of complex psychosomatic conditions.

                                          Professor Stephen Scott

                                          Position: CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST
                                          Categories: *ADD, *ADHD, Psychiatrists

                                          I am a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. That means I am a trained as a medical doctor (not a clinical psychologist) who specialises in assessing and treating the mental health and wellbeing of children and teenagers. My Teaching Hospital Consultant Appointment is at the Maudsley Hospital, London; I am also Professor of Child Health and Behaviour at Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. The Maudsley Hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry are closely interlinked and combine to form perhaps the leading centre in Europe for the understanding and treatment of psychiatric and psychological problems. I have always been interested in both the physical and mental aspects of children and families. After a full degree in Psychology, I trained in medicine at the Royal London Hospital and Cambridge University, where I won a science prize and the psychiatry prize. I then worked as a Paediatrician for five years at a number of hospitals, including the Royal Brompton and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, including Paediatric Neurology. Having got a good understanding of children’s medical problems, I decided to widen my expertise by training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, with four years as clinical lecturer with Professor Sir Michael Rutter FRS and Professor Eric Taylor. I am the author of the leading introductory textbook Child Psychiatry, (published by Blackwell, with Professor Robert Goodman, 3rd edition 2012) as well as being an editor and author of chapters of the large, authoritative text Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (6th edition, in press). I also publish scholarly articles on the findings of my research on how best to treat children. I lead a team of researchers investigating the best way to treat child and adolescent difficulties at the Institute of Psychiatry. I am Chair-elect of the leading professional body for training and research, the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and advise the government on mental health issues. In the 2014 New Year’s Honours list, I was made Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen, for services to families. The sort of problems I see: I see patients under the age of 18 with emotional, behavioural, communication or relationship difficulties. I see a wide range of general cases, and also have a special interest in (1) disruptive and difficult behaviour, which often overlaps with hyperactivity/ADHD (2) problems arising in the context of fostering and adoption (3) attachment problems (4) children who are proving difficult for their parents to handle (5) problems arising at school or with friends (6) complex cases with coexisting medical conditions. I do not specialise in psychoses, eating disorders, drug misuse or general learning disability (mental retardation) although do see cases with specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. The types of problem I see most often are: Problems with attention and/or overactivity, particularly when attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is suspected; this often affects school performance Defiant, angry or disruptive children or adolescents who are having difficulties at home in the family, at school, or both Depression and anxiety ; self-harm Obsessive-compulsive disorder Tic disorders and Tourette’s syndrome Difficulties with social interaction and making friends including autistic spectrum disorders Children who have received various assessments and diagnoses whose problems need clarifying; they may be complex and involve many agencies Children with coexisting medical conditions such as abdominal pain or other illnesses children who seem to have attachment difficulties in terms of being normally affectionate with their parents and others This isn’t by any means a complete list but is meant to give a general idea. What I do: Patients need to be referred to me in writing by another doctor, usually a general practitioner or a paediatrician. This is for various reasons: Health insurance companies usually require it I often need professional information about a child’s health and development I may need to ask the other doctor to carry out further treatments and they are not likely to do so if they did not request the referral In the UK healthcare system, the GP holds the overall view of a patient’s health and is the gatekeeper to specialist care. It is professionally proper to recognise this.

                                          I see patients at The Child and Family Practice. I am happy to consider home visits in the London area. My first aim and main responsibility is to offer a senior, expert medical opinion as to what the diagnosis is and what should be done to treat it. In order to assess a clinical problem I have to ask a large number of questions in a fairly straightforward, conversational way. Some of these can only be answered by a parent, others only by the child or teenager. It helps me to see both parents, if possible. I usually start by seeing child and parents together because this enables me to get a list of problems from all concerned (there is often more than one problem or at least more than one aspect of it). It also enables me to observe the child or young person without embarrassing them. I don’t need to see brothers and sisters unless they are part of the problem in question. Parents are understandably wary of talking about their child’s problem in front of him or her. It doesn’t usually matter if the child is under five as they will not follow much adult conversation. I like to see parents separately from their child at some stage and similarly like to see all children over the age of five years on their own. This can usually be done within a single appointment. It is often the case that a school report is particularly illuminating but I will not contact your child’s school without your permission; if you have a recent report, it helps to bring it. I may need to carry out a physical examination on a child I see but can usually manage without having to take all their clothes off. I don’t often need to take blood for tests though I occasionally need to send a child for a brain scan which will need a separate arrangement. I will write a report about my assessment to you and to the referring doctor. If there needs to be a psychological treatment, then if you agree I may refer on to a clinical child psychologist or psychotherapist since they will be more skilled at these approaches than I am. If medicines are to be involved then I will manage these myself, often jointly with your GP or paediatrician. A first appointment lasts about an hour and a half. If I need to see you or your child again it will be for a shorter period. Sometimes I need to see parents rather than the child for a follow-up appointment. This is not because I think that parents are causing the problem – they usually are not – but because they are the people who have the power to change things. It is often the case that changing the way in which parents or teachers handle a child helps resolve the problem. It is unlikely that I can take phone calls myself as I spend my time seeing patients and families face-to-face and can’t be interrupted. I try to return calls within two working days. The phone number above gets to my personal assistant, Caroline Hesketh. Emails are easier for me to deal with. Nearly all treatment is carried out on an out-patient basis. It is very unusual indeed for me to admit a young person to hospital and I cannot do this without full parental agreement. Indeed I can do little in any case without your support and look forward to working with you.

