Highly Professional Clinical Psychologists in Central London.
The Owl Centre boasts a team of highly qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologists in Central London
The Clinical Psychologists at The Owl Centre in Central London combine expertise and experience with a friendly and sympathetic approach to the children and parents they see. They also have links with the NHS to ensure a seamless continuity for clients who have received NHS assessments or therapy.
Dr Abi Davison Jenkins MA(Oxon), PgCE, DClinPsy.
Dr Abi Davison Jenkins is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professional Council. Her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology was completed at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Having worked with the Institute of Child Health and Guy’s Hospital on a large-scale autism screening trial, Abi has expertise in the field of autism spectrum conditions, specialising in assessing young children. She is trained in the administration of the autism diagnostic observation schedule (ADOS) and autism diagnostic interview (ADI-R) and has carried out over 100 comprehensive autism assessments.
Abi is also experienced in cognitive assessment of children and young people. Having completed teacher training in General Primary prior to becoming a psychologist, she has a good understanding of the education system. Abi has supported children and young people who are unable to access school for behavioural, medical or emotional reasons. She has also worked with young people with learning disabilities, both as a playworker and as a psychologist.
Abi holds a role in paediatric and adolescent psychological medicine at University College London Hospital. She specialises in working with children and young people who have physical health conditions including cancer, chronic fatigue, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, chronic pain and medically unexplained symptoms. She has also undertaken research into the use of positive psychology and mindfulness for improving wellbeing in people with chronic pain.
Abi is experienced in the use of several evidence-based psychological interventions including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, positive behaviour support and systemic therapy. She is trained and experienced in supporting young people to speak about their lives in ways that make them stronger using the Tree of Life and Beads of Life methods.Abi is able to travel to South and Central London for work that will extend over several sessions; and to most of London and to some parts of Surrey (Surbiton, Leatherhead) for assessments that can be carried out over a couple of sessions.
Dr Cleo Williamson BA, MSc, DClinPsy
Dr Cleo Williamson is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council. She has 10 years’ experience working in mental and physical health services within the NHS. This has included working with adults, children, young people and their families. Cleo is experienced in the use of several evidence-based psychological interventions including systemic therapy, narrative therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She has experience in providing psychological interventions for anxiety, depression, self-esteem, behaviour experienced as challenging, relationship issues and school/exam issues. Her particular expertise is working with young people with health conditions, learning difficulties and/or Autism. She is trained in the administration of neurological cognitive assessments and the ADOS-2.
Cleo also works at University College Hospital London, where she supports young people and their families who are living with health conditions.
Cleo completed her masters in Child Developmental at UCL and doctoral thesis within the area of paediatric psychology / rare developmental health disorders. Working closely with Great Ormond Street Hospital, Cleo continues to promote her qualitative research exploring parents’ experiences of having a child with Landau Kleffner Syndrome. She is extremely interested in promoting the practice of integrating brain and behaviour relationships with a holistic understanding of a child and young person’s context and family.
Cleo works in central London and is able to travel to North London for specific pieces of work (e.g. assessments or observations).
Profiles of the other Owl Centre therapists to follow soon.
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