Our multi disciplinary team of qualified therapists are highly skilled.
Our team is headed up by our clinical lead Fiona, yet we have an extensive team of psychodynamically qualified therapist consisting of Anna, Bethany, Denise, Ellie, Justin, Rachel, Sarah, Zoe C, and Zoe H. All of our therapists are qualified to at least masters level in BACP accredited qualifications for child and adolescent counselling as well as being members of the BACP.
All staff are DBS checked, insured and subject to strict clinical supervision as well as being in their own personal therapy. Our philosophy at Teenage Mental Health is that the patient always comes first and is the center of any work.
Fiona heads up the team at Teenage Mental Health and holds an honours science degree in psychology and has post-graduate qualifications in teaching, counselling and psychodynamic approaches. Her Master's degree is in child and adolescent psychodynamic counselling and having completed several years in public practice in various schools in the Suffolk and Essex area now runs the private counselling practice working with children adolescents and adults.
She is also a licensed trainer in mental health and works with organisations to build and deliver bespoke training packages to meet the needs of staff working with challenging behaviour and have a greater understanding of mental health issues, alongside her clinical work. As a member of the BACP, She believes that the patient always comes first and is the centre of any work.
Dr Bethany Morgan Brett has extensive experience in lecturing in therapeutic care and in psychosocial studies. She has trained students in therapeutic care and therapeutic organisation, including counselling skills. She holds a BA Hons (Sociology), MA (Sociology), MA (Social Research), and a PhD in Sociology which included psychoanalytic theory and practice.
Her work has primarily focused on ageing and the life course, including child development. She also has experience of working with those suffering from addiction and substance misuse. She is currently authoring a book on the death of parents. Bethany also has experience of fostering children.
Her key areas of specialism include coping with loss, grief, depression and anxiety, trauma, end of life issues, caring for others, and managing academic stress. She can also work with clients on gaining confidence, spirituality issues, dependency and substance misuse, fertility issues, sexuality, divorce, and domestic violence.
Zoe has been counselling since 2010 with adults initially with Ipswich Counselling Centre, Mentis Counselling centre and 2 years at The Northgate Psychotherapy department.
She currently works as a high school counsellor based in a Norfolk school and has been doing so since 2017. Zoe has also worked in primary schools since 2013, working with children for therapeutic intervention. After training in London with Place2be and a play therapy course she branched out on my work with children and adolescents.
With 2 years of experience at the primary school, Zoe also worked as a volunteer counsellor working for Place2be on a voluntary basis. She also undertook voluntary counselling work at a drug and alcohol rehab centre for one year as well as a volunteer counsellor for adults who had experienced childhood sexual abuse/trauma for one year.
Zoe holds a diploma in psychodynamic counselling for adults as well as a Master of Arts in Psychodynamic counselling for children.
Justin worked for 3 years for the Jaques Hall Foundation, a residential children's home, for looked after children both as a support worker and as a teaching assistant. This organisation worked to a Therapeutic Committee framework based on psychotherapeutic models of childcare developed by Donald Winnicott and Barbra Dockers Drysdale.
Justin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisation as well as a Master of Arts in Psychodynamic Counselling for children and adolescences.
While studying for his Master of Arts, he worked for CAMHS patient services for 5 years as a support worker that focused on work with children and adolescents.
Denise has worked psychodynamically as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist with couples and individuals for over 30 years. She trained with Relate in Kent and also worked in a crisis drop-in centre in Chatham. She set up her own successful practice in Central London in 1993 which she currently runs part-time online with clients all over the world. Having owned and worked in businesses and in the not for profit sector for many years she has a wide experience of life and problems around relationship difficulties, coaching, grief, depression, self-esteem, and many other issues.
She trained and volunteered as a senior counsellor with ChildLine in London and is studying CBT. She was a Governor for 12 years of Coram Family, the biggest adoption service in the UK where she took an interest in the Contact Centre for Parents and young children.
