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

Dr Roger Kennedy

CONSULTANT CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST AND PSYCHOANALYST

Dr Philip Hayton

CHARTERED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Jennifer Warwick

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

Dr Roger Kennedy

Position: CONSULTANT CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST AND PSYCHOANALYST
Categories: *ADD, *ADHD, *Autism, *Multidisciplinary Assessments, *School and Education, *Trauma Therapy, 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.

    Kennedy, R. (2014) The Psychic Home. London and New York: Routledge

    Kennedy, R. (2019) Tolerating Strangers in Intolerant Times. London and New York: Routledge.

    Kennedy, R. (2020) The Power of Music. London: Phoenix Books

    Dr Philip Hayton

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

    Dr Hayton completed doctoral training at Salomons Clinical Psychology Training Programme in 2005, emphasising family, adult, parent, and child developmental psychology at the Child & Family Department of the NHS Tavistock Clinic where he completed a yearlong specialisation. He works in Hertfordshire, in London, and internationally online. He has contributed to CFP since 2007. He is a Director and co-chairs the Adult Practice group.

    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. He uses a broad range of Cognitive and other Psychological and Systemic approaches in brief and longer-term periods of work.  He is a highly-experienced clinical psychologist, having working in leading NHS services for 15 years. In his small private practice at TCFP, his clients 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.

    With extensive ‘lifespan development’ and systemic expertise in organisations and with senior leaders, Dr Hayton also offers specialist bespoke coaching, consultation and supervision for coaches, consultants, and consultancies, drawing on further training at the Tavistock Institute and research at Ashridge Executive Education. Dr Hayton was on the faculty of a UK Counselling Psychology professional doctorate for ten years as a senior lecturer leading 3rd year teaching, and supervised or examined 50+ professional doctorate theses (now an honorary appointment). In summary, Dr Hayton has substantial experience of empowering adult development at all levels, across a full range of chronological ages (12+), abilities, and roles, both at TCFP and internationally.

      Jennifer Warwick

      Position: SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST
      Categories: *Autism, *Speech and Language Therapy, Directors, 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’.

         

        Psychotherapists

        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

        Dr Reenee Singh

        Consultant Family and Couple Systemic Psychotherapist

        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: *Anxiety-Depression, *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *EMDR, *Family Mediation, *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).

                Maroni, L. (in press) ‘The language of silence: factors inhibiting the production of language. The Journal of Educational Psychotherapy. To appear in August 2021 edition.

                Maroni, L. (2020) Book review ‘On Adolescence: inside stories’by Waddell, M. (Routledge, 2018). International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 101 (4): pp.835-837.

                Maroni, L. (2015) ‘The smell of belonging’ in Briggs, A. (Ed.) Towards Belonging. Negotiating new relationships for adopted children and those in care. Tavistock Clinic Series. London: Karnac (Reprinted Routledge, 2018).

                Adrian Clarke

                Position: CONSULTANT PSYCHOTHERAPIST, FAMILY MEDIATOR AND SOLICITOR
                Categories: *Anxiety-Depression, *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.

                  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, 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.

                    Singh, R. and Sim, T. (2021) Families in the time of the Pandemic: Breakdown or Breakthrough? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, https://doi.org/10.1002/anzf.1445.

                    Borcsa, M., Lebow J.L., Singh, R., Larner, G. and Messent, P. (2020) Publication in Family Therapy Journals: Family Process, Journal of Family Therapy, and Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy – A Discussion with Editors. In Ochs, M., Borcsa, M. & Schweitzer, J. (Eds.). Systemic Research in Individual, Couple and Family Therapy and Counseling (EFTA Book Series, Volume 4). pp.17-430, Cham, CH: Springer International.

                    Rastogi, M. and Singh, R. (2020) Preface. Systemic Family Therapy and Global Health Issues. The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy. Volume 4. London: Wiley.

                    Reibstein, J. and Singh, R. (2020) The Intercultural Exeter Couples Model. Making Connections for a Divided World through Systemic-Behavioural Therapy. Wiley: Oxford.

                    Robinson, D. and Singh, R. (2020) ‘Forced Marriage as a Representation of a Belief System in the UK and its Psychological Impact on Well-being’. In Majors, R., Carberry, K. and Ransaw, T. (Eds). The International Handbook of Black Community Mental Health, pp.489-505. Emerald Publishing: UK.