                                            Dr Arnon Bentovim

                                            Position: CONSULTANT CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST
                                            Categories: Psychiatrists

                                            Arnon Bentovim is a Child and Family Psychiatrist who trained as a Psycho-Analyst and Family Therapist. Marianne is a Social work Consultant, Individual and Family Therapist.They established the Child Care Consultation Service, and the Child Abuse Service at the Hospital and provided assessments and consultations for the courts in complex child care cases

                                            Arnon and Marianne Bentovim founded the Child and Family Practice, formerly the ‘London Child and Family Practice in 1994 when they retired from Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, and Arnon retired from the Tavistock Clinic. They have now retired from the practice.

                                              Dr Roger Kennedy

                                              Position: CONSULTANT CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST AND PSYCHOANALYST
                                              Categories: *ADD, *ADHD, *Autism, Directors, Psychiatrists

                                              Dr Roger Kennedy worked as a Consultant Family Psychiatrist in the NHS at the Cassel Hospital Richmond, for 29 years and was an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at Imperial College, London. He is trained as a Child Psychiatrist and a Medical Psychotherapist.

                                              He has extensive experience of providing courts and social services with expert opinion on multi-problem families as well as in private law cases, though he no longer appears in court. He also has considerable experience in assessing compensation cases. He is acknowledged as a leading expert in the field and has published several books and many papers. He sees adolescents, couples and families for therapeutic work, and offers assessments for children and parents, for emotional and behavioural problems, and does screening assessments for autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.

                                              Dr Kennedy is also a Training Psychoanalyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society and was their President 2004-6. He has an extensive psychoanalytic and psychotherapy practice for adults, has many years’ experience of teaching and training in the therapy field, and is often involved in presenting at conferences both in the UK and abroad.

                                                 

                                                Paediatricians

                                                Dr Narad Mathura

                                                Consultant Paediatrician

                                                Dr Ben Ko

                                                SENIOR CONSULTANT PAEDIATRICIAN

                                                Dr Narad Mathura

                                                Position: Consultant Paediatrician
                                                Categories: *Paediatrics, Paediatricians

                                                  Dr Ben Ko

                                                  Position: SENIOR CONSULTANT PAEDIATRICIAN
                                                  Categories: *ADD, *ADHD, *Autism, *Paediatrics, Paediatricians

                                                  Dr Ben Ko is a Senior Consultant Paediatrician, with over 20 years’ experience as an NHS Consultant. After graduating from Edinburgh University with Distinction in Paediatrics, he continued his training in paediatrics in the UK, rotating through tertiary centres including Great Ormond Street Hospital. He was an Honorary Consultant to Great Ormond Street Hospital, prior to his current NHS appointment with Barts Health NHS Trust.

                                                  He has an extensive clinical portfolio in the field of neurodisability and child development, covering physical disabilities, learning difficulties, autism, developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia), and the full range of developmental disorders. He is recognised as a national expert on Special Education Needs and has written national advice and guidance on the subject.

                                                  Ben has gained national recognition for his contribution to paediatrics. He was awarded a Department of Health national level Clinical Excellence Award, which is bestowed to only the top 10% of UK Consultants. He was a former member of the Executive Committee and Council to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and was Convenor to the British Association for Community Child Health. He was a ministerial advisor to the Department of Work and Pensions on Disability Benefits and contributed to national policy on disability benefits for children. He is currently a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Invited Review Panel, providing advice to service planning and re-modelling to NHS child health services nationally. He is a member of the Executive Committee of British Academy of Childhood Disability, leading on governance issues for the Academy.

                                                     

                                                    Psychologists

                                                    Dr Alison Pak

                                                    CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

                                                    Dr Tej

                                                    CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

                                                    Rebecca Greenaway

                                                    Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Child Neuropsychologist

                                                    Dr Beth Watkins

                                                    Chartered Clinical Psychologist

                                                    Dr Philip Hayton

                                                    CHARTERED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

                                                    Dr Esther Serrano-Ikkos

                                                    CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

                                                    Justine McCarthy Woods

                                                    CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

                                                    Dr Ruth Erskine

                                                    CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST & PAEDIATRIC NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST

                                                    Professor Janet Reibstein

                                                    CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST (FAMILY & COUPLES)

                                                    Ana Ribeiro

                                                    CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND MINDFULNESS TEACHER

                                                    Dr Rosa Matthews

                                                    CHARTERED PSYCHOLOGIST AND CHILD NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST

                                                    Beverley Sokel

                                                    CHARTERED PSYCHOLOGIST

                                                    Dr Sue Harrison

                                                    CONSULTANT CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST

                                                    Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes

                                                    CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST

                                                    Dr Alison Pak

                                                    Position: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
                                                    Categories: *ADD, *ADHD, *Autism, Psychologists

                                                    Dr Alison Pak completed her BSc (Hons) at University College, London, a Masters in Social and Developmental Psychology at the University of Cambridge, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College, London.  She has experience working in various NHS settings and in private practice, and is currently based in a practice in South West London.