Denise had a Pet as Therapy dog and worked with him in hospices and adolescent centres and she has written a book about pets and grief which is on Amazon.
Sarah is a psychodynamic counsellor who’s worked for over five years in both private and school settings. She’s worked extensively with adolescent clients experiencing mental health difficulties such as poor attachment, self-harm, depression suicidal ideation, low self-esteem, anxiety and eating disorders.
Sarah graduated from the University of Essex with Masters degrees in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychology, and previously earned a BA in Drama from St. Mary’s in Twickenham. Her psychology MA focussed on social psychology, positive psychology, neuroscience, and theories of child development.
Anna has been working in child and adolescent mental health services for over 20 years. Having worked as a Residential Care Worker, a Behaviour Support Worker, a 1-on-1 Classroom Assistant and a Therapeutic Liasion Officer at a residential boarding school.
Anna graduated from Essex University with a Bachelors of Arts in Therapeutic Communications and Therapeutic Organisations. She then went on to achieve a Master's degree in Psychodynamic Counselling in 2015.
Anna has a wealth of experience thanks to her work as a Community Project Lead and Family Support Practitioner at various Ipswich children's centre. She then went on to work with 4YP, a local charity focusing around helping teenagers with mental health issues.
Anna has a lot of experience of working with anxiety, depression, attachment disorder, self-harm, eating disorders, social anxiety, trauma and abuse as well as being qualified for family therapy.
Zoe C has been working at Teenage Mental Health since she was a student at the University of Essex, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Therapeutic Communications and Therapeutic Organisations and a Master of Arts degree in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Her background is in education, where she worked as a Learning Support Assistant for many years supporting primary aged children with their learning and emotional needs.
Rachel has worked psychodynamically with children and adolescents for a number of years, both privately and in schools.
She qualified with distinction in a Master’s degree in this field of therapeutic work in 2018. Rachel has also successfully achieved further qualifications in working with young people who struggle with a wide range of mental health issues.
Rachel's work focuses on a wide manner of mental health issues that impact children, adolescences, and adult's mental wellbeing. Her work includes those experiencing self-harm, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, grief and bereavement, attachment difficulties, and academic stress.
Ellie graduated with distinction from the University of Essex having gained a Master of Arts degree in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Ellie’s background is in education and she has worked for a number of years as a teacher in secondary schools and further/higher establishments, supporting both the learning and emotional needs of children.
She also worked in HR for 10 years in the public sector and was a practitioner of Trauma Risk Management (TRiM); a trauma-focused peer support system used in the emergency services to help those who have experienced traumatic events.
Su was born in Mongolia and lived there until she moved to England, aged 22. She volunteered at a Mongolian orphanage for two years providing support and mentoring. Su holds a Master’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Cambridge and has a wide experience of working with children and young people.
She worked for 9 years as a part of a charity who provided outreach youth support for young people in Norfolk, and has provided counselling in a primary school setting for 3 years.
Su is passionate about children and young people’s well-being and helping them to build sustainable ways of coping with life.
Andreea has graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Criminology and Social Psychology at University of Essex and decided to continue her passion for psychology with an Master of Art Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Her experience consists in working with children and teenagers in school settings, now continuing to expand in the private sector. She has been working with anxiety, depression, self harm and eating disorders.
Anne qualified in MSC in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents and has experience working in a primary school with children from 7 to 11 years and in a not-for-profit organisation with young people up to the age of 22.
She has a previous career as a primary school teacher and has also worked in the voluntary sector for HomeStart Suffolk and 4YP, an open-access centre for young people in Suffolk which offers advice, support, counselling and group activities.
Poppy graduated from University of Essex with an MA in Psychodynamic Counselling, during which time she gained experience working with secondary school aged children.
Since then she has gained more experience working with older clients, helping them work through problems such as depression, anxiety and self harm, as well as dealing with loss and anger issues.
