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DR HELEN RITZEMA

Dr. Helen Ritzema is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist who has a breadth of experience in assessing and treating children, young people and families.

In addition to private practice she is a lead member within the Parenting and Child Team in the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. The Parenting and Child Team specialise in assessing and treating children and young people who present with difficulties related to complex trauma and/or attachment problems.

She has worked in the NHS for 20 years and is experienced in offering short and long-term treatment for depression, anxiety, acute and complex trauma as well as for attachment issues. She has also assessed children, young people and families and written expert witness reports for the Family Law Courts since 2009.

She completed an MSc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology and a Clinical Doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Anna Freud Centre and University College London. Prior to undertaking this training she completed a Degree in Psychology and trained as a Paediatric Nurse, working for several years within Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust.

She is a Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists.

helenritzema@queenannestreetpractice.com