Vikki Cohen is a Chartered Consultant Psychologist and Director of Treasure Keepers ®.
‘I specialise in supporting the parents and carers of children with complex emotional and behavioural needs.
Often these children are Looked After or Adopted (or on the ‘edge of care’). I also offer advice to birth families. I have specialised in this area since 2007. I have developed a bespoke intervention model which draws together my clinical experience and the latest research findings to offer support of the highest quality to families.
I offer psychological consultation sessions which involve both the Parent/Carers and the young person.
I have worked in a variety of settings throughout my career including psychiatric hospitals, a crisis house, private-practice and in schools.
I also have a private practice in which I work with Adults experiencing mental health difficulties or looking to improve their psychological well-being and self-development. Additionally, I offer clinical supervision to other Psychologists or Trainee Psychologists.
I am a Mother to non-identical twin sons born in 2009. I am an Honorary Consultant to TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Birth Association). I am also a School Governor. I am a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and a registered member of the Health Care Professionals Council. I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society in recognition of professional services to the field. I am also a member of the Counselling Psychology division and the faculty for Children, Young People and their Families within the British Psychological Society’
Telephone: 07930 566428
Daisy Yates Walker
Daisy is a Specialist Psychological Assistant who is specially trained in the ‘Treasure Keepers’ model who can offer support to children and families.
‘ I am Daisy Yates-Walker. I began studying towards my doctorate in Counselling Psychology in 2012 and will complete my studies in 2016. I have worked predominantly within adult mental health NHS secondary care services. I have experience working therapeutically with individuals from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds presenting with moderate to severe and enduring mental health problems including depression, anxiety, panic, social anxiety, self-esteem issues, relationship difficulties and childhood abuse. My clinical practice has been informed by various approaches including Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy and Attachment Theory.
Following the birth of my two children in 2005 and 2008, I developed a particular interest in working with families. I began working with Treasure Keepers in 2012 which has heightened my interest in working with families with children demonstrating complex emotional and behavioural difficulties. My work with Treasure Keepers has inspired my doctoral research looking at the stories of adoptive fathers focusing on how they cope with the process of adoption, transitioning to parenthood including any difficulties encountered and how society respond towards adoptive families.
I hold Trainee membership of the British Psychological Society and the Division of Counselling Psychology. I adhere to BPS and HCPC guidelines for Trainee Counselling Psychologists.’
Maggie is our Parent/ Carer Counsellor. She helps parents and carers with any of their own experiences or emotional problems that could be having an impact onto their parenting.
‘ Hi I am Maggie Williams a specialist family counsellor. I have trained and worked under Relate, one of the leading Counselling Organisations, for the past 22 years and am on their Directory of Practitioners.
My diverse training has its roots based in psychodynamic and systemic practice these have led me to experience a great variety of counselling situations. I work with families, mostly with complex emotional issues, couples, individuals, young children (5 – 11yrs) and teenagers (11-19yrs). This involves working alongside Child and Adolescents Mental Health Services. I have worked in Surgeries with clients referred by resident GP’s. Schools (both Primary and Secondary), Clinics, Children Centres and with Social Services.
I also have 3 years experiences of working with the Borough of Havering as a Counsellor in a Parents Assessment Team, again with highly dysfunctional families and often in the Court arena. I am also a qualified Trainer. During my Career with Relate. I have exceeded 50,000 registered counselling hours. I have a private practice and also am a hypnotherapist.’