                    Singh, R. (2020) ‘Home is where the heart is: Aporias of love and belonging in intercultural couples’, pp.145-157 in A. Abela, S. Vell and S. Piscopo, Couple Relationships in the 21st Century, New York: Springer.

                    Singh, R., Killian, K., Bhugun, D. and Tseng, C. (2020). ‘Clinical Work with Intercultural Couples’ pp.155-183 in K. Wampler and A. Blow (ed.) Handbook of Family Therapy, Volume 3. Wiley: Oxford.

                    Wampler, K.S, Rastogi, M. and Singh, R. (2020) The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy. Volume 4. Systemic Family Therapy and Global Health Issues. Wiley: Oxford.

                    Singh, R. (2019) ‘Working systemically with family violence’. pp.113-124 in S. Sonpar and N. Kanwar (Eds) Surviving on the Edge. Psychosocial Perspectives on Violence and Prejudice in India. New Delhi: Sage.

                    Reibstein, J. and Singh, R. (2018) The Intercultural Exeter Model. Psychotherapy Review. Special section on Couples and Families, pp. 56-71.

                    Singh, R. (2017) ‘Do we need to change the way we measure change? Developments in SCORE -15’. Journal of Family Therapy 39 (1), pp. 1-3.

                    Singh, R. (2017) ‘Intimate Strangers: working with interfaith couples’. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy. Special issue on Spirituality. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy. 38(1), pp.7-14.

                    Singh, R. (2017) ‘Valedictory Editorial’. Journal of Family Therapy 39(4) pp.495-497.

                    Singh, R. and Dada, M. (2017) ‘On the frontline: intercultural couples in a divided world’. Discover Society. May 02. https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783319596976

                    Sim, T., Yi Yang, X., Chan, S., Loy, J.T.C, Sng, S., Lo, R., Chao, W. and Singh, R. (2017) ‘Co-constructing family therapy in the Asian Chinese family diasporas of mainland China, Malaysia, Macau, Singapore and Taiwan’. Journal of Family Therapy. Special issue. 39(2) pp.131-150

                    Singh, R. (2016) ‘Couples and transgenerational relationships: cultural considerations and connundra’, Journal of Family Therapy, 38(3), pp.301-301.

                    Singh, R. (2016) ‘The stories we tell: Systemic thinking in a divided world’. Editorial, Journal of Family Therapy, 38(4), pp. 405-466

                    Singh, R. (2015) A journal in time. Past, present and future themes. Journal of Family Therapy, 37 (4): 407-408.

                    Singh, R. (2015) Reflections on Practice. Enduring Love? Couple Relationships in the 21st Century. Clinical Implications. Feedback. Journal of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland, (pp. 70 -79).

                    Singh, R. (2015) Systemic innovators, past and present. Editorial. Journal of Family Therapy 37 (3), pp. 265 -266.

                       

                      Psychiatrists

                      Dr Hanspeter Dorner

                      Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

                      Dr Clare Gates

                      Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

                      Dr Roger Kennedy

                      CONSULTANT CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST AND PSYCHOANALYST

                      Dr Marcella Fok

                      CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST

                      Dr. Anya Kaushik

                      CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST

                      Dr Rakendu Suren

                      CONSULTANT CHILD AND ADOLESCENT 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

                      Dr Arnon Bentovim

                      CONSULTANT CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST

                      Dr Hanspeter Dorner

                      Position: Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
                      Categories: *ADD, *ADHD, Psychiatrists

                      Dr Dorner is a highly-experienced Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with 20 years of experience in the field of child mental health. He has expertise in the assessment and treatment of neuro-developmental disorders such as ADHD and ASD as well as anxiety disorders, mood disorders and psychotic states in children and adolescents. Hanspeter has a special interest in complex mental health needs in children and young people, in particular trauma related mental health difficulties and emerging personality difficulties. After graduating in medicine at the University of Vienna/Austria, he started his training in child & adolescent psychiatry in Innsbruck and later completed higher specialist training in the Great Ormond Street Hospital training scheme. Prior to his career in child & adolescent psychiatry, Hanspeter worked as a Paediatrician in Austria. In 2000, the University of Innsbruck awarded him a Masters degree in Systemic Therapy. In addition to his work in managerial positions for the NHS, Hanspeter has extensive experience as an expert witness in care proceedings and has for many years contributed to service developments and training in international mental health settings. He is fluent in English, German and proficient in Spanish.

