Background in Children and Families
Dr Zoë Graham is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, specialising for 20 years in work with children, young people up to 16 years old and their families. She is happy to work with most issues like unhappy, anxious, sad or angry children and life transitions or challenges. She has a great deal of experience in working with families where someone is unwell, bereaved, has difficult news to disclose or that are separating or adjusting to divorce. Dr Graham does home and school visits (including boarding school liaison). She also works with parents trying to offer their children a better childhood in a preventative, ‘gold standard parenting’ approach which offers tips and suggestions tailored to each family’s needs to answer common parenting questions informed by clinical experience and research findings.
She has a degree in Psychology (BSc Hons) from University College London, took a Foundation Counselling Course at City University, then earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (CPsychol) from University of East London.
Dr Graham has a current Enhanced DBS (Certificate 1576164504 issued in March 2017), is fully insured with Towergate Insurance and registered with the Health Care Professions Council (PYL05768).
She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS). She has also had her European Certificate in Psychology (EuroPsy) since 2012, meeting the standards set by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations and enabling her to work throughout the EU. She is a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology (Faculty of Children & Young People) and the Division of Educational and Child Psychology. She is also a member of the specialist sections on Crisis, Disaster & Trauma, Developmental Psychology and Psychotherapy. She is a member of the specialist section for Independent Practitioners.
Dr Graham earned long service in the NHS in hospitals, clinics and schools and now works exclusively in private practice since leaving the NHS in 2006 when starting her own family.
She offers a practical and realistic intervention, using your own expertise and hopes for your family alongside established research and a range of interventions selected to suit your personal needs. This is discussed jointly and planned together.