Chau-Yee Lo

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

PhD, MProfChPsychPsych, DipLP, LLDip, BMus(Hons), FRSA, LRAM

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Chau-Yee Lo is a Tavistock-trained Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, with experience in the NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, educational settings, as well as in private practice. She has considerable experience in work with children, young people, and their families; her background in music and in law extends her commitment in therapeutic work to focus on the nexus between verbal and non-verbal communication in treatment of an extensive range of emotional difficulties in both children and young people. She has particular interests in understanding the challenges faced by young people in the transition between adolescence and adulthood, and in understanding the role of music and other creative activities in emotional well-being. Her psychoanalytic work focuses on exploring the connection between formative experience on emotional and psychological development and creativity, and the need to be sensitive and flexible in listening to the individual needs of each child and young person.

She is a Research Fellow at the Melanie Klein Trust Archive at The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine and teaches on graduate programmes at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She is Reviews Editor of The International Journal of Infant Observation, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts as well as a member of the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society.


Psychoanalytic psychotherapy with children and young people with complex developmental difficulties, including Autism Spectrum difficulties and ADHD; adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy; assessment including court assessment reports; parent and family support work.


Clinical training in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust MProfChPsychPsych; Postgraduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust; Diploma in Legal Practice DipLP and Diploma in Law LLDip, College of Law; Graduate Performance Studies and Licentiate, Royal Academy of Music LRAM; Bachelor of Music, King’s College London BMus (Hons).

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