Teresa is a Clinical Psychologist and Parent Infant Psychotherapist, with over 15 years’ experience of working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the NHS. Teresa is passionate about supporting mothers and fathers at such a crucial time in their lives, when becoming a parent can be exciting, but also challenging and overwhelming. She has extensive experience working with parents experiencing antenatal or postnatal depression, anxiety, difficulties adjusting to parenthood following a traumatic birth or a previous loss.
Profile Category: Clinical Psychologist
Harriet Higgins is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the NHS for fifteen years in Adult and Child and Family mental health settings. She has a specialist interest in working with parents during pregnancy and in the early years of their children's lives. She has experience of working with a wide range of difficulties including antenatal and postnatal depression/anxiety, fertility issues and perinatal loss, birth trauma, parenting difficulties, attachment issues and the resurfacing of childhood difficulties.
Elisabeth is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over ten years of experience working in the NHS, voluntary sector and more recently in private practice. She has a wealth of experience of working with children, adolescents and young adults in generic and specialist CAMHS settings. She works with the full range of clinical presentations, including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma and post-traumatic stress, bereavement and loss, attachment and relationship difficulties, parenting, anger and self-esteem issues as well as gender identity difficulties.
Dr Fiona Seth-Smith is a senior member of the Parenthood in Mind team, and has been a Lead Clinical Psychologist in an NHS inpatient Mother and Baby Unit since 2008. She has over 20 years of experience with a range of adult mental health problems including trauma, psychosis, depression and OCD, and is expert in working with these issues as they present in the perinatal period. Fiona is trained in family and couple therapy, and in addition is highly experienced in supporting the parent-infant relationship in therapy.
Ruth is an experienced clinical psychologist who has worked as a psychologist in the NHS for 23 years, in addition to working in private practice. She has worked in adult and maternal health for 18 years. She has worked with a range of difficulties in the perinatal period including pre conception support, adjustment to pregnancy and parenthood, anxiety and depression in both the antenatal and postnatal phase.
Avital is a certified Clinical Psychologist who has worked in child, family and perinatal settings for the past 8 years. She has a particular interest in supporting individuals and couples who have found that the journey to parenthood isn’t as they had imagined, and works together with them to understand the array of issues that can arise, including; difficulty conceiving, miscarriage and loss, anxiety during and after pregnancy, post-partum depression and complex emotions that arise within in the parent-infant attachment process.