I am a child and adolescent psychotherapist based in Bristol (UK), registered with the Association of Child Psychotherapists and trained by the Tavistock Centre (London). I offer brief and long term psychotherapy to infants children and young people up to age 24, parent and family work, parent-infant work, consultations to other professionals and to schools. I have a well equipped and comfortable consulting room in the BS9 area of Bristol, with easy access to the M5 and close to bus and train links from Clifton, Redland and the city centre.
I am also an experienced teacher, with a specialism in work with young people with severe emotional and behavioural difficulties. From 2004-2009 I worked in a therapeutic residential community, The Mulberry Bush School, for primary age children with some of the most vulnerable and traumatised children in the UK. I have also worked in CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, part of the NHS) and for a Pupil Referral Unit. In addition to work in private practice I work for The Bridge Foundation (Bristol).
My current research interest is how to measure progress in psychotherapy, and I recently completed a doctorate examining this issue. I am on the media team of the Bulletin for the Association of Child psychotherapists and I am assistant editor of the International Journal of Infant Observation.