Kate McLaughlin

Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

BA (Hons), PG DIP, LRSM, MA, MProf, ACP

Kate Mclaughlin

Kate has had the privilege of working with children, young people and their families throughout her career. Firstly she practiced as a Music Therapist and subsequently trained as a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in the NHS where she currently continues to work. Kate works with a wide range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety disorders, self harm, suicidal ideation, eating disorder, developmental trauma, and psychosis, along with high risk cases. Kate also works with children and young people who additionally have neurodevelopmental needs and struggle to attend school.

Every child, young person and their family are seen as unique and valued equally by Kate. She seeks to drawn alongside her patients to understand their experiences, thoughts and feelings using her expertise to find a way forward together. Kate will help you persevere and not give up hope. She is accepting and sensitive to each child and young person’s way of communicating whether this is through talking, being creative, playing and at times needing to be silent. Kate can offer individual Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, Parent Psychotherapy, and consultation to your school.

Kate trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Centre where she has also been a Visiting Lecturer on two courses; Perinatal, Child, Adolescent and Family Work- a psychoanalytic approach, and Inter-cultural Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.


Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy for complex emotional, psychological, and behavioural difficulties. Parent Psychotherapy. Intensive long term work.


MProf Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, MA Psychoanalytic Observational Studies, Diploma in Music Therapy, BA (Hons) Musical Studies, LRSM (Performance). ACP full member.

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