                       

                        Dr Clare Gates

                        Position: Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
                        Categories: *ADD, *ADHD, *Anxiety-Depression, Psychiatrists
                        Dr Clare Gates is a consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who, after a career in the NHS spanning 20 years has been working in the private and voluntary sector since 2011.
                        She has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of the full spectrum of commonly encountered child and adolescent mental health conditions including adolescent and childhood depression, OCD, anxiety disorders, ASD and ADHD.
                        In addition to her private practice, Dr Gates works as a consultant to the National Autistic Society (NAS) Lorna Wing Centre providing diagnostic assessments and offers specialist support to parents of teenagers in conjunction with the charity, Connected Lives.

                          Dr Roger Kennedy

                          Position: CONSULTANT CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST AND PSYCHOANALYST
                          Categories: *ADD, *ADHD, *Autism, *Multidisciplinary Assessments, *School and Education, *Trauma Therapy, 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.

                            Kennedy, R. (2014) The Psychic Home. London and New York: Routledge

                            Kennedy, R. (2019) Tolerating Strangers in Intolerant Times. London and New York: Routledge.

                            Kennedy, R. (2020) The Power of Music. London: Phoenix Books

                            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.

                              Dr. Anya Kaushik

                              Position: CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST
                              Categories: *Behavioural problems, Psychiatrists

                              Dr. Anya Kaushik is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and works in the NHS and at The Child and Family Practice. She completed her medical degree at the University of Southampton and her specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in London. She holds a Consultant post in the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, working in a busy community child and adolescent mental health team (CAMHS).

                              Dr. Kaushik has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including:

                              • Inpatient mental health wards (The Maudsley Hospital, The Bethlem Royal Hospital)
                              • Paediatric liaison services at Evelina London Children’s Hospital (assessing and managing mental health symptoms in children presenting with complex medical needs)
                              • Tics and Tourette Syndrome Specialist Services (St. Thomas’ Hospital)
                              • Specialist complex neurodevelopmental clinics (St. Thomas’ Hospital and the Maudsley Hospital)

                              On a personal level, Dr. Kaushik is passionate about addressing the destigmatisation of emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and adolescents (a significant barrier to accessing care for young people) and has presented some of her research at both national and international conferences.

                              Dr. Kaushik is proficient in Greek and holds registration as a Section 12 Approved Doctor under the Mental Health Act.

                                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 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: *Anxiety-Depression, *Eating Disorders, *Trauma Therapy, 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.

                                        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.

                                          Bentovim, A., Chorpita, B.F., Daleiden, E., Gray, J., Pizzey, S. and Vizard, E., (In Press). ‘The value of a modular, multi-focal, therapeutic approach to addressing child maltreatment: Hope for Children and Families Intervention Resources – a discussion article’. Child Abuse and Neglect. Doi.10.2016/J.Chiabu.2020.104703
                                           

                                          Paediatricians

                                          Dr Nikki Baatjes

                                          Neurodevelopmental Pediatric Consultant

                                          Dr Jack Singer

                                          Consultant Paediatrician

                                          Dr Narad Mathura

                                          Consultant Paediatrician

                                          Dr Ben Ko

                                          SENIOR CONSULTANT PAEDIATRICIAN

                                          Dr Nikki Baatjes

                                          Position: Neurodevelopmental Pediatric Consultant
                                          Categories: *Paediatrics, Paediatricians

                                          Dr Nikki Baatjes is an  NHS  Neurodevelopmental Pediatric Consultant based at Evelina community Child Health, Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Baatjes undertakes neurodevelopmental, school aged assessments and diagnoses Autism Spectrum Disorders for children and young people up to 18 years of age.

                                          Dr Baatjes trained in South Africa and completed her undergraduate medical degree at the University of Cape Town. Dr Baatjes lived in London since 2001, where she has undertaken all of her post graduate training in Pediatrics. Dr Baatjes is a fellow of the Royal College of Pediatrics and achieved her CCT (Certificate of Completion) as a Consultant in Pediatrics in 2012. She has completed all of her post graduate training and NHS posts in London;  where she remains as a consultant at Evelina Child Health.

