Jamie is a trainee integrative child and adolescent psychotherapist registered with the UKCP. His approach is child centred, offering a non-judgemental and supportive space where children and young people can explore their inner world at their own pace. As an integrative therapist, Jamie draws on many different therapeutic concepts and strives to adapt to each child’s individual needs. Play and the creative arts are at the heart of Jamie’s work, and he believes that play is the most natural way for younger children to express their inner world.
When working with adolescents, Jamie finds that sandtray work can help a young person visualise and make sense of internal processes and relationships. Jamie also employs creative arts to help his older clients bring to life unconscious processes.
Where possible, Jamie works collaboratively and sensitively with those around the child. He strongly believes that supporting the systems around the child, such as the family or teachers, is essential for a positive therapeutic outcome. Jamie interested in the role gender stereotypes play in child and adolescent psychotherapy and society. He is currently writing his dissertation on the implications of more male child and adolescent psychotherapists. Jamie is exploring how more men in caring professions might role model a different aspect of masculinity to all sexes, and the possible influence this may have on society at large.
Jamie’s background is in music and the performing arts. He attained a BA(Hons) in Popular Music Studies and worked in the music industry for over 15 years. When he left the music industry Jamie worked as a fitness instructor and personal trainer for 5 years. He initially began working with children as a mentor, specifically with neurodiverse children and those with developmental trauma. He also volunteered as a non-directive play therapist with a charity based in east London that provided low-cost services to local schools. During this time Jamie completed a diploma in counselling at Birkbeck university and a foundation in psychoanalysis at AGIP. Jamie is about to complete his MA in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy at Terapia.
Jamie worked as a trainee counsellor in a primary school in east London and at a low-cost therapy service in north London. Jamie has experience working with children aged 4 through to 18, and adults. Jamie also has experience of reflective parenting work.
Depression, anxiety, bereavement, self-harm, suicidal ideation, neurodiversity, developmental trauma.
Foundation Course in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Cert. H.E. Counselling & Counselling skills, Level 3 Personal Trainer, Level 3 Nutrition for sport and exercise, Level 3 Physical Activity Programmes for Antenatal/Postnatal Clients, BA(Hons) Popular Music Studies.