Our People

The Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) is a private company limited by guarantee governed by a Board of Directors.

The Board is responsible for setting and implementing the ACP’s strategic vision and policy. The Board’s role is to provide strong leadership and guide the organisation in delivering its objectives. The Board is comprised of executive directors and non-executive directors and includes both child psychotherapists and lay members.

Each executive director is responsible for a specific area of the organisation. They are supported by five committees and a number of sub-groups which cover the areas of professional standards, training, scientific development, operations and liaision and communications. Further information on the functions of these committees can be found here.

The ACP also employ a small staff team who take the lead in the day-to-day running of the organisation.

Enquiries should be directed through the office by email to admin@childpsychotherapy.org.uk, by phone on 0207 7922 7751 or by post to Association of Child Psychotherapy, CAN Mezzanine, 32-36 Loman Street, London, SE1 0EH.

 

Board of Directors

Heather Stewart, ACP Chair

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Heather Stewart  is now a retired member of the profession, but continues to have some supervision, consultation and training commitments. Her last position was as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in Dudley and Walsall Mental Health NHS Trust, where she was the Child Psychotherapy lead across two CAMHS teams.  In her new role as Chair of the ACP, she aims to keep the ACP’s focus on children and psychoanalytical thinking.  Her background is in education, where she held a variety of roles, both academic and pastoral. She has been the ACP honorary secretary for the last three and a half years. “I look forward to a collaborative journey with the ACP, seeing it grow as an organisation that affects positive change, not only for our members but also for the public".

Email: chair@childpsychotherapy.org.uk

John Crowley , Treasurer

John Crowley is a child and adolescent psychotherapist working in NHS LAC and post adoption service and in private practice in Central and South London. He has a special interest in working with children and families where adoption and care proceedings are in the background.  

John works with children, adolescents, young adults and their parents.  He also works in educational settings, with students, individually and in groups, as well as with members of school staff providing work discussion, consultation and supervision.

Email: treasurer@childpsychotherapy.org.uk

Alison Roy, Director of Media and Communications

As well as being the ACP Media and Comms Lead, Alison Roy is lead child and adolescent psychotherapist in East Sussex Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and is clinical lead for the new CAMHS adoption service (AdCAMHS). Her specialist areas are adopted children, young people and their families, parent-infant work and groups.

Before training as a child psychotherapist, Alison was an artist and arts journalist. She ran groups for homeless young people involved in crime and drug use and founded a youth magazine, a theatre group and wrote a community diploma in creative and performance arts. She was the founder and director of Generation Arts Project, which brought together disenfranchised young people caught up in gang culture.

Email: commsdirector@childpsychotherapy.org.uk

Isobel Pick, Director of Training

Isobel Pick is a child and adolescent psychotherapist working in London in the Tavistock Outreach Project in Primary Schools and in private practice. She works with children, adolescents and parents, and supports staff in the school setting, providing consultations and work discussion. She also undertakes supervision.

She is also a member of the British Institute of Psychoanalysis and works in private practise with adults.

Email: tc-chair@childpsychotherapy.org.uk

Mary Walker, Director of Professional Standards

Mary Walker is a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist employed in a south London Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), where she has both a clinical and managerial role. She is involved in the teaching and training of child psychotherapists through the British Association of Psychotherapists and as a service supervisor in her clinic. Mary is a former joint editor of the Journal of Child Psychotherapy and co-convenor of the CPD committee. Before training as a child psychotherapist, Mary worked as an English teacher and a residential social worker.

Email: registrar@childpsychotherapy.org.uk

Unite Representatives

Julia Mikardo, Unite Representative

Julia Mikardo is a consultant child & adolescent psychotherapist at Westminster CAMHS, London. She is a former editor of The Bulletin. Before training as a child psychotherapist, Julia worked as a social worker with looked after children.

Julia is one of two national representatives on the Occupational Advisory Committee of Applied Psychologists in the UNITE union. This committee develops strategy and guidance on pay and conditions for union members in the professions of psychology and child psychotherapy working in the NHS.

To contact Julia, email: julia@mikardo.co.uk 

Danny Goldberger, Unite Representative

Danny Goldberger is a child & adolescent psychotherapist working in CAMHS in Guildford. He also work as a Psychotherapist in the Perinatal Psychotherapy Service at the Maudsley Hospital in London.

To contact Danny, email: dzgoldberger@hotmail.com

Media and Publications

Alison Roy, Director of Media and Communications

As well as being the ACP Media and Comms Lead, Alison Roy is lead child and adolescent psychotherapist in East Sussex Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and is clinical lead for the new CAMHS adoption service (AdCAMHS). Her specialist areas are adopted children, young people and their families, parent-infant work and groups.

Before training as a child psychotherapist, Alison was an artist and arts journalist. She ran groups for homeless young people involved in crime and drug use and founded a youth magazine, a theatre group and wrote a community diploma in creative and performance arts. She was the founder and director of Generation Arts Project, which brought together disenfranchised young people caught up in gang culture.

Email: commsdirector@childpsychotherapy.org.uk

Georgina Taylor, Social Networking

 

Georgina works as a child psychotherapist at The Bridge Foundation in Bristol and in private practice.   She recently completed doctoral research examining the impact of the CYP-IAPT outcome measures on child psychotherapy.

Prior to the clinical training, Georgina worked as a teacher, with most of her teaching career spent at The Mulberry Bush School in Oxfordshire, a residential therapeutic community for children aged 6-12 with severe emotional and behaviour difficulties. She has also worked in a PRU for young people aged 8 to 14, and originally trained as a secondary English teacher.

Email: bulletin.editor@childpsychotherapy.org.uk