Antonia is a Counselling Psychologist and registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of the British Psychological Society. Before joining KindleKids Child Psychologists, Antonia worked with adults, adolescents and children within the NHS. She was also previously a Primary School teacher. She recently worked as a Counselling Psychologist in a specialist CAMHS (Child and adolescent Mental Health Service) team. This involved therapy working with young people with a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, behavioural difficulties, self-harm, eating difficulties, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties.
Antonia uses an integrative approach, incorporating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy- CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Humanistic and Psychodynamic therapy. This enables her to draw upon different therapeutic models to tailor her practice to meet individual needs.
Antonia values the importance of developing a strong therapeutic relationship to allow young people to feel safe and comfortable. Her aim is to help families, teenagers and children explore and make sense of their thought processes and experiences, enabling them to make positive changes within their lives.