                                                    Dr Pak draws on a range of therapeutic models (e.g., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy), often including creativity as one of her core competencies. She believes that children and young people respond to integrative approaches, which appeal to their language and their hobbies. Having worked with children and young people across the age range, she has found that packaging important aspects of therapy in examples that they find to be familiar is crucial in strengthening engagement and communication, resulting in a strong therapeutic relationship built on trust, honesty and fun.

                                                    Dr Pak has worked with children, young people and adults, providing individual therapeutic interventions as well as working with families and groups. She has experience in the treatment of depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, conduct disorder, psychosis, behavioural difficulties, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Furthermore, she has worked with children with neuro-developmental disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is experienced in carrying out cognitive assessments and in providing detailed reports of cognitive functioning.

                                                     

                                                      Dr Tej

                                                      Position: CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
                                                      Categories: Psychologists

                                                      Dr Tej is Consultant Clinical Psychologist whose career spans over 20-years of working in child and adult NHS mental health services, the third sector and private practice. Her experiences have shaped her expertise in complex PTSD, helping clients identify and work through intergenerational cycles of trauma. Her work in this area pioneered the creation of an attachment-focussed early intervention and prevention service for Infant Mental Health in the NHS. Over the past 10 years, she has helped adults address historical trauma in the context of parenting. She has extensive expertise in helping fathers, mothers and couples ‘hold the baby in mind’ whilst overcoming psychological difficulties following birth trauma, perinatal loss and stress of IVF. This can involve managing relationship difficulties in the antenatal/ postnatal period and during transition to parenthood in the early years. In addition to this early parenting work, she works with families where intergenerational cycles are causing tension in the relationships and a level of ‘stuckness’ in moving forward. This includes working with separating couples through a pre-mediation service using a mentalisation based approach, enabling movement from fraught interactions to help focus conversations around the needs of the children.

                                                      Dr Tej completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Royal Holloway, MSc in Research at Reading University, Doctoral training at UCL and postdoctoral training in Neuropsychology at Nottingham University. She has authored several papers on neuroscience, the brain and attachment and for ten years taught on NHS Clinical Doctoral programmes. She is trained in Mentalisation Based Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Neuropsychology, Schema Focussed Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, EMDR and uses an integrative systemic framework tailored to the individual. Dr Tej uses attachment-focussed and neurobiological approaches in all her work linking mind, brain and body in an integrative intergenerational framework. Through collaborative alliance, many of her clients report rapid recovery from linking past to present; a renewed understanding of self in the context of others, taking on new skills and becoming active authors of a new possible future. She offers face to face and online sessions.

                                                        Rebecca Greenaway

                                                        Position: Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Child Neuropsychologist
                                                        Categories: Psychologists

                                                        Rebecca Greenaway is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Child Neuropsychologist with expertise in working with children from infancy to adolescence. Alongside private practice she also works in the NHS within the Neurodisability Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital, where she has worked since 2009.

                                                        For pre-schoolers, Dr Greenaway carries out assessment exploring their cognitive, language and motor ability and gives recommendations around promoting their next developmental steps as well as supporting their social, emotional and behavioural development.

                                                        In school age children and adolescents, the assessment will include standardised assessment of their intellectual ability and depending on the question may also explore their academic ability (e.g., reading, spelling and mathematic ability if there are concerns regarding dyslexia or dyscalculia) or areas of cognitive functioning including attention, organisation/planning, processing speed or memory, as well as the child’s social communication, emotional, behavioural and adaptive functioning.

                                                        Rebecca works closely with parents and schools and is also trained and experienced in conducting multidisciplinary neurodevelopmental assessments where there may be concerns regarding autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

                                                        A report detailing the child or young person’s strengths and needs across different areas including support recommendations to improve the child’s optimal development and learning progress is provided following the assessment.

                                                        Dr Greenaway studied psychology at the University of Bristol, completed a PhD in autism at the University of Cambridge and then completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the KCL Institute of Psychiatry, followed by further training in Neuropsychology. She is on the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists and registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council.

                                                        She has published many peer reviewed academic papers and co-authored chapters, as well as recently co-editing a book for professionals working with children with vision impairment. She lectures on the MSc in Paediatric Neuropsychology at UCL.

                                                          Dr Beth Watkins

                                                          Position: Chartered Clinical Psychologist
                                                          Categories: Psychologists

                                                          Dr Beth Watkins is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. She has worked in the field of child and adolescent eating disorders research for 14 years with Professor Bryan Lask, both at St George’s, University of London and at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust.

                                                          Beth has worked in both child & adolescent and adult mental health services within the NHS.

                                                            Dr Philip Hayton

                                                            Position: CHARTERED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
                                                            Categories: *CBT for Adults, *CBT for Children, *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for children, Psychologists

                                                            Dr Hayton was doctorate trained at Salomons Clinical Psychology Training Programme, emphasising family, adult, parent, and child developmental psychology at the Child & Family Department at the NHS Tavistock Clinic where he completed a specialisation. He works in Hertfordshire and London. He has contributed to CFP for many years and co-chairs the Adult Practice group at TCFP.

