About Us

Dr Georgina Batten, Chartered Clinical Psychologist

I currently work in a specialist neurodevelopmental team in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Within this role and previous CAMHS posts, I provide mental health assessments and treatment for young children and teenagers, and work with individuals, families and in group therapy settings. I also regularly offer consultation to other professionals, especially to schools and social services. I have experience and training in; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Sand Tray Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy.

A large proportion of my work has been with young people affected by anxiety disorders, alongside depression, PTSD, self-harm, attachment disorders and challenging behaviour. I have specialist interests in attachment and trauma work, having worked with adopted children, those in foster care and children affected by traumatic bereavement. I’m also experienced in working with children who have Autism Spectrum Conditions. I highly value the importance of the therapeutic relationship with the people I work with, coupled with my personalised and creative approach.

Accreditations:

Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) – Registered Psychologist (Registration No: PYL28554)

The HCPC require that each member has and maintains high standards in terms of supervision, training, professional skills and behaviour.

I hold an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check with The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Dr Claire Whitten, Chartered Clinical Psychologist

I currently work for a specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), where I provide assessment and treatment for young people with complex mental health difficulties. My experience has involved helping young people with a range of difficulties such as separation anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, social anxiety, PTSD, depression and low self-esteem. In previous roles I have worked with children with Autism Spectrum Conditions, learning disabilities and deafness. I always work collaboratively with young people, developing a shared understanding of their difficulties, working towards their personal goals. I often find that involving parents in therapy can have huge benefits in terms of strengthening relationships and empowering parents with knowledge and skills to support their child.

I mainly use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and I have recently completed specialist training in this therapy, achieving accreditation with the BABCP. I am also trained in therapeutic approaches such as Systemic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Compassion-focused Therapy.  I aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental and compassionate space where people feel able to explore their experiences and jointly find a way forward.

Accreditations:

Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) – Registered Psychologist (Registration No: PYL30060)

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) – Provisional Accreditation (Post Graduate Diploma in CBT) (Registration No: 170780)

The HCPC require that each member has and maintains high standards in terms of supervision, training, professional skills and behaviour.

I hold an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check with The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).