Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Naomi Garrett trained at the University of Cambridge and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling (UPCA/ UKCP accredited). She also holds a Master’s in Education (MEd) from the University of Leeds, where the focus of her study examined uses of Trauma Informed Interventions with children who had experienced profound Loss and Complex Bereavement.
Naomi has additional Post Graduate training (QUB) in: Child Development; Early Years Play-based Learning and Interventions; SEN (Special Educational Needs) – Neuro Diversity and ASD .
Actively engaged in Continuing Professional Development, both her own and in the delivery of training for other allied professionals, Naomi holds specialist certification in:
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (University of Cambridge) – an evidence-based treatment for complex trauma, reactive attachment issues (RAD), and associated presentations.
Theraplay (University of Cambridge) – a child and parent /family focused therapy that fosters and supports healthy child/caregiver attachment.
Working with High Conflict Post Separation Families (Anna Freud Centre, London)
Autistic Spectrum Disorder -TEACHH methodology (University of North Carolina – ASD Focus)
Trauma and Complex Bereavement in Childhood and Adolescence ( Prof Cert. QUB)
Trauma Informed Practice (Prof Cert CPD; Karen Treismann)
Understanding and Managing SEBD (Social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties) (PG Cert. QUB)
SEN (Special Educational Needs) including but not exclusively -ASD, ADD, ADHD, PAD/PDA and ODD (PG Dip. QUB)
Disordered Eating (Prof Cert. CPD. University of Cambridge)
Working Therapeutically with Children and Teenagers (Prof Cert. CPD Margot Sunderland)
Working with Lone Refugee Children and Young People- Uses of Trauma Informed Interventions (Post Grad MA. University of Leeds)
As endorsed by UPCA/UKCP, Naomi undertakes regular supervision.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
While working across the age span in her adult practice, Naomi offers specialism in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling, informed by Integrative and Attachment based theory and interventions. The latter often making use of the Arts and Sand tray work in the therapeutic frame.
Supporting this work is Naomi’s deep, wide-ranging and long-serving experience in Intervention, Advisory and Educational roles in private and public bodies in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the UK and Europe (Italy).
Naomi has experience both as a Clinician and Trainer, working in Educational and Mental Health sectors for public, private and charity bodies.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Much of Naomi’s client practice centres around Anxiety presentations; Attachment Issues and creating supportive care pathways for a variety of conditions, before, during and after diagnoses. These include, but are not limited to; ASD; ADHD; ADD; ODD; PDA; OCD.
Within her Child and Young Person practice Naomi works with:
Bereavement / Complex Bereavement (Childhood Bereavement)
Relational and Developmental Trauma
Social, Emotional and Communication Difficulties
Separating & Post-Separation Families (Rupture and Restructure)
Self Esteem and Self Harm
Naomi has held roles within the Education Authority of Northern Ireland (ASD Intervention and Advisory Service- Primary and Post Primary; The Early Years Intervention Service; Language and Literacy Support Service. 2014 – 2018); Clinical roles in Schools’ Counselling and Community Counselling- one to one, dyadic and group work with children and young people, Parent Work (Jigsaw NI 2017 – 2022); Private Practice -Adult and Young People, Psychotherapy and Counselling (Thinking Together – H and N Counselling, Belfast 2017 – present).
Outside Ireland and the UK Naomi has engaged in research and shared practice with allied health care provision facilitated by the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles ( CHLA -Literally Healing Foundation)
Naomi also has extensive experience of MDT (multidisciplinary team) work and report writing to support statutory and private assessment (2014- present).
Naomi’s Fee Structure
Initial Assessment – (90 mins) €150
Adult sessions €100
Child / Adolescent sessions (4-18yrs) €100
Parent sessions €100
Child + Parent (50 mins) €100
Parents (50 mins) €100
Report Writing €150- €350 (dependent on end use)
GP Letter €35
MDT Referral letter €45
MDT Referral letter to include initial assessment data €125.
Education and Business sector (€450 half day / €800 full day)