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Ryan Lowe

Consultant Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapist

MA, Mpsych psych, ACP

Ryan Lowe has worked as a child psychotherapist for the past 13 years and as an expert witness for the last 6 years.  She worked for four years at the Monroe Family Assessment Centre, a division of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust which carries out assessments for the family law courts, where she both wrote reports and attended court.  For the past two years she has been working priviately as a clinician, a supervisor and as an expert witness.  She also teaches on a child psychotherapy training where she is responsible for both clinical and academic standards on the course.

Qualifications: Ryan has an MA in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies, an Mpsych psych in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Children, Adolescents and Families, and is a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists.  She has also attended courses in Report Writing with the Bond Solon Legal Training Consultancy and Courtroom Training with the Royal Medical Society.


Donna Seale

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

BA Dip Psych, AFBPsS

Donna Seale is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience of working with adults, children and adolescents in both NHS and private settings.

Her NHS experience includes Adult Mental Health at Goodmayes Hospital, Child and Family work at Paddington Green (St. Mary’s Hospital) and working with Physical Disability at St Mary’s Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital.

She has been in private practice for many years and jointly founded the Independent Psychology Service, a successful private group providing a range of different assessment and treatment approaches from several different disciplines. More recently she has founded The Psychology Practice, a similar organisation, offering assessments, treatment and expert witness work by clinical psychologists.

Alongside her private practice, Donna Seale has been an expert witness for over 15 years.  She specialises in Family Law and has also had considerable experience of Personal Injury cases. She is a second tier expert on the register of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. She has written numerous reports and has given evidence in court, mostly on child cases, including the High Court.

Qualifications: Donna Seale has a Diploma in Clinical Psychology and is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Clinical Psychologists are regulated by Health Professional Council.  She has attended a number of post qualification courses at the Tavistock Clinic and the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre. She has also attended Expert Witness training at the Law Department of Southampton University.



picture of RyanDr Lynne Amidon

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Ph.D, MA, MA, MPhil, BA, ACP

Lynne Amidon has worked as an expert witness since 2001.  She worked for ten years at the Monroe Family Assessment Centre as a case consultant on family assessment, regularly attending court.  Lynne is currently employed as the clinical consultant to Thornby Hall residential therapeutic school and has worked over the last 15 years as a clinician in a variety of settings.  She has supervised a wide range of students and taught on many courses at the Tavistock Clinic, including the MA and Doctorate level courses for child psychotherapy students, social workers, psychologists, SPR’s and teachers.

Qualifications: Dr Amidon has an Mpsych psych in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Children, Young People and Parents and an MA in Observational Studies and the Application of Psychoanalytical Concepts to Work with Children, Young People and Families, both gained at the Tavistock clinic. She completed a PhD in Modern European History before training as a Child Psychotherapist.  Lynne is a Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.



picture of RyanKate Lorrimer

Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

MA, BSocSc Psych

Kate Lorrimer has spent the last eleven years working in the mental health field, both with adults and children.  Her experience spans the statutory and voluntary sectors and includes a role as Deputy Manager of a residential therapeutic community for adults with mental health concerns; 5 years working in a social work and therapeutic capacity as part of a Children and Families Social Services team; providing consultation, assessment and intervention within a multidisciplinary Behaviour and Education Support Team; as well as recruiting and supervising volunteer play therapists to work in schools for a London charity.  Currently Kate works in private practice and provides an in-house psychotherapy service for children in a South London Primary School.

Qualifications: Kate has an MA in Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling, a bachelors degree in Psychology and a Diploma training in Group Psychotherapy.


Sarah Graham

Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist


Sarah Graham has been working as a child psychotherapist since 2006.  Originally starting out as a volunteer with Place 2 Be and Kids Company, she has also set up her own placements in schools across London.  She provides therapeutic input on a one-to-one basis with young clients, and offers mentoring and advice to teaching staff involved with her clients.  More recently she began a private practice for adult clients and has also started to work more systemically with parents in families where there are children in distress.  In March 2011, Sarah began supervising a group of trainee psychotherapists undertaking a two-year mother and baby observation placement. In April 2011 she embarked on a foundation training in systemic family constellations.  When she is not working as a psychotherapist, Sarah keeps a toe dipped in her former life as a PR consultant.

Qualifications: Sarah has an MA and Diploma in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling from Terapia.  She is currently working towards accreditation with the UKCP and BACP.



picture of RyanEmma Hutton

Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist Trainee

Emma Hutton has been working and training as a child psychotherapist since 2007. Emma has worked in a variety of schools across London providing one-to-one therapeutic support to young clients and their parents or carers whilst also offering mentoring and advice to the teaching staff working with the clients. More recently she has been assisting in carrying out and writing assessment reports for the family law courts.  Prior to training as a child psychotherapist Emma worked as a Family Support Coordinator for a local voluntary organisation; supporting disabled children and their families. This work included setting up a playscheme for children with autism and ADHD and running a support group for their parents and carers.

Qualifications: Emma is currently working towards completing her MA in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling from Terapia.





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