                                          Dr Baatjes also completed a Masters (MSc) in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at IOPP (Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology) at King’s College London. Her areas of interest are developmental and social pediatrics and Autism. Dr Baatjes is currently an assistant editor for the international medical journal CCH: Care, Health & Development.

                                            Dr Jack Singer

                                            Position: Consultant Paediatrician
                                            Email: info@tcfp.org.uk
                                            Categories: *Paediatrics, Paediatricians

                                            Dr Jack Singer is a Consultant Paediatrician in full-time private practice. He trained in Boston, USA at The Children’s Hospital Medical Centre and Harvard University where he was a corporation appointment. He then spent four years at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Health Bethesda Maryland. He was a Rockafella Foundation – Population Council fellow with Professor Lional Penrose at the Galton Laboratory, London. He then joined Professor Paul Paulani at The Paediatric Research Unit at Guy’s Hospital.

                                            Dr Singer is now in full time private practice in general paediatrics and has a particular interest in Neurodevelopmental paediatrics and Allergy. He also covers all aspects of paediatric medicine.

                                            Dr Narad Mathura

                                            Position: Consultant Paediatrician
                                            Categories: *Paediatrics, Paediatricians

                                            Dr Mathura has been a full-time NHS Consultant Paediatrician since 2010 specialising in the diagnosis of autism and childhood developmental disorders. Currently, he is the lead consultant for the Autism and Related Disorders service and joint Head of Service at Evelina Community Child Health London, Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust.

                                            Dr Mathura completed advanced specialist paediatric training at both the Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital for Wales in Cardiff. He first qualified as a doctor in 1996 from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad. Dr Mathura has a Masters in Child Health and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He is an honorary tutor on the International Child Rights and Development Masters course, Kings College and Association for Research in Infant & Child Development courses.

                                            Dr Mathura’s expertise includes:

                                            • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
                                            • Developmental Paediatrics
                                            • Neurodisability
                                            • Social paediatrics
                                            • Child protection

                                            Dr Mathura has professional training in administering the following:

                                            • Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R)
                                            • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) all modules
                                            • Bayley’s Scales of Infant & Toddler Development
                                            • Griffiths Scales of Childhood Development (GSCD III)

                                            Qualifications:

                                            • 1996: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS): UWI, Trinidad
                                            • 2005: Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (MRCPCH)
                                            • 2010: Certificate Completion & Specialty Registration (CCST & CESR)
                                            • 2013: Master of Science (MSc): Cardiff University, UK
                                            • 2014: Griffiths Mental Developmental Scales (GMDS-III), Cardiff
                                            • 2014: Autism Diagnostic Interview- Revised, London
                                            • 2016: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2), Tavistock, London
                                            • 2016: Bailey’s Scales of Infant & Toddler Development, GSTT, London
                                            • 2021: Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (FRCPCH)
                                              General Medical Council Registration: 4373287

                                             

                                              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.

                                                RCPCH. Covering All Bases, Community Child Health: A Paediatric Workforce Guide (2017) (Member of project steering group and co-author)

                                                 

                                                Psychologists

                                                Dr Parneet Chahal

                                                Principal Counselling Psychologist

                                                Andrew Stephens

                                                Consultant Educational and Clinical Psychologist

                                                Dr Susan Pooley

                                                Registered Clinical Psychologist

                                                Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes

                                                CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST

                                                Dr Alison Pak

                                                CHARTERED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

                                                Dr Tej

                                                CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

                                                Dr Rebecca Greenaway

                                                Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Child Neuropsychologist

                                                Dr Beth Watkins

                                                Chartered 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 CLINICAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST

                                                Dr Sue Harrison

                                                CONSULTANT CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST

                                                Dr Philip Hayton

                                                CHARTERED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

                                                Richenda Morrison

                                                Consultant Educational Psychologist

                                                Dr Parneet Chahal

                                                Position: Principal Counselling Psychologist
                                                Categories: Psychologists

                                                Dr Chahal qualified as a Counselling Psychologist in 2014. Since then she has been working in the NHS and Social Care with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing mental health difficulties. She currently works part-time in the NHS as a Principal Counselling Psychologist in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency Family Court Assessment Team undertaking comprehensive psychological assessments of families in court proceedings, alongside working as an independent Counselling Psychologist in private practice.