                                                            A founding member of the Holistic Faculty of the British Psychological Society, Dr Hayton is a skilled and sensitive practitioner in the treatment of psychological stress, difficulty and trauma in individuals of all ages, utilising a broad range of Cognitive and other Psychological and Systemic approaches in brief and longer-term periods of therapy. With extensive ‘lifespan development’ and systemic expertise in organisations, Dr Hayton also offers specialist coaching programmes, drawing on further training at the Tavistock Institute and research at Ashridge.

                                                            An experienced clinical psychologist from leading NHS services, Dr Hayton is faculty for a UK Counselling Psychology professional doctorate. In private practice, his clients – across the full range of leaders, adults, parents, and young people – are offered the very best quality and value, receiving personally tailored psychological support and care through individualised developmental assessment; advice; therapy, coaching programmes, and/or counselling, for meaningful and lasting growth.

                                                              Dr Esther Serrano-Ikkos

                                                              Position: CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
                                                              Categories: *CBT for Adults, *CBT for Children, *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for children, *EMDR, Psychologists

                                                              Dr Serrano-Ikkos is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist currently working in the NHS (ST Mark’s Hospital) and privately. Previously, she was a staff member at Great Ormond Street Hospital for 14 years, where she was involved in clinical, research and service development, and international teaching activities.

                                                              Dr Serrano-Ikkos studied clinical psychology at the Autonoma University of Madrid, completing postgraduate degrees in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy; and Systemic Family Therapy at University College, University of London, where she also completed her Ph.D. In addition, she is a fully trained Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist.

                                                              Her special interests are psychological interventions for Psychological Trauma (e.g. personal injury) and to enhance quality of life in chronic physical and debilitating illness (e.g. cancer; IBS). She also provides a wide range of services for children, adolescents and adults including Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, School/Work Related Stress, Anger, Confidence & Self Esteem, Relationships and Bereavement.

                                                                Justine McCarthy Woods

                                                                Position: CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
                                                                Categories: *Cognitive Skills Assessment, Psychologists

                                                                Dr McCarthy Woods is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the NHS for 30 years with children, adolescents and adults presenting with a range of emotional psychological issues and learning difficulties. She has worked in various clinical settings (schools, Child Guidance Clinic, GP surgeries, hospitals, community mental health teams, adolescent outreach team). This included working until recently at the Tavistock Clinic, where she was the Lead for the Adolescent and Young Adult Service, covering the 14 to 25-year age range.

                                                                She specialising in psychometric, cognitive and educational assessments, for children, adolescents and young adults who may have difficulties with learning and/or specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, or problems with attention, organisation, processing and memory, with her focusing on the 7 to 25-year age range.

                                                                In addition, she carries out ADD/ADHD assessments in adults age 18 and older.

                                                                  Dr Ruth Erskine

                                                                  Position: CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST & PAEDIATRIC NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST
                                                                  Categories: *Cognitive Skills Assessment, Psychologists

                                                                  Ruth Erskine is Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Neuropsychologist with expertise in assessment and intervention for children, young people and their families.

                                                                  Dr Erskine initially trained in social work, then systemic family therapy and worked for a number of years in community and national specialist child and adolescent mental health services. Dr Erskine subsequently undertook doctoral and post doctoral training in clinical psychology and neuropsychology, specialising in paediatric health and neurodisability. Dr Erskine worked as a paediatric clinical psychologist at University College Hospital prior to taking up Consultant Clinical Psychology posts in paediatrics and in neurodisability at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital and at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.

                                                                  Her publications include research on adolescent adjustment to illness, neuropsychology assessments, race and culture. She is an applied psychology and systemic practice supervisor with a national and international teaching portfolio.

                                                                    Professor Janet Reibstein

                                                                    Position: CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST (FAMILY & COUPLES)
                                                                    Categories: *CBT for Adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, Psychologists

                                                                    Janet Reibstein is a psychologist , individual psychotherapist , and family therapist. She works with individuals, couples, and families, as well as relationships at work. She is Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Exeter, where she runs postgraduate training in family therapy and systemic practice for The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She was formerly Affiliated Lecturer inSocial and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge where she was also Psychological Consultant to Kings College, Cambridge. She is the author of six books and numerous articles covering her research on various aspects of relationships; couples and families; divorce and separation; and the psychological and emotional effects of illness on families and couples. Professor Reibstein has also contributed documentary series for television and Radio 4.

                                                                      Ana Ribeiro

                                                                      Position: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND MINDFULNESS TEACHER
                                                                      Categories: *CBT for Adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Mindfulness, Psychologists

                                                                      Ana Ribeiro is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher who was trained in the UK, France & Brazil. She has many years of experience working across the life span in the NHS before moving to private practice. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including GP surgeries, adolescent inpatient units, adult inpatient units and community teams.

                                                                      In her private practice, she has a wide range of international clients, and her main focus of work is with late adolescents and adults (16 year olds onwards).

