Esther Maunder

Esther Maunder

Interpersonal Psychotherapist

Price per session: £110

Hi, my name is Esther and I have had the joy and privilege of working with children, young people, families and care givers for over twenty years. I have worked in a variety of settings including voluntary sector therapeutic services, schools and CAMHS services. I have extensive experience of working therapeutically with children and young people with mild to severe, complex and enduring mental health needs including delivering a variety of assessments, needs led care packages and evidence-based interventions.

I have worked within the NHS for the last fifteen years working with young people who struggle with a variety of emotional and mental health difficulties particularly those experiencing low mood, depression, emotional dysregulation and the impact of developmental trauma.  I am an accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapist and have training in a variety of modalities and use a range of therapeutic techniques in my clinical practice including Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-A) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

I have experience in working with younger children and their parents/carers using interventions based on Theraplay® principles and family and systemic therapy.  This way of working enhances connection and joy between children and caregivers using simple activities within a structured framework.

My values of hope and optimism drive my passion in my work; focusing on the present, improving relationships and helping children and young people to develop a positive view of themselves and the world around them.

Price per session: £110

Esther Maunder

Interpersonal Psychotherapist

Hi, my name is Esther and I have had the joy and privilege of working with children, young people, families and care givers for over twenty years. I have worked in a variety of settings including voluntary sector therapeutic services, schools and CAMHS services. I have extensive experience of working therapeutically with children and young people with mild to severe, complex and enduring mental health needs including delivering a variety of assessments, needs led care packages and evidence-based interventions.

I have worked within the NHS for the last fifteen years working with young people who struggle with a variety of emotional and mental health difficulties particularly those experiencing low mood, depression, emotional dysregulation and the impact of developmental trauma.  I am an accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapist and have training in a variety of modalities and use a range of therapeutic techniques in my clinical practice including Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-A) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

I have experience in working with younger children and their parents/carers using interventions based on Theraplay® principles and family and systemic therapy.  This way of working enhances connection and joy between children and caregivers using simple activities within a structured framework.

My values of hope and optimism drive my passion in my work; focusing on the present, improving relationships and helping children and young people to develop a positive view of themselves and the world around them.

QualificationDate and institute
Levels One and Two Theraplay® and Marschak Interaction Method2023: Inspire Me Events via the Theraplay® institute
Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder2023: 2 Day Training Programme, Anna Freud Centre
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (Adolescents)2020: Full accreditation via the Anna Freud Centre and IPT- UK
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy2018 (refresher 2021): Level 4 – Association for Psychological Therapies
Psychodynamic approaches to working with young people2012: Post Graduate Certificate with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and the University of East London
MA in Social Work with Distinction2009: University of Sheffield, registered with HCPC
Family and Systemic Therapy2007: Post Graduate Certificate from the University of Leeds/AFT
MA in Youth and Community Development2004: University of Huddersfield
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