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Dr Tara Porter has been qualified as a Clinical Psychologist for 25 years, and worked in the NHS for longer still.  She has unparalleled experience working therapeutically, teaching, writing and speaking about mental health.  With a broad clinical practice she enjoys working with all ages of people with different sorts of problem which she finds keeps her ideas fresh.  She is an experienced supervisor offering a warm and reflective space, a wealth of experience, and a deep understanding of mental health.

She has particular expertise in children and adolescent eating disorders and worked on the National Training Programme for CAMHS Eating Disorders in 2017 as a mentor to other Eating Disorders services.  She also has a special interest in mental health in schools and worked with the Anna Freud Centre writing and providing training for schools, colleges and educational authorities.  She writes for the Times Educational Supplement, and is a judge on their School of the Year award. 

She is the author of a Sunday Times Bestselling Book "You Don't Understand Me: The Young Woman's Guide to Life, which has been translated into many languages, and published internationally.

She regularly writes and speaks about mental health in the mainstream media.


She teaches at UCL where she is as an Associate Clinical Tutor. 

She is chartered through the British Psychological Society (037068) and registered through the Health Professions Council (PYL20110)

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