                                                                      She offers therapy for a broad range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, work and school/UNI related stress (including management and prevention), sleeping problems, relationship difficulties, bereavement, and issues related to displacement and living away from home or in a foreign country. Ana has been practicing mindfulness meditation her whole life and is fully trained to teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. She has been for years teaching the 8 week course in small group settings and to individuals when appropriate. She continues to develop her skills and experience, attending regular training in Oxford and with other leading trainers in this field. In addition, she has special interests in the consequences of trauma, the power of resilience, the influence of one’s culture and beliefs to one’s mental health and wellbeing, self-development, confidence building & facilitating change and transformation. Her work may draw upon a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Systemic thinking and compassionate approaches to therapy. She offers therapy in English, French and Portuguese.

                                                                        Dr Rosa Matthews

                                                                        Position: CHARTERED PSYCHOLOGIST AND CHILD NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST
                                                                        Categories: *Cognitive Skills Assessment, Psychologists

                                                                        I am committed to promoting children’s development and learning, as well as their social and emotional wellbeing using my core training in mental health and my specialist training in child neuropsychology.

                                                                        As a child neuropsychologist I am able to provide a detailed profile of a young person’s/child’s strengths and areas of difficulty across a broad range of functioning: cognitive (including memory attention and aspects of language), social communication and everyday living skills as well as mental health. From this profile I put together a comprehensive and practical package of care to improve outcomes for that child. I work with parents, schools/education and others from the medical and allied professions.

                                                                        I endeavour to support parents/carers from the initial query or concerns about a child, to getting the various professionals needed to complete the work and, as needed, periodically reviewing progress to keep things on track. I place great importance post-assessment on working jointly with other professionals and providing good support for parents/carers.

                                                                        After 8 years working as an economist for the Bank of England and investment banks, I switched to clinical work and research in mental health in 2000 working at UCL, before formally retraining as a clinical psychologist. On qualifying as a clinical psychologist, I worked in the west of England, before relocating to London to commence my paediatric neuropsychology studies. After undertaking nine years of clinical practice (including Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Portland Hospital) and further training (UCL) I qualified as a child neuropsychologist. I currently practice independently and within the NHS providing neurodevelopmental assessment, including assessment for autism spectrum disorder. In my NHS post I provide consultation and training to professionals working in a child and adolescent mental health service.

                                                                          Beverley Sokel

                                                                          Position: CHARTERED PSYCHOLOGIST
                                                                          Categories: *CBT for Children, *Cognitive Skills Assessment, Psychologists

                                                                          Beverly Sokel is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with special interests in
                                                                          paediatric psychology and child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing.

                                                                          She offers therapy services for a wide range of psychological problems including anxiety and panic attacks, fears and phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, tic disorders, hair pulling and skin picking, sleeping, feeding and toileting difficulties, behavioural difficulties, emotional problems, relationships difficulties within families and bereavement as well as problems relating to health issues such as needle phobia and pain and symptom management. Her work with children, young people, parents and carers draws upon different therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), behaviour therapy, sessions for families and for parents, relaxation and breathing techniques, guided imagery and mindfulness.

                                                                          She works in private practice, having previously worked for many years as a clinical psychologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital and in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Hertfordshire.

                                                                          She is able to offer remote consultations and sessions at the present time.

                                                                            Dr Sue Harrison

                                                                            Position: CONSULTANT CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST
                                                                            Categories: *Cognitive Skills Assessment, Psychologists

                                                                            Dr Sue Harrison is a Consultant Child Psychologist, qualified both as a Chartered Educational Psychologist and a Paediatric Neuropsychologist. She has been working with children and young people for 20 years.

                                                                            She is very experienced in conducting psychometric assessments, characterising children’s learning profiles and making recommendations to support optimal development and academic progress. An assessment can highlight strengths and specific or subtle areas of need, and explore issues such as intellectual potential, dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention, memory, processing or language problems.

                                                                            She has studied and undertaken specialist training at University College London, the Institute of Education and the Institute of Child Health.

                                                                            She currently works in private practice and also at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. She has worked at Great Ormond Street for over 10 years, specialising in children’s learning and memory and in the needs of young people with neurological conditions such as epilepsy. She has trained and worked as a school teacher and has completed a research doctorate in children’s learning, memory and academic achievement.

                                                                            She currently examines and lectures on two Masters courses at University College London, in the areas of infancy, child assessment, and learning difficulties.

                                                                              Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes

                                                                              Position: CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST
                                                                              Categories: *CBT for Adults, *EMDR, Directors, Psychologists

