About me

DSCN1461_copy (1)I am a Psychological Therapist based in Edinburgh specialising in work with children, adolescents and their families.  I will adopt a systemic approach when working with you and seek to understand behaviours and difficulties within the context of environmental influences such as home life, school life, friends, social media, etc.  I can work with you to develop a shared understanding of difficulties that your child may be exhibiting such as anxiety, low mood and behavioural issues.  We can then develop a suitable, evidence-led, intervention approach which fits within your own unique family situation.  I promote an early intervention approach whereby individuals are supported as soon as they feel they are developing a mental health issue, rather than waiting until it is impacting negatively on daily life.  Contact me now for an initial discussion.

What I can support you with:

  • Low mood
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Phobias
  • Self-harm
  • Body image problems
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Parenting worries
  • Understanding and supporting a diagnosis of ASD

Group Support

I can deliver group information sessions for school councils and other youth organisations on prevention and early intervention of mental health problems.

 

Experience and Training

Many years teaching, researching and practising in the area of child development and mental health.

Qualified Clinical Associate Psychologist

Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society.

Experience within NHS working with children aged 2 to 18.

Worked on research projects considering infant mental health and the impact throughout life.

Teaching on university courses, both undergraduate and postgraduate in the area of child development.  In particular, teacher education programmes, focusing on approaches to teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia, Social and Emotional Difficulties, amongst other things.

Trained to deliver a number of parenting programmes including The Incredible Years and Mellow Parenting.