MA (with Distinction) Masters in Psychological Therapies with Children, Young People and Families: The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London (University of Essex)
MA (with Merit) Masters in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies: The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London (University of East London)
PGCE Social Science, Secondary: The Institute of Education, The University of London
B.Soc.Sc. (First Class Hons) Degree in Political Science: The University of Birmingham, UK
Registered with the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP) and The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
Robert has been working with children for over 20 years, both in Singapore and the United Kingdom. He offers experience from the fields of education, hospitals, and clinical practice, with children across the age-range of primary and secondary school. Robert has trained and worked in London over the past 8 years. This developed his listening and observational skills, his knowledge of child development research and psychoanalytic theory, and his clinical skills. His approach is informed by Mindfulness, Systemic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Robert has therapeutic experience with an NHS clinic which helps those with learning difficulties, neurological problems and lifelong conditions such as autism. Here, he worked with families, parents, and adolescents in weekly psychotherapy, assessing and treating cases with clinical teams. He also worked as a counsellor at a primary school with children aged 4-11, in a therapy room stocked with play and art materials and on assessments and reviews with parents.
Robert offers long term or brief psychodynamic psychotherapy/counselling with children and adolescents, as well as doing parent and family work. His work is based on understanding how emotional interactions take place between family members. Through observing and listening to his clients, Robert aims to develop a sense of how they feel about themselves and others, and how this shapes their interactions. By helping them to appreciate and reflect on these feelings, Robert encourages clients to understand themselves and open up communication within families.
Robert adapts to the child or family he meets. He aims to build and maintain professional, honest and reliable relationships in his work. This involves getting to know people and letting them talk to him, in whichever way they feel comfortable.