I trained in Birmingham for 6 years at the Birmingham School of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in order to register for membership with the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP). The training for psychotherapists registered with the ACP is very rigorous and intensive. The ACP is the only accrediting organisation recognised by the NHS for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists. We are accredited to work with children, young people and young adults aged 0-25. I continue to meet the rigorous CPD requirements of the ACP.
As a parent of a 11 year old girl who is having social situation difficulties and other minor issues, I was struggling to deal with myself, I felt the need to seek professional advice. I found Philippa online on a local search in Worcester. Having spent just minutes with Philippa I knew she would connect with my daughter. Thereafter we agreed that my daughter and Philippa to meet up once a week in Philippa’s discreet garden studio. (very relaxed). I never did ask what was talked about because it was quality time between them both but the overwhelming evidence was that my daughter’s confidence just grew and grew and still is. Philippa has also helped me as a parent. Thank you!! (Father of a latency child)
Within my private practice I also see adult patients. My adult work is informed by a psychoanalytical approach.
I have provided clinical supervision for other clinicians working with children for 25 years including psychologists, social workers, counsellors and child psychotherapists. Many clinicians find the depth of thinking and understanding provided by an analytically trained psychotherapist very helpful in thinking about the children and young people they work with.
My clinic is based in a large garden office which sits within a pretty cottage garden at the back of 1 Ogilvy Square. I have had the office designed to create a quiet, private and comfortable therapeutic space for adults and children alike. A large room with a comfortable sofa gives a space for adults, adolescents and parents and a smaller space, which is designed to stand up to more mess, allows me to work with children of all ages.
1 Ogilvy Square is in a quiet safe neighbourhood in the suburbs of Worcester city. There is plenty of street parking. I have a small waiting room attached to the property which can be used by parents waiting for younger children and those clients who are making the journey by public transport or taxi.
I am aware that contacting a therapist is a big step so I endeavour to respond as soon as possible and certainly by the next working day.
I am trained and experienced in providing consultation to organisations including schools, children’s centres, children’s homes and adoption social workers. I have a special interest in working with children who have suffered developmental trauma and are or have been in the care system.
I trained at the Birmingham Trust of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (BTPP). It is a 6 year intensive training and on completion enables membership of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP).
Certificate of Qualification in Social Work – University of Birmingham – 1991
Masters in Social Science – University of Birmingham – 1992
Supervision Course – BTPP – 2015-16
Initial Consultation – £75
Ongoing therapy – £60
Supervision – £55
I have a different rate for organisations please contact me to discuss