                                                                              Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, EMDR Consultant, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Registered Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy and Registered Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor and is currently Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of Northumbria, Honorary Professor of Psychology at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Jamie specialises in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and stress problems, especially traumatic stress problems, and addictions. Following a short service commission in the Army, Jamie studied psychology at Birmingham University and University College London, psychopathology at Darwin College Cambridge, clinical psychology at Surrey University and war and psychiatry at King’s College London and trained as a clinical psychologist in the NHS. Jamie has worked in the field of psychotraumatology for 20 years. After an initial 5 years working in the NHS, Jamie worked as a consultant clinical psychologist with the MoD for 12 years, during which time he was the first senior lecturer in military psychology at the newly founded Academic Centre of Defence Mental Health at King’s College London, Head of Defence Clinical Psychology and the MoD’s first Defence Consultant Advisor in Psychology. He travelled widely to operational theatres including Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan and worked extensively with NATO and Partnership for Peace colleagues. Jamie is an EMDR Consultant and Supervisor, was a Founder Board Member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society and is a past President of the British Psychological Society as well as being patron or honorary president of a number of charities. Jamie has published widely with nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers, books and book chapters and has lectured on his specialist field of psychological trauma around the world. He is known for making his subject area accessible to all and easily understood, with frequent appearances in the media on BBC 1, BBC News Channel,  ITV, Channel 4, Sky BBC radio and in several broadsheet and tabloid newspapers. For more information go to www.jamiehackerhughes.com

                                                                                 

                                                                                Music Therapists

                                                                                Max Ryz

                                                                                MUSIC THERAPIST

                                                                                Max Ryz

                                                                                Position: MUSIC THERAPIST
                                                                                Categories: *Music Therapy, Music Therapists

                                                                                Max Ryz is a HCPC registered Music Therapist and a member of the British Association of Music Therapy (BAMT). He has wide ranging experience providing assessment, individual and group music therapy for adults, children and adolescents spanning across NHS, Third Sector, private health care and school settings.

                                                                                Max completed a clinical music therapy masters at the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre following a degree in composition at Trinity College of Music. He has also undertaken subsequent trainings at the Anna Freud Centre and the International Centre for Arts Psychotherapies, acquiring additional expertise in other psychotherapeutic approaches, including Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) and Mentalisation- Based Therapy (MBT).

                                                                                Max currently holds a position at the Central and North West London NHS Trust where he works with adults who have complex mental health conditions, such as depression, personality disorders and psychosis. In his private practice he is also seeing children and adolescents whose needs include developmental, communication and emotional difficulties as well as autism.

                                                                                Alongside his therapeutic work Max gives clinical supervision within the NHS and is an accredited supervisor with BAMT. He regularly facilitates workshops and seminars for interdisciplinary teams in health care settings and psychotherapy training provides and he is published in the British Journal of Music Therapy.

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Family Therapists

                                                                                  Suzanne Hutchison

                                                                                  FAMILY & COUPLE SYSTEMIC PSYCHOTHERAPIST

                                                                                  Dr Shadi Shahnavaz

                                                                                  COUPLE AND FAMILY SYSTEMIC THERAPIST

                                                                                  Annie Flower

                                                                                  CHILD, ADOLESCENT, FAMILY AND COUPLES THERAPIST

                                                                                  Dr Reenee Singh

                                                                                  Consultant Family and Couple Systemic Psychotherapist

                                                                                  Suzanne Hutchison

                                                                                  Position: FAMILY & COUPLE SYSTEMIC PSYCHOTHERAPIST
                                                                                  Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

                                                                                  Suzanne Hutchison is a UKCP registered Family & Couple Systemic Therapist. She has worked with families experiencing a variety of challenges that may impact them such as physical and/or mental illness, change, loss, abuse and trauma. She has a special interest in helping children, adolescents and their families facing eating disorders.

                                                                                  Her research has focused on understanding the experience of siblings of adolescents with eating disorders. She also has experience in supporting families through grief and bereavements, such as death, divorce/separation and other losses. Suzanne uses a systemic and collaborative approach in supporting families through difficulties. Suzanne is fluent in English and Spanish.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Dr Shadi Shahnavaz

                                                                                    Position: COUPLE AND FAMILY SYSTEMIC THERAPIST
                                                                                    Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *EMDR, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, *Trauma Therapy, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

                                                                                    Dr Shadi Shahnavaz is a UKCP registered couple and family Systemic Therapist with over 25 years experience of working with adolescents, individuals, couples and families.

                                                                                    Dr Shahnavaz worked in the NHS for 10 years and currently works at the Anna Freud Center where she is in the Contact and Residence Dispute Team and is also part of the teaching staff there.

                                                                                    Dr Shahnavaz specializes in trauma, loss and working with multicultural families. She also has a lot of experience with working with adolescents.

                                                                                    Dr Shahnavaz is trained in EMDR and trauma work.

                                                                                    She is also trained in working with attachment and parenting and is a ‘Circle of Security’ facilitator.

                                                                                    Dr Shahnavaz speaks French, Farsi and Swedish fluently.

                                                                                      Annie Flower

                                                                                      Position: CHILD, ADOLESCENT, FAMILY AND COUPLES THERAPIST
                                                                                      Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for children, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *Help with parenting, Directors, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

                                                                                      Annie Flower is a family and couple therapist with many years of experience working in both the NHS and the private sector.

                                                                                      Annie offers help and advice to those who may be experiencing conflict or difficulties in their own relationship, or with other family members. She also has a special interest in the problems of adolescents and their impact on other family members, such as eating disorders, conduct disorders, and the consequences of physical illness.

