I am a specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry and am a fully trained and qualified Medical Doctor. I am accredited and registered as a specialist with the General Medical Council (GMC number 7788726). I’m a Royal College of Psychiatry Specialist Associate. After completing my initial medical degree in Belgium (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery-Doctor of medicine, surgery, and childbirth) at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), I completed post-graduate specialist training in the specialty of general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry (5 years). I also completed post-graduate training in family therapy (4 years). I’m a member of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA) since 2002. I also trained on Esther Bick’s infant observation method.
During my years in Belgium, I worked in private practice and different units in hospitals. I was Consultant for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit at CHR Citadelle, Liège, Belgium (Public Health Service), and Founder and Manager of an Outpatient Unit « Cognition and Development ».
I also worked as a Clinical Supervisor for Multidisciplinary Teams working in the field of Child neglect and abuse and Medical Director of a multidisciplinary team for children with severe learning difficulties (school and rehabilitation center), “Les Blés d’Or”, in Brussels.
I was born in Belgium and I now live in London, having taken up a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist post within the NHS.
I have a multilingual background speaking French as a first language and English fluently. I understand questions about the adjustment difficulties that families may encounter while settling within a new culture. I also enjoy using mixed cultural and languages background as an opportunity to adapt and thrive.
I have dedicated my career to clinical work and I enjoy assessing and helping children, adolescents, and their families. I write poetry, tales, and novels as well. I guess being a writer takes part in helping patients find a new way of telling and achieving their own stories. Both storytelling and psychological achievement are in my opinion very connected. More recently, I wrote a book on adolescent depression alongside with Aurore Boulard, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist with whom I am happily still collaborating.
I have settled my private practice at 35 Great James Street in Bloomsbury, London where I share consulting rooms with valued colleagues. I am grateful having this opportunity of implementing here a specific and personal way of working with ADHD and/or gifted children and adolescents. I have developed this method through the years.
My young patients usually refer to me as being kind, very connected to them and their stories, and helping them take advantage of their resources. We share a common effort to change issues into challenges. My patients feel encouraged to build new ways upon the person they deeply are as well as being aware of their capacities, talents, and strength.
- Clinics Name: Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist LONDON
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