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Dr Ching Li – Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Ching Li is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, who is passionate about supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Ching has expertise in working with neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autistic Spectrum Condition and ADHD, trauma, psycho-social and behavioural difficulties as well as mood difficulties.

In addition to her psychiatric experience, she has also had additional experience in multiple psychotherapeutic modalities. This enables her to work in a way that bring about a holistic understanding of a child or young person's mental health and wellbeing, so that they may thrive both academically, psychologically, and socially.

Dr Lindsay Banham - Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

After graduating from the University of Leeds Medical School with an honours degree and a BSc in International Health, Dr Lindsay Banham was an Academic Foundation Programme doctor in Yorkshire and later worked in a psychiatric unit in New Zealand. She returned to the UK to take up a position as an Academic Clinical Fellow at Kings College London, completing her core psychiatry clinical jobs and membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on the prestigious South London and the Maudsley clinical rotation. Dr Banham went on to complete her specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on the Royal London Hospital/Great Ormond Street Hospital rotation, taking a sabbatical to complete a Fellowship in Medical Education and later a part-time MSc in Medical Education alongside her clinical work. Dr Banham has worked part-time since her specialist training in order to balance the needs of her family with her career.

Since achieving the Certificate of Completion of Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2019, Dr Banham worked in a community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in North London where she enjoyed assessing and treating children and young people with a wide range of backgrounds and presenting difficulties. These included neurodevelopmental differences, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm and behavioural challenges. Dr Banham currently works within an NHS crisis-liaison team at a busy North London general hospital, seeing young people presenting in mental health crisis and those with co-existing mental and physical health difficulties. She also holds an honorary consultant post at Great Ormond Street Hospital where she works in a National Specialist NHS service assessing and treating children and young people with highly complex needs. Dr Banham has been conducting neurodevelopmental assessments (ADHD and ASD) throughout her specialist training and consultant career to date.

Dr Michelle Potts - Chartered  Psychologist  &  Practitioner Clinical Psychologist

Dr Michelle Potts is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist and the British Psychological Society (BPS).  She has over 15 years’ experience of working with children and young people and adults with a range of mental health, emotional difficulties and neurodevelopmental disorders. 

With each of these client groups Michelle has carried out complex assessments, developed and delivered group and individual therapies, and provided teaching, supervision and consultation to staff. I have experience of delivering interventions including CBT, solution focused therapy and narrative therapy. Michelle has undertaken additional training in family therapy, EMDR and DBT and ran an effective DBT based groups within a CAMHS setting. Michelle is highly experienced in carrying out a range of cognitive assessment and diagnostic assessments for Autism (ADOS-2) in both the NHS and private services. She was involved in a research project comparing the effectiveness of CBT adapted treatment to counselling for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2013-2014.

Michelle is also an associate of Hugh Koch Associates and undertakes medico-legal assessments mainly for Civil Courts. 

Georgina Hibbert - Clinical Child Psychologist

Georgina Hibbert is a Clinical Child Psychologist, chartered by the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
 
Since qualifying in 2005, Georgina has specialised in working in child and adolescent mental health.  She has worked in NHS, Local Authority and private settings. She uses cognitive behavioural therapy, dyadic developmental therapy and narrative approaches to work with children, adolescents and adults with depression and anxiety, including OCD, phobias and panic attacks. 
 
Georgina is qualified in carrying out cognitive assessments and diagnostic assessments for autism.  She carries these out in a multidisciplinary neurodevelopmental team in line with NICE guidelines.
 
Georgina has extensive experience in working with children and adults who have suffered parental abuse, and has developed specialist skills in working with trauma.  Georgina is a qualified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist. 
 
In addition to direct work with children, families and adults, Georgina offers consultation to professionals, provides teaching and training to various professional groups and supervises doctoral research.