we are a group of psychologists passionate about working with families
We are a group of psychologists passionate about working with families. Founded by clinical and forensic psychologist, Dr Andrea Shortland and joined by Dr Jocelyne Kenny (clinical psychologist and systemic practitioner), Dr Ananda van den Heuvel (clinical psychologist), Dr Sharon Brooks (clinical psychologist and EMDR accredited practitioner) and Dr Louisa Stokou (clinical psychologist). We have extensive experience in working with families from all walks of life across a range of settings. Our work has included working with: couples facing relationship difficulties; attachment and trauma difficulties with adopted and looked after children; and working with families following bereavement, traumatic experiences, acquired brain injury and long term neurological and health conditions. In addition to the online and digital resources provided by the Pocket Family Psychologist, we also offer face-to-face therapy through www.shortlandpsychology.com.
As psychologists, we are trained to draw upon multiple theoretical approaches and the research evidence base to develop flexible frameworks and interventions that are based upon individual client need.
Why Family Psychology Matters?
What is clinical psychologist
Dr Andrea Shortland
Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, EMDR Consultant (adult & child) and accredited ddp practitioner.
Dr Jocelyne Kenny
clinical psychologist and systemic practitioner
Dr Charis Green
Dr Ananda Van Den Heuvel
Dr Ananda Van Den Heuvel is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a registered Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) Practitioner and a Mentalization Based Treatment for Families (MBT-F) Practitioner. Ananda has completed training in EMDR therapy and is working towards Practitioner status through EMDR supervision.
Ananda’s areas of specialism include supporting adults, children and families affected by: neurodevelopmental difficulties such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD); developmental difficulties (e.g. feeding, toileting, sleep) including those that occur in the context of ASD; trauma/PTSD; and physical illness and unexplained medical symptoms.
Ananda provides family consultations, assessments and therapeutic interventions.
Dr Louisa Stokou
Dr Louisa Stokou is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with further training in Mentalization Based Therapy for Families (MBT-F) and attachment focused therapies such as Video Interactional Guidance (VIG). Louisa has completed training in EMDR therapy and is now working towards Practitioner status through EMDR supervision.
Louisa specialises in working with adults and young people who have experienced trauma and anxiety; parent-child attachment relationships; and child and adolescent mental health difficulties.
Louisa is available for family consultations and regular therapeutic work with children, adults and families.
Dr Sharon Brooks
Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Accredited Practitioner
Dr Lucy Mills
Saskia works behind the scenes, making sure all runs smoothly. If you make an inquiry, you are likely to be in contact with Saskia. In addition to her work with Pocket Family Psychologist, Saskia is a mother of two boys and enjoys art & photography.