Richard has come from a background working in residential care, supporting individuals with with learning difficulties. He then graduated from the University of Essex with a Masters degree in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Since then, Richard has worked as a counsellor in primary and secondary school settings has experience working with children experiencing mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, anger, grief and supported children in processing experiences of trauma.
Christina has been working at Teenage Mental Health since she was a student at the University of Essex where she has now completed a Master’s Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology and Mental Health from the Open University.
Christina’s experience includes working with children in Primary School settings, and has also worked with adolescents and adults dealing with a range of mental health issues and has a particular interest in working with trauma. She also has experience of working with the Youth Offending Service with young people who have received Referral Orders via the Courts.
Jonathan holds a degree in Counselling and Therapeutic Practice and works using a variety of approaches in order to tailor therapy to each person’s individual needs. He is registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and believes in the importance of professional development including pursuing a Masters in Psychodynamic Counselling. He has provided counselling and psychotherapy for the The Mix, Woman’s Aid, and Bridge Christian Counselling Centre.
His areas of expertise involve those who are experiencing shame, relationship difficulties, and religious abuse. He also has experience in working with young people and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, OCD, and Asperger’s. He enjoys writing, art, games, and playing music.
Anita is currently a student at University of Essex, doing a master’s degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and is registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Law with Psychology from Nottingham Trent University.
Anita’s experience includes working with the NHS Crisis pathway, a private inpatient and outpatient mental health hospital as well as a Life Coaching Firm in Nigeria.
Tanya started off her career by working in a primary school studying early childhood education, working with children aged 3-11 years. Tanya then progressed by working with terminally ill children, young adults and adults in residential settings.
She has worked in care for 10-years plus, caring for people suffering with dementia young and older, in nursing homes and hospitals.To further her career she went to university to study counselling and psychotherapy, gaining a degree in BA (HONS) for integrative counselling, learning the full spectrum on different ways of counselling including psychodynamic therapy and CBT therapy.
Tanya has experience with a wide range of clients from all walks of life including, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, any form of addiction, e.g gambling, also suicide and bereavement, where she worked alongside Iceni and the John le Vay centre at the Ipswich hospital.
Sabrina is psychodynamic counsellor specialising in child and adolescent mental health. Sabrina holds a postgraduate diploma in counselling from the University of Essex and will be qualifying with a BACP accredited master’s degree in psychodynamic counselling in September 2022. Sabrina has experience of working with children and adolescents who have anxiety, low self-esteem, attachment issues and who have experienced trauma.
Sabrina’s background is in education where she spent fifteen years working at primary schools in London and Essex. During her career she has undertaken a variety of roles including class teacher, assistant special needs coordinator, and assistant headteacher.
Before joining the Teenage Mental Health Team had been working within HR and Business Compliance Management roles bringing these skills to support the organisation.
Dylan is also a Registered Foster Carer with Suffolk Foster and Adoption services. Currently he is a student at Essex University doing an undergraduate degree in Therapeutic Communications and Therapeutic Organisations and conducts patient assessments at Teenage Mental Health .
As the Director of Client Services, Dylan is keen to spread the word and build TMH services and reputation with others to support and connect services and users and attends networking and community events or groups.
Managing Director: After finishing university with a degree in Digital Music from Solent University in Southampton, Jesper moved to Ipswich.
With a background in admin after working for one of the top DJ shops in the UK, he helped Fiona startup Teenage Mental Health and has been instrumental in running the reception desk and administrative tasks and is more than happy to help anyone with any queries.
As the managing director he helps with the day to day running of the reception and admin that integrates with both the therapists and their clients.
Chief Administrator: Charlie left the University Centre Colchester with a degree in Music Performance, with this background in music he has worked as a therapeutic music educator as well as a touring musician.
Charlie has been with Teenage Mental Health since September 2019 and is one of the friendliest receptionists you’ll come across. His positivity shines through his work, whether he’s greeting and booking you in, organising files or hoovering the floor, he is the top lad for the job.