Patricia Gibbs is a psychodynamic psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council and with the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists as a Child and Family Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. Patricia completed her masters and clinical training in ‘Psychological Therapies with children, young people and families’ in 2018 at the Tavistock and Portman NHS foundation trust.
Patricia has worked with children and families for over 40 years in various roles and settings and is currently working for a children’s Mental Health charity in a primary school. Patricia’s main focus is on early intervention as a way of helping to prevent issues from escalating and improving outcomes for children.
Patricia has experience in supporting children who are dealing with various issues such as; worry, anxiety, difficulties in peer and family relationships, difficulties around self-esteem, loss, separation, trauma and other general child related issues.
Patricia uses a psychodynamic approach, thus seeks to understand any conscious and unconscious processes that may be influencing the child’s behaviour, thoughts and feelings. She believes that this approach facilitates a consistent, safe and supportive space for the child to explore the presenting issues through the mediums of play and talking.