Kerstin is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and completed her training at University of Oxford. Following her clinical doctoral degree, she was awarded a clinical research fellowship by the Medical Research Council and led a treatment trial investigating the effectiveness of parent-led cognitive behaviour therapy for childhood anxiety disorders. This evidence based approach has subsequently been adopted across numerous NHS settings. In addition to journal publications , Kerstin has co-authored several treatment manuals and a book for therapists working with parents, commissioned by Guildford Press (USA). She is a visiting fellow at University of Reading and provides training to health professionals and clinical doctoral trainees alongside her clinical practice.
Kerstin is passionate about helping children and young people overcome difficulties relating to anxiety, low moods and/or poor self-esteem. She strives to develop an informal, trusting therapeutic relationship, where problems can be discussed openly without judgement. She supports children and their families to change unhelpful habits and to increase skills known to be effective in improving emotional resilience. She often works closely with parents in order to support them to help their child.
Research interests: Childhood Anxiety Disorders, Family led treatment, evidence based practice
Current NHS/university posts: Honorary fellow at University of Reading
Year of first qualification: 2003
Current membership of professional bodies: Associate fellow of The British Psychological Society and Chartered status with Health and Care Professions Council