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Dr Amy Howarth

Psychology

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Specialises in

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

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  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

My name is Dr Amy Howarth, and I am a chartered Psychologist (HCPC registered and BPS accredited), specialised in working with children and teenagers who are experiencing emotional and behavioural challenges in their lives.

I offer evidence-based psychological therapy to young people within the South West London area, and my approach to therapy is warm, compassionate and respectful.

I aim to support the young people I work with to develop a better understanding of their thoughts, feelings and behaviour, to gain helpful strategies to manage tricky situations and internal experiences, and to create positive change in their lives.

I draw on a variety of therapeutic models in my practice, as well as 9 years of clinical experience offering psychological therapy in the NHS and private sectors.

I work in an integrative way, which means that I draw on a range of psychological models of therapy to tailor my therapeutic approach to address each young person’s individual needs. I have training in a number of therapy models, which include, but are not limited to; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy [CBT], Acceptance and Commitment Therapy [ACT], Compassion Focussed Therapy [CFT], Psychodynamic Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
I work privately in the South West London area and have clinic rooms in Clapham and Wandsworth. At present, in light of COVID, I am happy to offer virtual therapy.

I have a doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology from the University of Surrey and a BSc in Psychology from Newcastle University.

For the past few years, I have been working as a Highly Specialist Psychologist within a busy Tier 3 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service [CAMHS] in West London. Here I offered psychological assessments and interventions to teenagers experiencing complex and enduring mental health difficulties. I also offered clinical supervision to other mental health professionals in the team, consultation to schools and Social Workers, and contributed to the overall development of the service. Prior to this role, I have worked in other specialist Tier 2 and Tier 3 CAMHS teams in London, supporting children, adolescents and their families with various emotional and behavioural challenges. I have also had the pleasure of working therapeutically with adults in both my NHS and private work.

Areas of interest

Low mood; Depression; Social Anxiety; Separation Anxiety; Generalised Anxiety; Panic attacks; Trichotillomania; Phobias; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Eating issues; Sleep problems; School-based difficulties; Bereavement and loss;
Low self-esteem; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Family and relationship difficulties.

I work with young people from 9 to 19 years of age

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