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Sama Hunt

For the last 18 years I have worked in adult mental health within the NHS, both in inpatient and community settings. My practice is underpinned by a variety of theoretic and philosophical influences. These include but are not limited to, psychodynamic, transpersonal, existential, Buddhist and object relations. My therapy practice is trauma informed and I access the unconscious using images to explore of strengths and challenges beyond the reach of words. I also believe that creative process help us to heal and have seen people discover themselves again and again through this type of therapeutic engagement. In addition to my

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Tamsin Lemkow

I have been working as a therapist with Child in Time since 2013 in primary and secondary schools. In 2018, I set up my own private practice in Friern Barnet, North London and also offer remote sessions. The therapy space is in a calm and nurturing setting, where children and young people can express their feelings in a safe and contained way. My online work includes supporting parents with a range of difficulties such as divorce, family breakdown, bereavement and mental health issues. I am also a Yoga therapist and work with children and adults, privately and in a small

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Isabel Squirrell

I am an integrative child and adolescent psychotherapist and my approach is bespoke to the specific child, teenager or family. Parents are the experts of their children and I hugely value working together. Our goal is to understand the child or young person and to support you in your parenting. I started my career supporting children with additional needs in schools and developed a passion to find ways to truly meet children who are struggling. It was here that I realised the power of play and the arts to build a therapeutic relationship (I have a little mouse puppet to

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Karen Raingold

I am an experienced and intuitive Art Psychotherapist who has been working therapeutically with children and families for thirteen years. In that time I have worked as a therapist not only for Child in Time within schools, but also for charities, the NHS and as a private practitioner. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including bereavement, anxiety, trauma, separation, parenting and attachment. Since 2018 I have been developing expertise in parent and dyadic work, delivering parent consultations in schools and undergoing training in a dyadic art therapy approach, whereby parents and children are seen together

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Karen Lever

I manage therapeutic services in two London primary schools in Muswell Hill and in Tottenham. I support trainee psychotherapists who are doing their placements in school and I also work clinically with children.  In the Muswell Hill School I offer a safe and confidential space for parents where we explore particular concerns in their family or life events which can include bereavement, parental mental health and family breakdown. My approach is warm, open and flexible and my hope is to be a nurturing and supportive partner during our sessions.

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Symone Stephens-Morgan

I offer an active listening, non-judgemental approach, that aims to identify strengths, work through and overcome challenges, and bring about improved overall well-being. I aim to provide a safe space for parents/carers to feel supported and where appropriate, set practical tasks that can help re-build relationships. In addition to having a Master’s degree in art psychotherapy, I also have a Mindfulness diploma, which may form part of the consultation sessions. To feel heard and listened to is an important part of forming and maintaining positive relationships. I have learnt this through many years of working with families, adults, young people,

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Helen Curren-Anaman

I have over 20 years’ experience practising within private, public and charity settings offering consultations, 1-1 therapeutic support, groupwork interventions and confidential drop-in support for children, young people and families, supporting emotional wellbeing and mental health. I am skilled in formulating therapeutic interventions to facilitate deeper reflective thinking and healing processes, to manage relationships, experiences and explore vulnerabilities safely. As an Integrative, Humanistic practitioner, I draw on a wealth of experience, evidence-based practice and neuroscientific research, to build a healthier, cohesive sense of self and resilience. I have experience working with bereavement, relationship breakdown and stress, impacting on mental health,

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Kati Mencer

I have been working with children and parents for over 20 years, starting as a primary school teacher, Montessori educator/trainer, and then as a child and parent counsellor in schools and in private practice. I trained in Europe and in California and lived and worked in London for nearly 20 years, also in California, New York and currently in the Middle East. I absolutely adore children and feel passionate about their well-being. Being a mother of two boys also gave me first hand experiences that parenting can be hard, exhausting, and also the most rewarding endeavour of all. My approach

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The Counselling provision at our school is now excellent. This is due to Chloe’s understanding of the needs of pupils, parents and the school as an organization. I would whole-heartedly recommend ‘Child in Time’ to head-teachers considering their own counselling provision.

Head-teacher of Woolmore School, Tower Hamlets

Parent Consultation: They have become much better at expressing their feelings and opening up to me and their siblings.

Parent, 2023

School Counselling: My son has completely turned around and is simply wonderful at the moment. He is back to his normal self at home, being very happy, caring and kind. He is especial kind and caring with his sister and just the best brother ever now. As a family, we are happy and content.

Parent, 2023

It is quality time well spent not letting pupils leave with negative patterns that make them vulnerable beyond school. One of the best decisions I have made.

Head-teacher of St Saviour’s School, Tower Hamlets

You have helped me build a barrier of protection against pain and I can’t thank you enough for that…I have never felt so emotionally strong.

Student, aged 15

Child in Time is a tremendous resource for head-teachers. It’s a consultancy that offers a short-cut to setting up a counselling service in your school with highly trained, qualified practitioners. Child in Time brings peace of mind to staff, knowing that the most vulnerable students are in safe hands.

Tereza Nogueira, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Senior supervisor UKCP

This intervention has had an enormous, positive impact for us all and we sincerely hope that other families benefit from the same programme…his positive behaviour is having a really good impact on all elements of his school life.

Parent of child, age 8

I am glad I am coming to see you every Thursday because I used to hold all these things in my head and that was hard.

Girl, age 10

We are very happy with the counselling service we are receiving and in particular ‘our therapist’s’ flexible and accommodating nature. Parents are very pleased, both the target children’s parents and the consultation one’s too.

SENCO, Rhodes Avenue School, Haringey

She is an outstanding therapist who has made a real difference to the lives of pupils in our school. ‘Our therapist’ possesses excellent skills in connecting with others, creating a safe space for staff, parents and pupils to discuss a range of issues. Her expertise, compassion, and dedication are truly commendable and we have really benefited from her thorough understanding of child development and psychology.

Deputy Head, Highgate Pre-Prep

I want to say thank you. I found these sessions very very helpful. I could talk about anything with you. I remember our first one, when I was so worried that everything was my fault. I can now see things more clearly.

student, age 11