                                                Dr Chahal holds a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DCounsPsy) from the University of Manchester, an MEd in Psychology of Education from the University of Manchester, an MSc in Counselling Psychology from Keele University, and the Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) Expert Witness Family Certificate. She is registered with the Health and Professions Council.

                                                Dr Parneet Chahal works with children, adolescents, and adults who present with a wide range of mental health difficulties. She has a particular interest in the assessment and treatment of trauma and attachment related difficulties across the life span. She is experienced in working with individuals with neuro-developmental differences, such as Autism Spectrum Condition, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Learning Difficultie.

                                                Dr Chahal works in an integrative way, drawing upon a number of evidence-based models she is trained and experienced in, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT). Dr Chahal views the therapeutic relationship as being central to enabling facilitative change and meaning making for her clients. She works collaboratively with clients by helping them understand their difficulties and tailoring a treatment plan that best meets their needs and goals.

                                                 

                                                  Andrew Stephens

                                                  Position: Consultant Educational and Clinical Psychologist
                                                  Categories: *School and Education, Psychologists

                                                  Andrew is a highly qualified psychologist with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Masters from the University of Sydney who brings exceptional educational and clinical expertise to his practice. In 2020, he relocated to the UK, serving as a senior educational psychologist for Essex local authority. Now in independent practice, Andrew specialises in psychoeducational and autism assessments, reflecting his dedication to positively impacting lives.

                                                  Andrew puts his clients at the front and centre of his practice and takes a person-centred approach to all assessments. He is a passionate advocate of neurodiversity-affirmative practice and believes wholeheartedly in empowering individuals to recognise and capitalise on their strengths.

                                                  Andrew is registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as an Educational, Clinical and Counselling psychologist and the British Psychological Society (BPS).

                                                    Dr Susan Pooley

                                                    Position: Registered Clinical Psychologist
                                                    Categories: Psychologists

                                                    Dr Susan Pooley is a British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered clinical psychologist and who qualified in the U.K (Salomons Doctoral Training Programme). She has more than 17 years post-qualification experience working with children, adolescents, adults, parents and families who have experienced developmental trauma with symptoms of post-traumatic stress, anxiety and low mood, neurodiversity and common emotional well-being and interpersonal difficulties.

                                                    She has worked in specialist and general services for people across the life-span, as an editor of Clinical Psychology Forum, lecturer on the Surrey Doctoral Training Programme and held senior management roles in services for care-experienced children, adolescents and young adults as well as general child and adolescent mental health services. She won a national research prize for her doctoral research and has published in the areas of psychology and law.
                                                    Her work in independent private practice includes psychological assessment (development, neurodevelopment, behaviour, cognitive, mental health, social functioning, risk) and psychotherapeutic treatment utilising EMDR, cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic and systemic therapy methods. Treatment is based on the needs of the client/family with a foundation in a good therapeutic relationship. She also offers child and adult intellectual ability assessments (IQ). She provides supervision for clinicians and clinical teams in the NHS, consultation and training, as well as working regularly as an expert witness for the family courts. She is an active member of the Clinicians and Professionals working with Looked After and Adopted Children (CPLAAC).

                                                    She has completed basic and advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as both levels of the Child & Adolescent Adapted EMDR training.

                                                      Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes

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

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                                                        Dr Alison Pak

                                                        Position: CHARTERED 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.

                                                            Dr Rebecca Greenaway

                                                            Position: Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Child Neuropsychologist
                                                            Categories: Psychologists

                                                            Dr 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 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.

                                                                    Reibstein, J. (in preparation): Inter Act: the evidence for relating skillfully. London and New York: Bloomsbury

                                                                    Reibstein, J. and Sherbersky, H. (in press) ‘Manualising the Exeter Model: couple therapy for depression – a behavioural-systemic approach’, in Mariotti, M., Saba, G. and Stratton, P (eds) Handbook of systemic approaches to psychotherapy manuals: integrating research, practice, and training. New York: Springer

                                                                    Reibstein, J. and Singh, R. (2020) ‘The Intercultural Exeter Couples Model: making connections for a divided world through systemic-behavioural therapy’. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Blackwell

                                                                    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 CLINICAL CHILD 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. She is also able to offer cognitive psychological assessments for school age children and adolescents.  These assessments include standardised assessment of intellectual abilities and attainments in literacy and numeracy to explore issues such as intellectual potential, dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.

                                                                          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.

                                                                            Dr Philip Hayton

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

                                                                            Dr Hayton completed doctoral training at Salomons Clinical Psychology Training Programme in 2005, emphasising family, adult, parent, and child developmental psychology at the Child & Family Department of the NHS Tavistock Clinic where he completed a yearlong specialisation. He works in Hertfordshire, in London, and internationally online. He has contributed to CFP since 2007. He is a Director and co-chairs the Adult Practice group.

                                                                            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. He uses a broad range of Cognitive and other Psychological and Systemic approaches in brief and longer-term periods of work.  He is a highly-experienced clinical psychologist, having working in leading NHS services for 15 years. In his small private practice at TCFP, his clients 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.

                                                                            With extensive ‘lifespan development’ and systemic expertise in organisations and with senior leaders, Dr Hayton also offers specialist bespoke coaching, consultation and supervision for coaches, consultants, and consultancies, drawing on further training at the Tavistock Institute and research at Ashridge Executive Education. Dr Hayton was on the faculty of a UK Counselling Psychology professional doctorate for ten years as a senior lecturer leading 3rd year teaching, and supervised or examined 50+ professional doctorate theses (now an honorary appointment). In summary, Dr Hayton has substantial experience of empowering adult development at all levels, across a full range of chronological ages (12+), abilities, and roles, both at TCFP and internationally.

                                                                              Richenda Morrison

                                                                              Position: Consultant Educational Psychologist
                                                                              Categories: *School and Education, Psychologists

                                                                              Richenda is an experienced Educational Psychologist with over 20 years experience of working for both local authorities and in private practice. She specialises in working with children, young people and their families. Richenda has not only worked in the UK for Richmond, Surrey and Merton councils but headed up the Assessment and Research for the Dyslexia Association in Singapore where she assessed children and young people to identify specific learning difficulties.

                                                                              Richenda is registered as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is also a registered Educational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

                                                                                 

                                                                                Family Therapists

                                                                                Suzanne Hutchison

                                                                                FAMILY & COUPLE SYSTEMIC PSYCHOTHERAPIST

                                                                                Dr Shadi Shahnavaz

                                                                                COUPLE AND FAMILY SYSTEMIC 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: *Anxiety-Depression, *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *EMDR, *Family Mediation, *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.

                                                                                    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, 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.

                                                                                    Singh, R. and Sim, T. (2021) Families in the time of the Pandemic: Breakdown or Breakthrough? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, https://doi.org/10.1002/anzf.1445.

                                                                                    Borcsa, M., Lebow J.L., Singh, R., Larner, G. and Messent, P. (2020) Publication in Family Therapy Journals: Family Process, Journal of Family Therapy, and Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy – A Discussion with Editors. In Ochs, M., Borcsa, M. & Schweitzer, J. (Eds.). Systemic Research in Individual, Couple and Family Therapy and Counseling (EFTA Book Series, Volume 4). pp.17-430, Cham, CH: Springer International.

                                                                                    Rastogi, M. and Singh, R. (2020) Preface. Systemic Family Therapy and Global Health Issues. The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy. Volume 4. London: Wiley.

                                                                                    Reibstein, J. and Singh, R. (2020) The Intercultural Exeter Couples Model. Making Connections for a Divided World through Systemic-Behavioural Therapy. Wiley: Oxford.

                                                                                    Robinson, D. and Singh, R. (2020) ‘Forced Marriage as a Representation of a Belief System in the UK and its Psychological Impact on Well-being’. In Majors, R., Carberry, K. and Ransaw, T. (Eds). The International Handbook of Black Community Mental Health, pp.489-505. Emerald Publishing: UK.

                                                                                    Singh, R. (2020) ‘Home is where the heart is: Aporias of love and belonging in intercultural couples’, pp.145-157 in A. Abela, S. Vell and S. Piscopo, Couple Relationships in the 21st Century, New York: Springer.

                                                                                    Singh, R., Killian, K., Bhugun, D. and Tseng, C. (2020). ‘Clinical Work with Intercultural Couples’ pp.155-183 in K. Wampler and A. Blow (ed.) Handbook of Family Therapy, Volume 3. Wiley: Oxford.