                                                                                        Dr Reenee Singh

                                                                                        Position: Consultant Family and Couple Systemic Psychotherapist
                                                                                        Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, Directors, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

                                                                                        Dr. Reenee Singh is a Consultant Family and Couple Systemic psychotherapist with over twenty years experience in working with children, families, couples and individuals. Reenee worked at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust for many years and is the Co-Director of the Tavistock Family Therapy and Systemic Research Centre. She is the Editor of the Journal of Family Therapy. Reenee has published two books and numerous papers in the areas of ‘race’, culture and qualitative research. Reenee presents her work at national and international conferences and teaches all over the world.

                                                                                        Reenee specialises in working with intercultural couples and mixed race families. She is currently the co-director of the London Intercultural Couples Centre at the Child and Family Practice.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Family Mediators

                                                                                          Adrian Clarke

                                                                                          CONSULTANT PSYCHOTHERAPIST, FAMILY MEDIATOR AND SOLICITOR

                                                                                          Adrian Clarke

                                                                                          Position: CONSULTANT PSYCHOTHERAPIST, FAMILY MEDIATOR AND SOLICITOR
                                                                                          Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Mediation, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, Family Mediators, Psychotherapists

                                                                                          Adrian Clarke is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, an accredited family mediator and a solicitor.He is a member of the Law Society family mediation panel and has been accredited by the Family Mediation Council. He is a Resolution trained professional practice consultant, which allows him to supervise other family mediators. He is also legally qualified, having been admitted as a solicitor in 1991.

                                                                                          He runs the family mediation service and he offers psychotherapy to individuals and relationship counselling for couples. He runs a separated parenting programme and he is trained to consult children about future arrangements when their parents are separating.

                                                                                          As well as his practice at TCFP, he is head of family mediation at Bross Bennett LLP, a niche family law practice in Highgate, North London, where he also runs the adult and couple counselling service. He has particular experience in emotionally complex parenting issues, high net worth cases and cases with an international dimension.

                                                                                          He delivers the court-referred separated parenting programme on behalf of CAFCASS and the family court.

                                                                                             

                                                                                            Educational Consultants

                                                                                            Georgia Pavlopoulou

                                                                                            AUTISM SPECIALIST, EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES

                                                                                            Georgia Pavlopoulou

                                                                                            Position: AUTISM SPECIALIST, EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES
                                                                                            Categories: *Autism, *Help with parenting, *School and Education, Educational Consultants

                                                                                            Dr Pavlopoulou is an Educational Consultant and Neurodevelopmental Specialist, as well as a passionate advocate of neurodiversity.

                                                                                            She has a Doctorate in Developmental Psychology and Mental Health from UCL and works with research teams in order to find the best ways to support neurodivergent people and their family members to live happier, healthier lives. She is also involved in academic research on learning, sleep, family relationships, anxiety, low mood and sex education needs of people with neurodevelopmental conditions. She is also leading Short Course in Autism and Mental Health at Anna Freud Centre. She has given talks across Europe and the US and co-authored a number of papers in family wellbeing and education. Currently, she is writing a book focusing on siblings’ relationships, experiences and ideas about neurodiversity. She is also editing a book on Mental Health in Autism: Improving Access to Psychological Services for Autistic Children, Young People and their Families. Dr Pavlopoulou is also leading a Masters’ level module on Psychological Aspects of Counselling at UCL.
                                                                                            Dr Pavlopoulou has 17 years of experience in designing and implementing communication, interaction and learning programs with autistic people and helping families and services to understand and respond to the mental health needs of autistic people. Dr Pavlopoulou is using acceptance and strength-based practices, contextual behavioural techniques and existential/humanistic values to help families and teachers to work with, rather than on or for, autistic people. She employs a number of creative, person-centered strategies to accommodate the needs of autistic people and to empower them to live with awareness, love and courage in order to reach their maximum potential.
                                                                                            Although Dr Pavlopoulou has a special interest in childhood neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism and parenting support and advice, she enjoys working with clients with a variety of conditions (ADHD, learning disabilities, Williams Syndrome, Crouzon Syndrome, Fragile X, etc.) and is able to provide high quality services for children and young people coping with various concerns, including:
                                                                                            • understanding and supporting behaviour at home and school
                                                                                            • friendships/perspective taking/social thinking
                                                                                            • school anxieties/school attendance
                                                                                            • meltdowns, burnout and family wellbeing
                                                                                            • siblings’ support (conflicts or worries)
                                                                                            • home routines
                                                                                            • designing, implementing or adapting a number of functional person-centered academic or direct instruction curriculum activities
                                                                                            • independent/life skills
                                                                                            • pre-vocational preparation 
                                                                                            • transition to adulthood
                                                                                            In order to ensure that the multiple needs of clients with neurodevelopmental conditions are met in the best possible way, Dr Pavlopoulou works closely with a multidisciplinary team of professionals which includes Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Paediatricians, Special Educators, Psychotherapists, a Play Therapist, a Dance Therapist and Physiotherapists.

