ALIGN WITH ELIZABETH HAWTHORN
Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Specialist Consultant locality based Psychotherapist for the Clinic for Dissociative Studies (London)
I have been qualified as a child psychotherapist since 2007.
I have varied work experience; in CAMHS, as a school therapist and as an independent practitioner. I offer work for children and parents. I also supervise other professionals.
I worked on a Government Research Project on Depression in 11-18 year olds from 2010 to 2013. During this time I was based in a CAMHS team focussing on 16 -18 year olds. I saw young people and parents.
I became a psychotherapist for the Clinic for Dissociative Studies in 2015 and currently provide weekly individual therapy for people who have a diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder. Before training as a child psychoanalytic psychotherapist I worked as a teacher of children with learning disabilities and following that as a social worker.
I have a good understanding of the effects of trauma and the ability to work with people who have DID.
I am skilled in working with people with learning disabilities including those on the autistic spectrum.
I have experience with children and families in care and on the edge of the care system.
I am particularly interested in working with parents.
I have substantial experience in working with 16-18 year olds.
Masters in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy –
Child and Adolescent Services, Tavistock Centre, London, 2007
M.A. in Social Work Studies -
Hull University 1985
Certificate in Education -
Teaching children with learning difficulties 1976