                                                                                    Wampler, K.S, Rastogi, M. and Singh, R. (2020) The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy. Volume 4. Systemic Family Therapy and Global Health Issues. Wiley: Oxford.

                                                                                    Singh, R. (2019) ‘Working systemically with family violence’. pp.113-124 in S. Sonpar and N. Kanwar (Eds) Surviving on the Edge. Psychosocial Perspectives on Violence and Prejudice in India. New Delhi: Sage.

                                                                                    Reibstein, J. and Singh, R. (2018) The Intercultural Exeter Model. Psychotherapy Review. Special section on Couples and Families, pp. 56-71.

                                                                                    Singh, R. (2017) ‘Do we need to change the way we measure change? Developments in SCORE -15’. Journal of Family Therapy 39 (1), pp. 1-3.

                                                                                    Singh, R. (2017) ‘Intimate Strangers: working with interfaith couples’. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy. Special issue on Spirituality. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy. 38(1), pp.7-14.

                                                                                    Singh, R. (2017) ‘Valedictory Editorial’. Journal of Family Therapy 39(4) pp.495-497.

                                                                                    Singh, R. and Dada, M. (2017) ‘On the frontline: intercultural couples in a divided world’. Discover Society. May 02. https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783319596976

                                                                                    Sim, T., Yi Yang, X., Chan, S., Loy, J.T.C, Sng, S., Lo, R., Chao, W. and Singh, R. (2017) ‘Co-constructing family therapy in the Asian Chinese family diasporas of mainland China, Malaysia, Macau, Singapore and Taiwan’. Journal of Family Therapy. Special issue. 39(2) pp.131-150

                                                                                    Singh, R. (2016) ‘Couples and transgenerational relationships: cultural considerations and connundra’, Journal of Family Therapy, 38(3), pp.301-301.

                                                                                    Singh, R. (2016) ‘The stories we tell: Systemic thinking in a divided world’. Editorial, Journal of Family Therapy, 38(4), pp. 405-466

                                                                                    Singh, R. (2015) A journal in time. Past, present and future themes. Journal of Family Therapy, 37 (4): 407-408.

                                                                                    Singh, R. (2015) Reflections on Practice. Enduring Love? Couple Relationships in the 21st Century. Clinical Implications. Feedback. Journal of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland, (pp. 70 -79).

                                                                                    Singh, R. (2015) Systemic innovators, past and present. Editorial. Journal of Family Therapy 37 (3), pp. 265 -266.

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Family Mediators

                                                                                      Adrian Clarke

                                                                                      CONSULTANT PSYCHOTHERAPIST, FAMILY MEDIATOR AND SOLICITOR

                                                                                      Adrian Clarke

                                                                                      Position: CONSULTANT PSYCHOTHERAPIST, FAMILY MEDIATOR AND SOLICITOR
                                                                                      Categories: *Anxiety-Depression, *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.

                                                                                         

                                                                                        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.

                                                                                          Pavlopoulou, G. (2020). ‘A Good Night’s Sleep: Learning About Sleep From Autistic Adolescents’ Personal Accounts’ Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 3597.

                                                                                          Pavlopoulou, G. and Dimitriou, D. (2020) ‘In their own words, in their own photos: Adolescent females’ siblinghood experiences, needs and perspectives growing up with a preverbal autistic brother or sister’ Research in developmental disabilities, 97, 103556.

                                                                                          Pavlopoulou, G., Wood, R. and Papadopoulos, C., 2020. Impact of Covid-19 on the experiences of parents and family carers of autistic children and young people in the UK. University College London Report

                                                                                          Pavlopoulou, G. and Dimitriou, D. (2019) ‘I don’t live with autism; I live with my sister. Sisters’ accounts on growing up with their preverbal autistic siblings’ Research in developmental disabilities, 88, pp.1-15.

                                                                                          Pavlopoulou, G. and Dimitriou, D. (2018) Autistic adults and sleep problems. National Autistic Society Report

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Speech and Language Therapists

                                                                                          Jennifer Warwick

                                                                                          SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

                                                                                          Jennifer Warwick

                                                                                          Position: SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST
                                                                                          Categories: *Autism, *Speech and Language Therapy, Directors, 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’.

                                                                                             

                                                                                            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.