Experience

Experience:

Child and adolescent psychotherapist in private practice 

November 2015 – present

– individual psychotherapy (short and long term) with young people aged 0-24

– work with parents / carers and families

 

Child and adolescent psychotherapist at The Bridge Foundation Bristol

February 2014 – Present

– individual psychotherapy (short and long term) with young people aged 0-24

– work with parents / carers and families

– specialist assessments

– consultations to other agencies

– work with schools (Including – individual therapy for children and young people, consultation to staff, assessments, training and INSET)

 

    • Child and adolescent psychotherapist, Abingdon CAMHS

– Duties – as above

 

Child and adolescent psychotherapist in training, Melksham CAMHS

September 2010 – July 2014

– Duties – as above

 

  •  Teacher at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School (Bristol)

 

– Teacher of children with severe emotional and behavioural difficulties in a residential therapeutic community, working within a psychoanalytic framework.  Children’s behaviours included physical and verbal aggression, excessive risk taking, school refusal, causing damage to their environment, severe distrust of others and many other presentations.  Children at the school had often experienced severe trauma, neglect or abuse or multiple placement breakdown.

– Group work, individual work

– Developing emotional literacy & social skills

 

    • Assistant head of unit at PRUIS (Pupil Referral unit and Integration Service), Oxfordshire

– Teacher and assistant head of unit; working with adolescents excluded from school

– Personal, social and health education; social and classroom skills; building self-esteem

– Group and individual teaching (general curriculum with specialism in literacy)

– Consultations to schools

 

  • Teacher / head of literacy at St Bartholomew’s School (Newbury)

– Teacher of English and literacy

– Special needs teaching