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Is there anything I should bring to my first session?

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Dr Janine King, a clinical psychologist based in London, clarifies what kind of information parents or guardians should bring with them if a child is about to begin therapy. https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy

Video Transcription

You can bring along if you’ve got any reports that have been written as a result of assessments that have been carried out or any previous medications that the child’s been on to help with sort of their psychological difficulties if they’ve been on any. But mostly it’ll be an assessment that’s just asking a lot of questions perhaps about taking a developmental history for the child just asking about the presenting difficulties. There’s not a need to bring along that much information to the first session. If the therapist feels that they need more, they’ll ask for that subsequently.

Dr Janine King

Dr Janine King

19 June 2022

"Dr Janine King completed her BSc (Hons) at the Open University before going to study for an MA in English Literature and Language at the University of St Andrews. In the early stages of her career Dr King worked in education having completed a PGCE in primary school teaching at Oxford Brooks University. "

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Dr Elena Touroni

Dr. Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced Consultant Psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector.


Having obtained a first degree in Psychology (BSc) at the American College of Greece, she completed her doctoral training at the University of Surrey. Dr. Touroni is highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, substance misuse, personality disorder, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, adjustment disorder and relationship difficulties. She works with both individuals and couples and can offer therapy in English and Greek.


Dr. Touroni has held a variety of clinical and managerial positions including as Head of Service in the NHS. Further she has held academic positions for the University of Surrey and the Institute of Mental Health lecturing on specialist postgraduate Masters and Doctorate programmes.


She is trained in several specialist therapeutic approaches such as schema therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). As well as holding a variety of NHS positions, Dr. Touroni is the co-founder of a private practice in Central London that has been a provider of psychological therapy for all common emotional difficulties including personality disorder since 2002. She is the founder and one of two directors of The Chelsea Psychology Clinic.