Harriet Gordon

Psychotherapist & Counsellor

I am an experienced Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, working for many years with older children, young people and adults suffering from a range of complex emotional, relational and behavioural issues.

After completing a BA Hons in person-centred counselling in 2008, I returned to the Tavistock & Portman Trust to gain an MA in Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in 2016 and continued to pursue my interest in working with acute complexities by studying at The Portman assessing and working with risk.

I have worked within a CAMHS team in London and a rural Rape & Sexual Abuse Service and latterly in schools, specialising in working with young people facing acute challenges, including issues like self-harm, anxiety (panic attacks, ticks) suicidality, abuse, and mental health crises.

Recently I completed my training in iSTDP an extremely effective treatment that helps patients to recognise their unconscious responses that can cause so much distress to both them and, as often seen with younger people, to those around them.

As well as my private practice in both London & Hereford, where I offer both face-to-face sessions as well as online, I continue to run a specialised therapeutic service for schools working in challenging social areas providing individual and group sessions for young people. My work often entails working closely with safeguarding teams, parents, staff and larger networks around the young person.

I also provide clinical supervision placements for therapists and trainees from leading universities.

 

Qualifications

 

  • MA Child, Adolescent, Family Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust University of East London)
  • Certificate in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health & Wellbeing (Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust University of East London)
  • BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling (The Metanoia Institute Middlesex University)
  • Advanced Certificate in Understanding Psychotherapy & Risk (The Portman Clinic)
  • Practitioner Certificate in Working with Addictions & Eating Disorders (The Metanoia Institute Middlesex University)
  • Dip, Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychotherapy & counselling supervision (Terapia)
  • ISTDP (Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy) – Three year core training

Alongside my private practice, I additionally run a Counselling Service which supplies placements for trainee psychotherapists from leading training centres in London and throughout the UK.

Previous services I have worked with include

  • School Services for CAMHS (Child & Adolescent NHS Mental Health Services)
  • Entrust School Counselling in London
  • Place2Be
  • Alcohol Counselling & Prevention Service
  • Army Welfare Services
  • HomeStart
  • WMRSASC (West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre)

I am a member of the BPC and an Accredited Member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics. I am committed to ongoing professional development, with special interests in working with all ages in forensic psychotherapy, neuroscience, mentalisation-based treatment and the complexities of complex PTSD.

I accept private referrals from GPs and direct contact from individuals seeking therapy.