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Your mental health
matters, and I’m
here to support you

Your mental health
matters, and 
I’m here to support you

About Holly

I work from the belief that our earliest childhood interactions help shape how we develop and interact in our relationships with people and situations throughout our lives. These form and become a certain relationship and interactional patterns that we have a tendency to repeat throughout our life. It is here whereby we can experience difficulties or challenges.

I am passionate about the attachment between an infant and its primary caregivers. I work with caregivers and their children to enhance healthy emotional and psychic development. I assist by working together with the children and their caregivers in a way that promotes attachment.

As I am passionate about the attachment and the development of children and how they grow into adults, I am also passionate about working with teenagers and adults that would like to improve their emotional and psychological well-being.

I have over ten years of experience working in psychological services. My experience is surrounding working within CAMHS both locally and internationally as well as working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have a special interest in the neurological and psychological development of young people and work closely with families and their children to enhance healthy emotional and psychological development.

I work with a range of emotional difficulties including:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anger problems
  • Stress
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Trauma (Including Acute Stress Disorder, Post Traumatic Disorder and Complex Trauma)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sleeping Difficulties
  • Emotion Regulation Difficulties
  • Personality Disorders

Professional Organization Memberships

  • Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist, Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • Completed Level 1 and 2 training at The Theraplay Institute™
  • Qualified Facilitator Circle of Security International™

Additional Training

  • Introduction to Parent-Infant Psychotherapy

An Introduction to Parent-Infant Psychotherapy is a once-a-week, 8-week training course that provides mental health professionals with an introduction to infant and perinatal mental health theory. It examines critical aspects of perinatal and infant mental health including the parent-infant relationship, attachment theory and infant development. The course includes learning to observe interactions between caregivers and infants. It explores the earliest precursors of disordered attachment. Finally, it introduces the process of intervention by working with the relationship between mothers, fathers and their infants.

  • DBT for Practitioners

The DBT framework is presented and offers patients a “toolbox” of effective skills to tolerate feelings and decrease self-sabotaging behaviours. The skills also attempt to help provide a structure for individual practitioners to respond to challenging behaviour.

  • Circle of Security Parenting: An Attachment-based Parenting Guidance Workshop

This is a 4-day training course through Circle of Security International – an early intervention for parents and children. Over 4 days, this seminar trains professionals to use an eight-chapter DVD to educate caregivers. The aim is to increase parents’ awareness of their children’s needs, and their responsiveness to these needs. The programme presents video examples of secure and problematic parent/child interaction in the zero to five age range, healthy options in caregiving, and animated graphics designed to clarify principles central to Circle of Security. Circle of Security – Parenting (COS-P) is grounded in attachment theory, object relations theory, family systems theory, and affective neuroscience.

  • Level One Theraplay & Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) Skills development

Level One training prepares participants to begin using Theraplay Informed Practice in their work. Theraplay is a pioneering application of attachment theory to clinical work, helping parents learn and practice how to provide playful engagement, empathic responsiveness and clear guidance that lead to secure attachment.

Practice Manager

Hannah is the Practice Manager for HVR Psychology and works closely with Holly in taking care of the practice. Hannah has over 10 years’ of experience in healthcare administration and operations. She has helped set up and manage several private practices for consultants and clinicians, worked on large-scale hospital projects and operationally managed private patient inpatient and outpatient units in both the private sector and the NHS.

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