Lisa McCafferty, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
I am an experienced, approachable Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist who trained at the Tavistock clinic in London. For many years, I have worked therapeutically with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings including the NHS, schools and in independent practice. My approach is flexible and creative, integrating Psychoanalytic knowledge of child development with therapeutic skill to make sense of a child’s troubled thoughts or feelings. I am passionate about offering high quality, age appropriate therapeutic interventions that are tailored to the individual child or adolescent.
I work with a wide range of difficulties which may impact on a young person's development, relationships and school life. These include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, separation and attachment difficulties, self-harm, complex developmental trauma, behavioural concerns including aggressive outbursts, eating and sleeping difficulties, distress in relation to gender identity, relationship problems and poor self-esteem. I have a specialist interest in working with adolescents suffering from or at risk of developing an eating disorder.
I offer both long term and short term psychotherapy as well as specialist assessments and consultations to help parents, carers or professionals in understanding their child. Length and intensity of therapy depends on each child’s needs and will be discussed after initial consultation with parents/carers and usually 3 assessment sessions with the child. I am a full member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists on whose websites you can find helpful information: www.childpsychotherapy.org.uk.
My warm and welcoming therapy room is based in a central location in Canterbury. Directions and car parking details can be forwarded on request. I also offer consultation and Psychotherapy remotely via video link. More details about myself and my approach to working with children, young people and their families can be found on my website: www.canterburychildpsychotherapy.co.uk
Please contact me via telephone, website or email to think about whether I might be the right person to work with your child.
Email: mccafferty[email protected]