Chryssa Tsoukis is a highly specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with 17 years of experience working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). She has worked individually with children and young people with a wide-ranging, often complex presentations such as depression and anxiety disorders; suicide attempts; self-harming; aggressive behaviour, somatisation; medically unexplained physical illness; and complex developmental trauma. Furthermore, she has significant experience of working with young people who needed prolonged in-patient admission, adopted children, and families who struggle with conflict. She offers both short and long term Individual Child and Adolescent psychotherapy, parent-child psychotherapy, and parent work. She also has extensive experience in working with undergraduate and postgraduate students as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor at UCL and Imperial College.
Chryssa offers a safe, non-judgmental space in which she listens carefully to and works with children and young people, so as to support them to reflect and understand their emotional difficulties and behaviours. By being aware of the deeper issues that are causing their difficulties, young people can find better ways of dealing with them. During sessions, she uses play and discourse, depending on age and emotional stage. In her work with parents who are concerned about their children, she offers a supportive environment whereby they reflect on their relationship with their children and develop more effective ways of communicating with them.
Chryssa is a Supervisor to qualified and trainee Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists and offers consultation to a wide range of professionals in education and social care. She is an active member of the Independent Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Association (IPCAPA) Training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and has years of experience as a Clinical Seminar Leader and Course Coordinator. During 2008-2015, she was a member of British Psychotherapy Foundation Scientific Committee, in which she held the role of Secretary for four years. She has acted as an Expert Witness in Mental Health and Educational Tribunal Panels and has provided reports to solicitors for care court proceedings for children and young people.
Postgraduate Clinical Training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy with IPCAPA (Former British Association of Psychotherapists, BAP). MSc in Child Development, Institute of Education, University of London. BSc in Psychology, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside (former University of Humberside). BSc in Primary Education, Arsakeios Pedagogical Academy, Athens, Greece. Full Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), Independent Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Association (IPCAPA) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).