Dr Emma Turner

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Dpsych, MA, BSc (Hons) BA (Hons) ACP

Emma Turner

Emma qualified as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist via the doctoral clinical training at the Tavistock clinic and has worked in child and adolescent mental health services in the UK and overseas for over 15 years. The range of experiences she has gained and trainings conducted, together with a capacity to attune to others, enables her to work in a highly sensitive, thoughtful and effective way with children, young people, parents and carers.

Currently Emma is employed on a part-time basis as a highly specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in the NHS offering therapeutic input to children and young people who are struggling with highly complex emotional difficulties as well as providing specialist input to parents, supervision to colleagues and consultation to networks. As part of this role Emma is also providing parent infant psychotherapy.

Emma is also employed on a part-time basis as an independent practitioner in a Primary School offering therapeutic input to children with a range of emotional difficulties, from mild to severe. Previously Emma held a visiting lecturer post both at the Anna Freud centre and Roehampton University teaching Infant Observation at Masters level.

Emma has extensive experience of working with children, young people and parents/carers in a variety of contexts, including work with children who are looked after/adopted. She has worked in private practice for 10 years, implementing clinical interventions with families to support them with a range of developmental and psychological difficulties.

Emma has also gained significant experience working in adaptive ways with children and young people with complex needs and has trained in Mentalization Based Treatments for Adolescents (MBT-A), an evidence-based treatment for young people with emerging personality disorders. She is currently training in Short-Term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy STPP, an evidence-based treatment intervention for adolescents with depression.


D psych psych, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, MA (Distinction) Psychoanalytic Observational Studies, BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy BA (Hons) Psychology and French

Full Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapy

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