Alix Hearn MA Child Psych Dip Supvn., UKCP, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor
I specialise in working with children & young people and have particular experience of working with difficulties such as anxiety / anger and aggressive behaviours / depression / self-harm / eating disorders / developmental trauma / suicidal thoughts / being in care / rape and sexual abuse.
Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy can be both short-term and longer-term. Sometimes a child or young person has had difficult experiences in their lives or are finding it hard to transition from one developmental stage to the next. Children and young people sometimes find it hard to know or express how they feel and what they are struggling with. I use a mixture of traditional ‘talking’ therapy and more play-based therapy for younger children and younger teens. I work in partnership with parents whilst respecting the child’s / adolescent’s confidentiality. I also offer consultations for parents without working with your child directly.
I am accredited by UK Council for Psychotherapy, hold professional indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS. I am also a qualified and accredited Clinical Supervisor for trainee and qualified child and adult counsellors and therapists.
Alongside my private practice I work as an independent psychotherapist in primary and secondary schools in Hertfordshire and London providing one to one therapy, therapeutic groups, consultancy and support for teachers and parents. I set up a long-term therapy service for the charity RASASC for young people aged 13 – 16 years old who have been raped or sexually abused.
I have worked directly with Social Care undertaking child and family assessments for court in cases where children are being removed from their parents’ care – including preparation of court reports and Expert Witness for the family court.
Previously, I worked at a tier 2 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Berkshire and as a School Project Manager for the child mental health charity Place2Be.
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07979 096123