|Source: National Children’s Bureau|
We love kids at number 96, so we’re delighted to introduce one of the latest additions to our psychotherapeutic team – Renee Thurston, a highly qualified Child Psychotherapist.
Renee specialises in helping infants, children and adolescents, as well as their parents, families and carers, with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including ADHD, autism, eating disorders and challenging behaviours of all kinds.
Tavistock trained, Renee has been involved in the assessment and treatment of children with psychological difficulties for over 20 years. Alongside her clinical outpatient work she has spent a great deal of time in hospital neonatal units and school nurseries, amassing a vast amount of experience working with children at the younger end of the age spectrum.
Renee works with many different types of families, including single parents, blended families, separated families, same sex couples, IVF families and their wider social networks. Her treatment interventions may be short- or long-term, involve family, group and/or parent-child psychotherapy and deploy psychodynamic, cognitive bahavioural or other evidence-base techniques. It very much depends on the historical and developmental processes that have shaped the young person concerned, and there are few therapists more qualified than Renee to accurately assess patients’ needs.
Written by Jacqui Hogan