Psychology & Counselling Service
Dr Emma Mahoney
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Emma works at Drumbeat one day a week and has been with us for a number of years. Prior to this she has worked for over 15 years in CAMHS services with children on the autistic spectrum and their families. For several years, Emma was based at the Maudsley Hospital in South London, where she was the Team Lead within the National Service for Complex Autism and Associated Neurodevelopmental Disorders (SCAAND) Team. Emma now works in independent practice to provide support, therapy, consultation and supervision to children and families with a wide range of psychological difficulties including those on the autistic spectrum.
Counsellor and Behaviour Advisor
Anna works at Drumbeat for 1 day a week she has been with us for three years. Anna has extensive experience of working with children and the families of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. She spent many years working at Bromley Autistic Trust, Bromley Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Bromley Pre - school specialist support and disability services where she was working with children, pre diagnosis taking them through the diagnosis process and then offering ongoing support and training to parents, carers, teachers and other professionals involved with the child.
Psychologists and counsellors offer support about a wide range of mental health, emotional and behavioural problems including anxiety, depression, learning difficulties and relationship issues. They use a range of assessment, psychometric tests, interviews and observation measures to investigate and understand a clients’ situation. Following assessment, they may offer advice or consultation to those who care for children (such as parents and teachers), or work directly with children and their families. Therapeutic invention might involve play techniques, helping to understand through focused (active) listening, working on family issues, and using more structured techniques such as CBT (which focuses on the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviour). Work can sometimes also be provided individually or in groups.
How Psychology and Counselling works at Drumbeat
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