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Online Parenting Team

Welcome to our online parenting team and booking portal. Here you can choose a therapist and time to suit you. If you would prefer to book ‘any therapist,’ scroll past our therapists straight to the booking portal below.

Kati Mencer

Kati Mencer

Psychotherapeutic Child Counsellor

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 is non-judgmental and affirming and emphasizes self-compassion and self-acceptance. I help parents improve their relationship with their children and accomplish their goals. As Brene Brown, author and professor said: “The question isn’t so much: Are you parenting the right way? But are you the adult that you want your child to grow up to be?”

Helen Curren-Anaman

Helen Curren-Anaman

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

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, behavioural and emotional wellbeing, including anxiety, trauma, depression, ASD, ADHD, neurodiversity.

Symone Stephens-Morgan

Symone Stephens-Morgan

Art Psychotherapist

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, and children in a variety of settings including in schools and within the community.  Sometimes creativity can be a useful communicative tool and can capture thoughts, feelings, and emotions when words are too difficult or painful. It can help to tap into the unconscious and what isn’t being said, which overtime, can bring about healing.

I work holistically with parents/carers, recognising the many internal and external factors that contribute to difficulties within parental and family dynamics. Unresolved trauma, culture, identity, and differences are some of the areas I have worked through with parents, carers, and families.
The areas I work with include: Trauma, Attachment, Depression, Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Emotional and Psychological difficulties, Race, Culture, Identity, Bereavement, and Loss.

Karen Lever

Karen Lever

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. I have also completed trainings in child-parent therapy and Couples Counselling

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.

Karen Raingold

Karen Raingold

Art Psychotherapist

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 and creative tools are used to foster connection and support communication around difficult emotional experiences. As a parent myself I believe passionately in creating a space for parents to reflect, offload and gain practical support and feel this to be a fundamental first step in improving the wellbeing of the child.

Isabel Squirrell

Isabel Squirrell

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

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 thank for this!) My experiences with these children inspired me to train as a UKCP child and adolescent psychotherapist at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. I have since been working with a range of children and adolescents and their families in primary and secondary schools as well as in my private practice in North London.

Tamsin Lemkow

Tamsin Lemkow

Child and Adolescent Counsellor

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 group setting. Yoga therapy can help to calm the nervous system and alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, through breath work, yoga postures and mindfulness.

Sama Hunt

Sama Hunt

Art Psychotherapist

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 adult work, for the past 8 years I have worked with young people and their families within school settings. I have also been and continue to support a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service through on-line and in person Reflective Practice sessions.

I am passionate about working with families and recognise that our current socio- political climate impacts negatively on the already challenging and complex lives of parents, children, young people, and family life as a whole. I see that engaging in therapeutic support can help families recalibrate into healthier ways of being and relating.

Please select ‘any therapist’ or the name of a particular therapist to start your booking.  Only the names of therapists with current availability will show up in the drop-down menu.  Continue to follow the instructions by pressing ‘continue’ at the bottom right of the booking box.  If no appointments are shown or you have a query, please contact chloe@childintime.co.uk.

Testimonials

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