With adolescents and young people
Tara works a lot with adolescents and young people into their twenties with issues around mood, eating disorders, anxiety, identity and loneliness.
There is a lot of pressure on young people these days, with the relentless scrutiny they face in school, Uni and through social media. Lots of young people strive for perfection rather than happiness. They think too much about what friends think of them, rather than enjoying being with their friends. They worry too much about their future, rather than being in their present.
In therapy, Tara offers a compassion and understanding space for adolescents and young people to explore these issues and their identity. She can help young people challenge the way they think and act, to make real changes in their mental health.
Tara has a lot of experience working with people with Eating Disorders. Her NHS work is as part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Eating Disorders Service at the Royal Free London NHS Trust. She was involved in a National Training Programme to transform community eating disorders services in 2018. She presented at the London International Eating Disorders Conference in 2017. She regularly runs parent training and groups.
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything... you have been the most amazing therapist. I was reflecting back on ..how much progress I've made, and I have to give you a lot of credit for that" - young person