Pippa Hembry is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and specialist in working with children, young people and families. Pippa has worked as a senior clinician in NHS inpatient and outpatient services for children and young people before joining Schoen Clinic Chelsea in 2019. Pippa draws on current best evidence and individualised formulation in making sense of the strengths and difficulties experienced by children, young people and families. Core to Pippa’s practice is thinking about how psychology can sit alongside the values and beliefs of children, young people and families and be a useful support to all.
Pippa is trained in cognitive-behavioural and systemic therapies. CBT looks at the links between thoughts, emotions, actions and physical sensations in the here and now; understanding this in the context of the past when this is helpful. CBT also aims to support families to develop useful coping strategies and the ability to sustain these in the future. Pippa's practice includes traditional CBT alongside more recent Third Wave approaches that draw on ideas of Mindfulness, Compassion and Acceptance.
A Systemic Therapy approach is about understanding families in the multiple contexts and relationships in which they live. A focus is given to recognising patterns that can lead to helpful change and building on existing strengths and resources. Pippa is trained specifically in Family Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa which focuses on supporting families in helping their child overcome an eating disorder and maintaining good recovery in the future.
Pippa also works in postgraduate education at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and University College London teaching on child development and mental health.
Training and Awards:
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Practice
Registered Practioner Psychologist with Health Professionals Council