Elena Della Rosa:
Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
My name is Elena Della Rosa, I am a qualified Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist working at HQ Therapy Rooms in Hackney, E8. My training was undertook at the Tavistock Centre in London. I have worked as a child and adolescent psychotherapist in CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health service in the NHS) where I have undertaken short and long term psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adolescents with mild or complex difficulties and who often engaged in self-harming behaviour.
I have experience in carrying out risk assessments and working alongside A&E and Paediatric ward medical staff. This work has sparked my interest in working with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with the transition into adulthood and are experiencing depression and anxiety as well as difficulties in relationships.
As part of my training, I focussed on the importance of relationships and how our personal vulnerabilities get expressed towards those close to us, as well as our school or work friends or colleagues. Understanding what happens between us and others in-depth can be the most important trigger for change.
Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a non-directive therapy which allows the patient to express themselves and their concerns in a non-structured way. This can be very helpful for children and young adults who want to understand what is going on beneath the surface. Becoming aware of unconscious unhelpful patterns is thought to allow children and adults to develop themselves and their potential more freely and fully.
I have attended training in Mentalisation Based Treatment for Adolescents and for Families and I am interested in the integration of MBT with Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Alongside my private practice I am a part-time lecturer at The Centre for Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex and I continue my research activities in psychotherapy research and conversation analysis.
BA Psychology, MA Psychoanalytic Observational Studies, Prof. Doc. Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Tavistock Centre).
Elena Della Rosa, qualified Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist can be reached using the following:
Mobile: 07787 360624