Schoen Clinic Newbridge Birmingham
Integrative Psychotherapist - Eating Disorders (Children & Young People)
Amie is an Integrative Psychotherapist at Schoen Clinic Newbridge caring for our children, teens and young people undergoing treatment for eating disorders.
Amie started her mental health journey in 2014 as a Healthcare Assistant at Schoen Clinic Newbridge, giving her first-hand experience of supporting young people with eating disorders. Since joining the team, Amie has learned various skills and developed within her career.
Knowing that she wanted to work within the field of eating disorders, Amie took a year's secondment as a Dietetic Assistant to gain knowledge and understanding of nutrition and the nutritional treatment within eating disorders.
From there, Amie became an Assistant Psychologist and was heavily involved in running therapeutic treatment groups, research, service audit and 1:1 therapeutic support.
Amie has a great deal of experience, not only in child and adolescent eating disorders but also through her work with adults diagnosed with personality disorders and schizophrenia at an external organisation. Through her work in the mental health field, Amie has developed a new passion in the mental health space and decided to train as a Psychotherapist, broadening her skillset and learning new ways to support people experiencing various mental health problems.
Whilst training, Amie volunteered and worked within various private, NHS and charity organisations. This included offering 1:1 counselling and therapeutic groups within a rural wellbeing project, offering counselling to NHS staff during the pandemic within an NHS staff support and counselling service, and working within the helplines at Childline.
Amie's varied experiences and working background has offered her first-hand experience in supporting people within a mental health crisis, and the tools and interventions to support people to make long-term, meaningful changes to their life.
Amie has a keen interest in compulsive exercise within eating disorders. She has been involved in the development, audit and research of a group treatment programme for adolescents struggling with compulsive exercise as part of their eating disorder. The Newbridge Eating-disorder Activity Treatment (NEAT) is currently manualised and being offered at Schoen Clinic Newbridge
Areas of expertise
- Person-Centred Counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Attachment Theory
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for eating disorders (CBT)
- Compulsive exercise
- BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling Studies
- MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Enhanced CBT for eating disorders - CBT-E
- Motivational Interviewing
- DBT skills
- Mental Health First Aid