Dr Renata Bakker

Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

BA (Hons), MA, DPsych psych, ACP

Renata Bakker

Renata is a Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with extensive experience working with children, young people and their families. She takes a developmental approach in her work with children and adolescents, understanding their journey and meeting their needs at their current stage of development. Her practice is based on clinical experience as well as academic and research knowledge of emotional development and mental health.

Renata has held various roles in mental health and educational settings over the past 15 years, including early years education and adult in-patient psychiatric settings. During her training as a child psychotherapist, she worked in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service within the NHS, offering treatments to young children, school-aged children and adolescents, as well as support to their parents and families. Renata currently works as a Lead Psychotherapist for an outreach NHS service within primary schools, offering supervision and consultation to therapeutic and teaching staff.


DPsych in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with IPCAPA/bpf and Anna Freud Centre/UCL, Ma in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies with Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust and University of East London, Ba in Psychology with Pontificia Universiade do Paraná (Brazil). Renata is a full member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP).

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