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.
Prior to training as a child and adolescent psychotherapist I worked for many years as a 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 previously 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 as a senior psychotherapist at 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 assistant editor of the International Journal of Infant Observation.
* Unfortunately I currently have no spaces available for therapy and my waiting list is full. I will update this page when this situation changes – this is likely to be after Sept 2018 *