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Speech and Language Therapists

                                                                                              Leonie Kenny

                                                                                              SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

                                                                                              Jennifer Warwick

                                                                                              SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

                                                                                              Leonie Kenny

                                                                                              Position: SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST
                                                                                              Categories: *Speech and Language Therapy, Speech Therapists

                                                                                                Jennifer Warwick

                                                                                                Position: SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST
                                                                                                Categories: *Autism, *Speech and Language Therapy, Speech Therapists

                                                                                                Since qualifying Jennifer has worked across a range of health, education and charity contexts providing assessment and intervention for children and young people with neurodevelopmental disorders and complex communication needs. Jennifer works collaboratively with parents and educators to support and empower them in developing communication and interaction skills in children and young people. Jennifer volunteers as a Research Champion and Advisor for ASD and social communication disorders for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT). She is committed to research and best practice evidenced through completion of an MSC in Human Communication at City University of London in 2013. Jennifer has a particular interest in the development of social cognition in young children and is joint author of the ‘Early Sociocognitive Battery’.

                                                                                                   

                                                                                                  Physiotherapists

                                                                                                  Laura Irwin

                                                                                                  PHYSIOTHERAPIST

                                                                                                  Laura Irwin

                                                                                                  Position: PHYSIOTHERAPIST
                                                                                                  Categories: *Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, Physiotherapists

                                                                                                  With a first-class honours degree from the Royal London Hospital, Masters from City University and professional qualifications from the Institute of Health service Management, Laura developed her foundation Paediatric skills at the Evelina Children’s Unit at Guy’s Hospital London.

                                                                                                  The world renowned Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital was where she consolidated these skills and developed a breadth of specialist knowledge and experience. Working alongside many eminently renowned Physicians, Laura was recognized for her excellence in practice specifically in the areas of neurology neurosurgery and neuro developmental paediatrics. As Director of Therapy services between 1994 and 1999, Laura had an extensive clinical, managerial and consultancy workload.

                                                                                                  With her knowledge of both the clinical and service provision aspects of Paediatric Health Care Laura worked with a team from Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital providing consultancy skills both nationally and Internationally; Chicago Memorial Children’s Hospital and Packard Children’s Hospital, Stamford Medical Centre, Palo Alto. Clinically she was also involved in outreach services both nationally and internationally; Egypt and The Far East.

                                                                                                  In current private practice Laura provides specialist Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapy services. She is one of only a handful of Neurodevelopmental therapists in the UK. As well as providing expert assessment, advice and treatment services, she provides an advisory and educational role to many UK schools. Academically she lectures at the University of Surrey.

                                                                                                  Laura is on the Physiotherapy board of The Heath Professions council, the Government body regulating Health Care professionals. In her spare time she has a husband, twin daughters and a son who keep her on her toes.

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Mindfulness

                                                                                                    Ana Ribeiro

                                                                                                    CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND MINDFULNESS TEACHER

                                                                                                    Ana Ribeiro

                                                                                                    Position: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND MINDFULNESS TEACHER
                                                                                                    Categories: *CBT for Adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Mindfulness, Psychologists

                                                                                                    Ana Ribeiro is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher who was trained in the UK, France & Brazil. She has many years of experience working across the life span in the NHS before moving to private practice. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including GP surgeries, adolescent inpatient units, adult inpatient units and community teams.

                                                                                                    In her private practice, she has a wide range of international clients, and her main focus of work is with late adolescents and adults (16 year olds onwards).

                                                                                                    She offers therapy for a broad range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, work and school/UNI related stress (including management and prevention), sleeping problems, relationship difficulties, bereavement, and issues related to displacement and living away from home or in a foreign country. Ana has been practicing mindfulness meditation her whole life and is fully trained to teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. She has been for years teaching the 8 week course in small group settings and to individuals when appropriate. She continues to develop her skills and experience, attending regular training in Oxford and with other leading trainers in this field. In addition, she has special interests in the consequences of trauma, the power of resilience, the influence of one’s culture and beliefs to one’s mental health and wellbeing, self-development, confidence building & facilitating change and transformation. Her work may draw upon a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Systemic thinking and compassionate approaches to therapy. She offers therapy in English, French and Portuguese.

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Occupational Therapists

                                                                                                      Alison Kibble

                                                                                                      Paediatric Occupational Therapist

                                                                                                      Alison Kibble

                                                                                                      Position: Paediatric Occupational Therapist
                                                                                                      Categories: *Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapists

                                                                                                      Alison is a client focused occupational therapist helping children, families and schools in London and the Home Counties. She is experienced in working with both state and independent schools and often provides inset training.

                                                                                                      Alison has a Biochemistry degree from the University of Oxford and an Occupational Therapy degree from Oxford Brookes where she was awarded the highest first in her year. She has experience in rehabilitation, forensic mental health and paediatrics and has chosen to specialise in working with children.

                                                                                                      Alison enjoys working with children with a range of developmental, motor and behavioural challenges. Some may not have any form of diagnosis. Others may have one or more of the following:

                                                                                                      • Motor difficulties including difficulty with handwriting
                                                                                                      • Developmental delay
                                                                                                      • Dyspraxia or DCD
                                                                                                      • ADD/ADHD
                                                                                                      • Acquired brain injury
                                                                                                      • Sensory processing differences
                                                                                                      • Learning difficulties
                                                                                                      • Autism

                                                                                                      Alison places an emphasis on evidence-based treatment and goal attainment, ensuring that the views of the child and family are at the centre of her treatment. An empathetic, educative and supportive approach enables parents and children to progress together outside of OT treatment.