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Xena Anderson

ACP (Association of Child Psychotherapists) registered Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist 



Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Clinical Training – University of London, Birkbeck College and British Psychotherapy Foundation

 PGDip Psychoanalytic Observational Studies – 

University of East London and The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust

 BSc (hons) Psychology – Middlesex University

 Depression in Children and Adolescents – The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust

Xena is an ACP (Association of Child Psychotherapists) registered Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with over 13 years’ experience of working clinically with young people and their families. 

In addition to Psychotherapy, Xena is trained (under Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust- HPFT) to deliver CBT, Trauma Focussed CBT, ACT, elements of DBT and MBT-F (under Anna Freud Centre). 


For specialist input, Xena can deliver Psychotherapy Assessments, long and short term Psychotherapy, parent-child work and parent work. Child Psychotherapists are trained to help children to unlock what lies underneath their difficulties and better understand themselves. The  approach is tailored to the individual child, and work in an age-appropriate way, assessing and supporting the whole child, their family or care unit, through a combination of talking, play and drawing.


Xena has a holistic approach which takes into consideration factors such as social, emotional, generational, physical, cultural, and neurological factors, and how they impact on the young person’s emotional wellbeing and functioning. 

Xena is experienced in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, neurodiversity, learning disabilities, children looked after. 

Currently, Xena worked with young people with moderate to severe mental health difficulties. Xena also lectures on the Psychotherapy module of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Programme at the University of Hertfordshire. 

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