Emma Trustam - Clinical Psychologist

Emma Trustam

MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol

Emma is a Highly Specialised Psychologist with experience in working across various child and adolescent mental health settings working with a range of mental heath conditions, physical health conditions, looked after children, those with neurodevelopmental conditions such as ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), learning difficulties and verbal and non-verbal children with learning disabilities. 

Areas of work

Emma works with a wide range of presenting difficulties found in younger children, adolescents and their families, such as:

  • Behavioural difficulties/ challenging behaviour

  • Relationship difficulties 

  • Anti-social behaviour

  • Anxiety (including social anxiety)

  • Phobias

  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) 

  • Low mood

  • Trauma

  • Low self esteem

  • Difficulties adapting to stressful life events 

  • Friendship difficulties and bullying

  • Self harm

Types of work

Working in collaboration with the child and parents (where appropriate), and also schools and other agencies. Emma can offer a range of assessments and therapeutic interventions tailored to the individual need and in discussion with the young person and/or parents. These include:

  • ASD/ADHD assessments 

  • Cognitive assessments (intellectual ability/developmental delay: areas of strength and limitation)

  • Assessments of emotional/behavioural and mental heath difficulties 

Therapeutic work may be offered on an individual basis or with the child/young person and their carer(s), for instance:

  • Advice and support in ASD/ADHD post diagnosis 

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties 

  • Behavioural approach (Positive Behavioural Support model)

  • Work focussing on Parent/carer child relationship

  • Parenting strategies and support

  • Systemic and Narrative approaches, including Solution focussed Therapy 

Professional Qualifications

Registered Practitioner Psychologist with Health and Care Professions Council UK (HCPC)

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Canterbury Christ Church University, Salomons Centre. 

Emma Trustam - Clinical Psychologist

Emma Trustam - Clinical Psychologist

Laura is a qualified Occupational Therapist who specialises in working with children and young people. Laura has experience using the Sensory Integration Frame of Reference in her intervention and treatment sessions.

Laura has experience working with children and young people with a variety of conditions and disorders, including:

·       Autism Spectrum Disorder

·       Asperger’s Syndrome

·       Oppositional Defiant Disorder

·       Cerebral Palsy

·       Dyslexia

·       Developmental Coordination Disorder

·       Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

·       Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

·       Global Developmental Delay

Lauretta Wilson - Counselling Psychologist

Lauretta Wilson - Counselling Psychologist

Lauretta has worked as a psychologist for over 20 years and has practiced in Sydney Australia as well as many London boroughs as a psychologist, manager and consultant as well as operating her private clinic from Harley street London and Worcester park. She has extensive experience working in mental health within the settings above. This includes comprehensive mental health assessments offering the most appropriate evidence based treatment. She has worked as an expert witness in family courts, a consutant psychologist for local authorities, the NHS, including CAMHS, various charities and private sectors. Currently she has a private practice and works as a consultant for a number of private organisations in London.

Preethy Pereria - Clinical Psychologist

Preethy Pereria - Clinical Psychologist

As a skilled Clinical Psychologist with over 20+ years experience of working in India and the UK-NHS, specifically with children and their families in various settings, Preethy brings with her a multitude of skills in assessing supporting and looking after children with mental health and learning disabilities from birth to adolescence. Preethy is a multi-lingual Clinical Psychologist and is fluent in English, Italian, Hindi and Konkani (native to India).

Carmel Durkin – Educational Psychologist

Carmel Durkin – Educational Psychologist

Carmel has over twenty years of experience as an educational psychologist, having worked for four local education authorities before moving into private practice in 2007. Carmel is skilled at investigating the range of factors that can impact on learning, and has worked with young children through to students in higher education.

Nicola Martin – Accounts Manager

Nicola Martin – Accounts Manager

Nicola deals with all accounts and invoice queries, and keeps the finances running smoothly.  She used to be a commercial property lawyer before leaving to raise her three children – boys now aged 15, 13 and 10.  She now works part-time and very much enjoys being part of the Children’s Therapies team.  When she’s not working, her hobbies include reading, cinema, theatre and exploring London with her family.

Sophie Sidney (née Latanowski) – Speech & Language Therapist

Sophie Sidney (née Latanowski) – Speech & Language Therapist

Sophie is experienced in working with pre-school and school-aged children across a variety of settings including clinics, nurseries and schools, and has worked in both NHS and private practice.

Emma Rendle – Speech & Language Therapist

Emma Rendle – Speech & Language Therapist

Emma has over 20 years’ experience as a Speech and Language Therapist working with pre-school and school aged children in a variety of settings including the NHS, community clinics, pre-school child development centres, pre-school language unit, and mainstream schools. She has also worked in special needs schools for students aged 6-19 years with moderate, complex and severe learning difficulties, speech and language difficulties, social communication difficulties and autism.