Dr Tracy Rydin-Orwin
Dr Tracy Rydin-Orwin is a senior member of the Parenthood in Mind Team and has been a Lead Clinical Psychologist for an NHS Perinatal Infant Mental Health Service for 12 years. She has over 15 years of experience working with a range of adult mental health difficulties including perinatal depression, anxiety, OCD and birth trauma.
She is an expert in working with the parent-infant dyad, where there are challenges eg prematurity, health issues, NICU babies in the relationship which are impacting on the bonding and attachment. She also works with individuals and couples around infertility, miscarriage and issues arising form becoming parents. Tracy works in an integrated way utilising a range of therapeutic models when working with couples, individuals and parent-infant dyads dependent on the presenting issues. She draws primarily on attachment and psychodynamic concepts around the transition to parenthood, and also uses CAT, CBT and new wave models such as Compassion Focussed Therapy. She is warm and thoughtful, and believes passionately in helping parents and parents to be find their way to sustainable solutions to their distress.
Tracy is passionate about working with parents and parents to be, during pre-conception, conception and during the transition to parenthood. She is an accredited practitioner in a range of parent-infant interventions such Watch, Wait and Wonder, VIG and an experienced trainer in use of the CARE Index. She has published research on fathers, parenting premature babies and postnatal depression.
In addition Tracy is a clinical tutor for trainee clinical psychologists, as well offering supervision to other professionals specialising in the parent infant dyad and delivers training and teaching to a wide range of professionals on perinatal and infant mental health.
She is a registered provider with most of the main insurance companies and is BPS and HCPC accredited.