Treasure Keepers Clinical & Service Director
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Bsc (hons) Msc DipCounsPsy C.Psychol AFBPsS
'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'
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.
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.
“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.
Therapeutic Counsellor - BACP Registered
I am a Therapeutic counsellor with an Integrative approach. I have worked with Children and Young People for 10 years in a variety of settings within voluntary, public and private organisations. I have a keen interest in Mental Health and Neuro-Developmental concerns. My experience has enabled me to work with a range of Children, Adolescents and Adults with complex needs and I am able to offer a holistic approach to all of my clients. My main goal in my work is to treat all of my clients with dignity and respect and to build trusting and therapeutic relationships with those I work with.
My experience in the NHS has taught me to ‘Think Family’ first and foremost for those Children and Young People I work with. I incorporate the needs of the Children and Young People alongside the needs of the whole family into my formulation of intervention that I am delivering. This has given me the experience to work in a Multi-Agency/Joined up way.
I work alongside Social Care, Schools, Youth Offending Teams, Drug & Alcohol Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, Adult Mental Health Teams and Voluntary Providers in my everyday work.
I take Continuing Professional Development seriously and strive to develop and grow as a practitioner to better the outcomes for my clients. The most important education I receive comes from those who I am delivering interventions. My clients are my greatest teacher and I feel privileged to be a part of their journey
I am a qualified integrative counsellor working with adults, children and young people and also a trained Youth Mental Health First Aider. I have experience of working within the school environment with children who have suffered with trauma, attachment, and emotional issues, empowering them to grow and develop and learn techniques to help with their mental health and to build trusting therapeutic relationships.
I work within my own Private Practice where I have gained experience in anxiety, stress, childhood issues, relationship/family issues, anger management and self-esteem issues
I enjoy enhancing my own learning and engage in regular continuing professional development to enhance my knowledge and skills to use with my clients.
I am married with 2 grown up children and enjoy cooking, walking and reading.