I’m a qualified Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with full membership of the ACP (Association of Child Psychotherapy). I work with infants, children, and young people presenting with a range of difficulties.
Sometimes I will see parents/carers alone to think about their children and this by itself can be helpful to the child, at other times I may see a child for assessment and subsequent psychotherapy, on other occasions I may work with family members together. I am flexible about reviewing the therapeutic plan to ensure that there is ongoing thoughtfulness about what is most likely to meet the child’s needs.
As well as being a qualified Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist I am also qualified as an Adult Psychodynamic Counsellor. The theoretical approach underpinning both qualifications is psychoanalytic, and this reflects the value that I place on careful and deep thinking. It also means that I believe unconscious influences can impact us and because of this I am patient and respectful of the time it can take to understand ourselves, our relationships with others and the world around us. Some problems can be relatively easily understood and resolved, but this is not always the case and psychotherapy can be a helpful way of gaining a better understanding of the nature of a problem.
For some adults psychotherapy is about attending to ingrained emotional problems and for others it can offer a thoughtful relationship in which to think about current difficulties. Some people find psychotherapy a very enriching and creative experience which they value.
All appointments take place within a framework of 50-minute sessions at an agreed day and time each week. The time allocated belongs to you for the duration of our work together. I have a clear cancellation policy and a covid risk assessment. Please contact me to discuss any questions and my fees.
I have experience of working in the NHS and for an addiction service. My training as a Child Psychotherapist was extensive and provided me with an in-depth understanding of child development and most aspects of children’s mental health. This took place over a period of six years at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London. My clinical training took place in CAMHS in the South-West of England.
If you are seeking a Child Psychotherapist contact Hannah Galvin
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