Caroline Walker

Practitioner Profile

  • Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist – UKCP Registered
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)
  • EMDR Therapist
  • UKCP Registered Supervisor for therapists working with adults, young people and children

Qualifications

  • MA Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy (Terapia/Middlesex University)
  • Post Graduate Diploma Child & Adolescent Mental Health (University College Dublin)
  • Diploma Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling Supervision, (Terapia/Middlesex University)
  • Certificate in Supervision (CTSD, London)
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)
  • BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems (University of Northumbria, Newcastle)

 Additional Training

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Parts 1, 2 and 3
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for Children & Adolescents: Parts 1 and 2
  • Somatic Experiencing: Working with Children (Maggie Kline)
  • Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (LEAP, UK)
  • Family Constellations (Galway, Ireland)
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – (Dublin, Ireland)
  • An Introduction to working effectively with gender non-conforming young people (GIDS Clinic, Tavistock)
  • Refugees and War Trauma – (Peter Levine)
  • Prevent – Safeguarding children from extremism
  • Safeguarding Officer Training
  • Ego State Therapy (Robin Shapiro)
  • Working with Pre-Trial Therapy (Survivors Trust)
  • Working with Shame (Christiane Sanderson)
  • Healing Sexual Trauma (Diane Poole Heller & Peter Levine)
  • FGM
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse (Christiane Sanderson)
  • Cognitive treatment and understanding of pre-adolescent social anxiety disorder
  • Domestic Violence – Level 1
  • Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • How the intrusion of technology disrupts attachment patterning (Diane Poole Heller & Kim John Payne)
  • Group Supervision (CTSD)

Lecturing 

  • Guest Lecturer for Thames Valley Police, ‘How to work with children and young people who have experienced Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)’
  • Guest Lecturer for students at Terapia studying PGDip & Masters in Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy & Counselling, ‘How to work with children and young people who have experienced Sexual Abuse’
  • Trainer for volunteer child and young person therapists at Trust House, Reading, ‘How to work with children and young people who have experienced Sexual Abuse’
  • Trainer for volunteer child and young person therapists at Trust House, Reading, ‘Working with Pre-Trial Therapy with children & young people’

Areas I work with

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Anger / Aggression / Tantrums / Violent Behaviour
  • Autism / ASD
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Conduct Disorder (CD)
  • Difficulties with concentration
  • Difficulties with motivation
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Exam Stress
  • Eating Problems/Disorders
  • Enuresis / Encopresis
  • Family issues
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Low Self-Confidence
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Parenting (supporting parents to work with child behavioural issues)
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Difficulties with relationships (parents, siblings, peers, teachers)
  • Self-Harm
  • Selective Mutism
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep problems
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma (including: intrusive surgical procedures, accidents & falls, violent acts/attacks, environmental stressors)
  • Tourette’s
  • Wetting & Soiling

Therapeutic Approach

Initially, we will work on building the therapeutic relationship, taking into consideration the goals of therapy from the child or the young person and their parents or care givers.  The therapy will focus on the mind and body looking at difficult thoughts, feelings and body sensations with an aim to give the client a better felt-sense of well-being.

The techniques that I weave into the therapy will be play therapy, talking, creative arts, body movement, somatic experiencing and EMDR, the blend being different for each client dependent upon developmental age and stage in therapy.