Vikki Cohen

Treasure Keepers Clinical & Service Director

Chartered Counselling Psychologist

Bsc (hons) Msc DipCounsPsy C.Psychol AFBPsS

HCPC Registered

'I specialise in supporting children, families and professionals that live with developmental trauma'

I have specialised in this area since 2007 and I believe passionately that special, high quality, responsive and creative services are needed for this vulnerable population. 

I have developed bespoke intervention models which draw together my clinical experience and the latest research findings to offer support of the highest quality to families.

I also offer consultation to professionals and clinical supervision to other Psychologists and Practitioners. 

I have worked in a variety of settings throughout my career including psychiatric hospitals, a crisis house, private-practice and in schools.

I am a Mother to non-identical twin sons born in 2009 and an Honorary Consultant to TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Birth Association). 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'

Email: vikki@treasurekeepers.co.uk

Jo Groom

Treasure Keepers Manager

Therapeutic Approach Social Worker

BA (Hons) First Class

Registered with Social Work England

I have specialised in working with ‘Looked After Children’ since becoming a Social Worker in June 2015. This group of children and young people have experienced early life trauma, which for some is a complex trauma of multiple events over their lifetime.

These children and young people are in need of support from a specialist service to enable them to process and understand their past to not allow it to define their futures.

Treasure Keepers ® work with children and young people to work through their complex trauma giving them the tools to ‘Shine’. All children and young people deserve to be the best they can be.

I strongly believe that therapeutic relationships that nurture, accept and encourage children and young people are the basis for their success. These relationships should be with the adults and carers who have the most contact with the children and young people a service like Treasure Keepers is able to provide the knowledge of implementing a therapeutic approach to relational interaction and provide the ‘stability’ all children and young people need.

I have two children living at home aged 11 and 16 and older children who are now adults and flown the nest.

I enjoy meditation, yoga and running.

Dr Daisy Yates Walker

Chartered Counselling Psychologist

Daisy is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist who was specially trained in the ‘Treasure Keepers’ model to offer support to children and families.

"I am Daisy Yates-Walker. I began studying towards my doctorate in Counselling Psychology in 2012 and completed 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 membership of the British Psychological Society and the Division of Counselling Psychology. I adhere to BPS and HCPC guidelines for Counselling Psychologists."

Dr Victoria Lawson

Counselling Psychologist

Vicky is a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist specially trained in the Treasure Keepers model who can offer psychological support to children and young people:

“Alongside Treasure Keepers I am also a Senior Psychologist in a Children’s and Young Persons Mental Health Service in the NHS North East London Foundation Trust. I specialise in providing psychological support to Looked After and Adopted Children and Young People as well as psychological consultation to parents and carers. I have a long standing interest in working with young people and in the past I have volunteered in youth centres as well as being CELTA qualified to Teach English as a Foreign Language. As a TEFL teacher I worked in summer schools with teenagers from European Countries teaching lessons and leading activities, as well as providing emotional support for many who were experiencing their first time away from home.

I take an integrative approach to practice and my work has a humanistic basis and is informed by training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic concepts. My practice takes a specific focus on attachment theory when working with Young People and their families, as well as bringing in skills based interventions for emotional expression and regulation. I have experience of providing one to one therapy to diverse therapeutic groups with extensive experience within various NHS psychological services. Within the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust I have worked in both the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service and the Older Adult Service. During my training I did long term placements in Secondary Care Psychological Services, working with individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems in economically deprived areas. I have Primary Care experience, providing model specific short term CBT interventions and have worked on secure wards in psychiatric hospitals and in community rehabilitation settings. I have a special interest in Trauma and completed my Doctoral Thesis on exploring Clinicians’ approaches to working with trauma (using EMDR).”

Lucy Robertson – Ritchie

Systemic Family Psychotherapist

“What I love about the Treasure Keepers model is that it combines evidence based theory to help heal difficulties where there has been developmental trauma. This way of working provides quality holistic, individualised therapeutic input for individual children and young people and their parents and carers. I work collaboratively with children, young people and their families to help support them work out what will work best for them and their families.

