Children, Adolescents & Young Adults
Doctorate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (In progress)
MA in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
BSc in Social Sciences
Tanya is a highly qualified psychotherapist for children, adolescents and young adults, and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Having worked in both schools and community-based settings for over 20 years, Tanya is incredibly experienced in supporting children and young adults through a wide range of difficulties and challenges.
Tanya has worked with many children with learning difficulties, as well as with those in care, with complex challenges at home and with young offenders. Tanya understands the need for trust in the therapeutic relationship and is especially impressive in her ability to engage those who may be resistant to getting help, or expecting to be let-down.
Tanya’s approach is client-centred, empathic, and validating. She tailors each treatment plan to the specific child, adolescent, or adult, and is sure to adapt the work and approach as needed, or as challenges surface. She understands that a child may open up more about their struggles as their therapy sessions progress, so she offers a safe space to facilitate this sharing.
Tanya employs a versatile and integrative approach, combining elements from traditional psychotherapy with art and play therapy to address a diverse range of needs and presenting problems. This method involves adapting her techniques based on each individual's requirements and preferences. Incorporating psychotherapy allows Tanya to delve into, and address, deep-rooted issues - perhaps related to self-defeating thoughts, difficulties in relationships, or challenges in coping with various life situations at home, school, or work.
Art therapy can serve as a powerful tool in therapy, providing clients with a creative outlet to express their emotions, thoughts, and any experiences that may be challenging to articulate verbally. Play therapy, effective not only with children but also adaptable for adults, utilises play activities to help individuals express themselves and navigate emotional and psychological challenges in a non-threatening and engaging way.
Tanya often works with life transitions, relationship issues, self-defeating thoughts, problems with interpersonal interactions, coping difficulties, self-harm, and anxiety. Her client-centred and problem-specific focus is fantastic for fostering effective therapy.
Having worked within numerous schools across London, Tanya has a deep understanding of the problems facing children, parents and families alike and is always keen to work alongside parents, schools or other professionals as required. She has significant experience in supporting neurodiverse clients, especially when their learning, friendships or confidence is being affected.
Tanya's comprehensive knowledge of a range of therapeutic interventions makes her a huge asset to our team. Success in therapy often hinges on the quality of the relationship between a client and their therapist, and the client's comfort with the chosen approach. As Tanya is so adaptable, while also being incredibly warm and approachable, she's a very popular member of our team.
Tanya works with:
Children (3-11 years)
Adolescents (12-18 years)
Adults (18-25 years)
Tanya works in English and Egyptian Arabic
ADHD & ADD
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Sleep Disorders (incl. insomnia)