Our Clinicians

Ms Fanny Lena BA MSc MA MProfChPsych

Highly Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

University of East London/The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
MProf Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (4 years full-time)

Tavistock & Portman NHS foundation trust 
MA in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies

Università La Sapienza, Rome Italy 
MSc Clinical and Psychodynamic Psychology

Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy 
BA  Psychology

Fanny is a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist who trained at the Tavistock Centre in London.

Fanny has worked clinically with children, young people and families for over 10 years, in a variety of NHS settings and in private practice. 

Before training at the Tavistock, Fanny qualified and worked as a psychologist in Italy and developed a specialist interest in parent-infant interventions and attachment research. 

Fanny worked in CAMHS where she gained extensive experience of supporting therapeutically children and young people with a wide range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, attachment difficulties, externalising problems, complex and intergenerational trauma, and neurodevelopmental difficulties. As well as offering long term and time limited psychotherapy to children and adolescents Fanny developed a specialist interest in parent work and parent-infant psychotherapy. 

Fanny has worked as a highly specialist child psychotherapist in mainstream and specialist educational settings, both as part of CAMHS outreach services in schools and as a member of a multidisciplinary team in a therapeutic school for children with complex social emotional and mental health needs. Fanny has most recently worked as a Highly Specialist Child Psychotherapist at Gloucester House ( the Tavistock Children’s day unit) – a therapeutic school for children with complex emotional and behavioural difficulties. Through this work Fanny has developed specialist skills in setting up specialist mental health services within educational settings and is passionate about working alongside educational professional.

 Fanny has been teaching and supervising postgraduate students for four years. She has  taught Infant Observation, Work Discussion and Child Development Research on MA programmes at the Tavistock Centre and has been offering supervision to professionals working in a variety of settings.

Fanny can offer specialist therapeutic interventions to children, adolescents and young adults between the ages of 0-25.