I offer individual, couple and family systemic therapy, consultation and supervision and have facilitated therapeutic groups for children, teens and parents. I use the Treasure Keepers model to work with families.

This is a no blames approach that treats people with respect whist helping them improve communication, mood and relationships.

I am a UKCP and AFT registered systemic family psychotherapist and I have 14 years post qualification experience working in an NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and in independent services with childrens, teenagers, parents and carers. I have 5 years experience teaching systemic psychotherapy for the Institute of Family Therapy and at the Tavistock and Portman NHS trust. I am also a qualified yoga teacher and can offer therapeutic yoga sessions individually and in groups.

I have three daughters who are 5, 10 and 13 years old.

Eileen Sullivan

Integrative Therapist 

“I am an Integrative Therapist specialising in Child & Adolescent Mental, Emotional and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. I have an interest in the field of developmental trauma and the subsequent impact this has on the developmental trajectory of children and adolescents. The impacts of which can have lifelong effects on human functioning. I passionately believe that timely and appropriate interventions can mitigate the traumatic experiences suffered by the children and adolescents that come to specialised services, such as Treasure Keepers. Giving them the opportunity to move forward in their life journey with the possibility of optimal outcomes for each of them individually.

I have worked in this field for 20 years gaining experience from employment within the NHS, voluntary and independent sectors. I have always felt privileged to be able to do this work. My professional body is the BACP and I adhere to the code of ethics and practice as described on the BACP website.

I qualified as an Integrative Therapist in 2000 and studied at The Tavistock for a further 3 years gaining an MA degree in Therapeutic Practice with Adolescents. In addition, I engage in continuing professional development annually as is recommended by my professional body and receive regular clinical supervision.

Within my NHS career and Independent Practice, I provide Consultation from mental health and developmental perspectives to other front – line professionals, such as schools and voluntary sector organisations. School Observations are also a component of my clinical work, providing detailed reports relating to children and adolescents functioning. These are commissioned by the NHS and Independent Clinicians to inform assessment and treatment options for individuals, Local Authorities request them to inform the decision – making process for Looked After Children in placement.”

Dr Claire Marshall

Senior, Highly Specialist Psychologist

Claire is a Senior, Highly Specialist Psychologist for Treasure Keepers.

Dr Claire Marshall is a Counselling Psychologist with a background in private health care, third sector and management of organisations.  

She previously worked as a psychologist in a number of therapeutic care homes for young people in East London who had complex needs and were often high risk. There she applied a broad theoretical knowledge base and specialist clinical skills to provide evidence-based interventions addressing complex needs. She also provided support to develop the staff through training, clinical supervision and consultation. She also worked closely with social services, GPs, psychiatrists and CAMHS to support the young people and their families. 

Dr Marshall also previously managed a psychotherapy service in North London for five years, with key responsibility for overall service and operations, including management of staff, clinical assessments, allocation decisions, evaluating treatment options, therapist recruitment and supervision. In addition, she ran groups and worked with people one to one, providing short- and long-term psychological interventions for adults with a range of issues. 

She has also managed a psychotherapy service in South London supporting people experiencing domestic abuse; worked within a substance misuse facility; and provided remote supervision to psychosocial workers stationed abroad in humanitarian emergencies, overcoming language and cultural barriers and sensitively adapting the application of Western psychological models. 

Dr Marshall has presented internationally at press conferences, lectures and seminars on phenomenology, migration and psychological health. Her research has contributed to United Nations and European Commission projects. She has written various publications, including “Integrative Theory and Practice in Psychological Therapies: New Directions” (Open University Press). 

Dr Marshall is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of East London on the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology; a visiting lecturer at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling; runs a private practice; works in Immigration Detention Centres (writing Medical Legal Reports); and works for Treasure Keepers as a Senior Psychologist.  

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