Leanne Cowan- Child Psychologist
KindleKids was established by Leanne Cowan, a highly specialist Clinical Child Psychologist who works with adults, children and adolescents both within the NHS and privately.
Leanne has been qualified as a Clinical Psychologist for over 20 years, and she has worked extensively with adults as well as children, teenagers and their families providing psychological assessment and treatment for a broad range of difficulties. She has previously worked as a Clinical Child Psychologist in a specialist CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) team. Leanne is dedicated to understanding what gets in the way of people achieving their potential and providing appropriate treatment to address difficulties, mental health concerns, develop confidence and encourage a general sense of wellbeing. Leanne is described as a warm and empathic therapist who embraces complexity and offers consultation to schools, Pupil Referral Units and Social Services, and supervises counsellors and other psychologists.
Leanne is registered as a Clinical Child Psychologist with a number of professional bodies and is:
- A chartered member of the British Psychological Society
- An Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
- Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
- A member of the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology
- A member of the British Psychological Society Division of Educational and Child Psychology
- A member of the Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice
- A member of the Dyslexia Institute Guild.
Dr Antonia Sherman – Counselling Psychologist
Antonia is a Counselling Psychologist and registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of the British Psychological Society. Before joining Kindlekids Child Psychologists, Antonia worked with adults, adolescents and children within the NHS. She was also previously a Primary School teacher. She is currently working part-time as a Counselling Psychologist in a specialist CAMHS (Child and adolescent Mental Health Service) team. This involves therapy working with young people with a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, behavioural difficulties, self-harm, eating difficulties, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties.
Antonia uses an integrative approach, incorporating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy- CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Humanistic and Psychodynamic therapy. This enables her to draw upon different therapeutic models to tailor her practice to meet individual needs.
Antonia values the importance of developing a strong therapeutic relationship to allow young people to feel safe and comfortable. Her aim is to help families, teenagers and children explore and make sense of their thought processes and experiences, enabling them to make positive changes within their lives.