Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapist
Thinking Families is a collaboration between two Psychotherapists, Amanda Fletcher and Ian Hickey who have many years experience working with children, young people and their families. Both of us have worked in special education in Sussex, supporting pupils, young people and their families to achieve the best possible outcomes. Thinking Families offer consultation and assessment to families with concerns for the wellbeing of their family members with ongoing work and support.
Amanda completed her training as a Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in 2016 and specialises in working with families whose children are on the autism spectrum. Amanda has worked in special education for many years as well as in private practice. Her interests are in how attachment theory and psychodynamic approaches can help children and their families understand the meaning beneath their behaviour.