Hello and a warm welcome! I’m an HCPC Counselling Psychologist specialised in working with children, young people and families. Both my husband and I moved from Romania to beautiful Dorset in 2014.
My work includes supporting families with their psychological health, behavioural and emotional wellbeing needs. I have been working as a psychologist for more than 10 years and I have vast experience working with children and young people mainly in nurseries, schools, foster centres and the private sector.
I joined this wonderful charity in November 2018 and I have been seeing and working with mothers, fathers and babies since then. The journey of becoming a parent is as personal and intimidating as developing a new identity. Our particular contribution is on early intervention, meaning that we enable parents to develop a strong, secure and safe attachment relationship with their babies by working through their emotional difficulties.
Whilst my clinical approach to working with parents and their infants is based on a psychodynamic approach, my work is also influenced by attachment theory and research into infant development. One of the most enjoyable aspects of my clinical work is the possibility of addressing the parent’s psychological difficulties whilst also working on the parent infant relationship.
After attaining a degree in Psychology, I went through long term training in an analytical (Jungian) psychotherapy programme both in Romania and US. Having lived and studied in different countries (Romania, Belgium, US and UK) I have a particular clinical interest in working with identity and cross-cultural issues, attachment and relational family difficulties, perinatal psychology and transition to parenthood.