Dr. Emma Waddington, PhD. MSc. C.Psychol – Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Over the past 13 years I have been working and studying in the field of mental health. I have a PhD in Psychology and I have also completed a MSc. in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I work as a CBT psychotherapist in hospital and at the London Child and Family Therapy Centre. I have been using CBT successfully to help children and adolescents with difficulties in anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, anger management and obsessive compulsive disorder. I also work with children and adolescents with conduct disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Asperger’s syndrome using behavioural therapy. In addition to my clinical work, I am a visiting lecturer at London Metropolitan University and the Institute of Psychiatry and I regularly attend and contribute to the Association of Behaviour Analysis’ Annual Conference, the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Group, and European Association of Behaviour Analysis conferences. I am a full member of ABA (Association of Behaviour Analysts), BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies), and BPS (British Psychological Society) where I am registered as a Chartered Psychologist. As I was brought up in six different countries; Brazil, Chile, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland and the UK, I am fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese and Italian and I understand the challenges and benefits that moving countries can bring to a child.

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Mrs Dipti Shah, MBACP ( Accred) – Systemic Psychotherapist

I have over 14 years experience of enabling people to work through issues such as depression, decision making, relational issues, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, PTSD, behavioural issues, anger management etc. I have extensive experience right across the board of working with children, especially adolescents, adults, couples and families. Over many years I have also provided individual, one-off consultation sessions when faced with a specific decision making dilemma. I have worked with Dr. Waddington providing family therapy and parenting support. I have worked both privately and for a number of organisations, and I am currently the Therapy Services Manager at a psychiatric hospital in London.

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Dr. Kevin Conallen, PhD (Psych), MA (ABA), PSTC (Ed), MA – Consulting Behaviour Analyst

Please contact Kevin for information regarding Applied Behavioural Analysis educational programmes.

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Dr Anna Ferguson, MSc. DClin (Psych) – Clinical Psychologist

Over the past 11 years I have been working clinically with patients across the lifespan (i.e. children, working age adults, older adults and learning disability) within a range of clinical settings (e.g. hospitals, schools, residential setting and clinics). I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist and I am registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC). During my training for my professional qualification I spent time working in an NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) in Sussex. I have 5 years experience of working with children and adults in learning disability services and therefore extensive experience of working with children and adolescents with autism, ADHD and those presenting with challenging behaviours. I have experience working with families with children and adolescents in a range of contexts. At present I am working in full-time in the NHS with patients with chronic health conditions. However, for the past year I have been balancing my full-time role with private sessions at the Priory Hospital in North London where I have worked with both adults and adolescents using therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. My work at the LCFTC will be individual therapy for children and adolescents who may or may not also have learning disabilities/difficulties, ADHD and autism as well as offering support to parents. I am also a full member of the British Psychological Society and I am the Research Representative for the Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology.