Family life is often joyful but can sometimes be difficult.
Families with young children can experience times when life is difficult and problems arise causing anxiety and distress.
This often effects everyone in the family. Families and young people can find it helpful to reflect and explore solutions to their problems in a supportive environment.
Meet Our Team
Priya obtained her doctoral training from the Royal Holloway, University of London and the Tavistock Centre. Her undergraduate degree in psychology was completed with first class honours in Australia.
With more than 15-years experience working with families with children of all ages from babies to young adults, Priya has worked in both the public and private sector.
Over the years, Priya has acquired specialist training in:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Child Psychotherapy
- Specialised assessment of Autism and ADHD
Priya is the founder of the South-East London Therapists Network for practitioners in private practice and she supervises junior colleagues.
Priya’s practice adheres to the ethics of the British Psychological Society. She is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and is registered with the Health Professions Council. Priya is a Member of the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) and the Assocation of Child Psychologists in Private Practice (ACHIPP).
Priya works in close association with a network of experienced psychiatrists, educational psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and adult and family therapists.
Dr. Priya Vigneswaran
(BA, PGDip AppPsy, DClinPsy)
Priya is a highly-skilled clinical psychologist delivering superior quality services with excellent outcomes for young people and families.
Elisabeth is chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Elisabeth is a member of the BPS’s Division of Clinical Psychology and Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families (CYPS) and Faculty for Perinatal Psychology (PERI). She obtained a first class honours degree from the University of East London (UEL) where she also completed her doctoral training.
Elisabeth has a warm, respectful and skilled approach to working with individuals and families and endeavours to recognize and build on their strength, resilience and resources. Her interventions are guided by the assessment process, evidence-based practice as well as clients’ needs, wishes and their goals for psychological input. Elisabeth believes that developing a shared formulation paves the way for working together effectively and collaboratively therefore creating positive change, whether this might be through short-term or long-term interventions.
Elisabeth’s specialist training includes:
- Narrative and family therapies
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
- Play Therapy
- Parent-Infant Psychotherapy
- Early intervention in Psychosis (EIIP)
- Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Areas of particular interest and expertise include:
- Child and family clinical psychology
- Perinatal and parent-infant mental health, including under 5s work
- Teenage pregnancy/motherhood
Psychological assessment and interventions for adolescents and young adults
- Gender identity difficulties
- Clinical health psychology and Paediatric palliative care
Dr Elisabeth Rothaug-Smith
(BSc Hons, DClinPsy,C.Psychol)
Elisabeth is a clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience working with children, young people and families in the NHS and voluntary sector and more recently in private practice.
Priya has a lovely way with children and teens, and helped our family tremendously. Her therapeutic approach enabled our daughter to have some insight to why she was feeling the way she was. She gave her a tool kit of coping strategies which she still uses a year and a half on. I sometimes here her say, “What would Priya say?”
Priya made me go from an insecure, scared, panicked 18 year old to a confident person who is now striving at university. I will be forever grateful.
Elisabeth is very warm, caring and understands what our family is going through. I highly recommend families seek her help when they are struggling to cope with a challenging situation.
Priya’s support of our daughter at a difficult time for our family made a huge improvement to her emotional wellbeing. She is still reaping the benefits now. I can’t recommend Priya highly enough.
Priya exudes the right amount of warmth and sensitivity needed to help children feel safe. My son was able to form a bond quickly that allowed him to discuss his worries.
We’re really grateful for how much Elisabeth has helped our teenager.
Priya Vigneswaran was the first counsellor I felt at ease with. She was great and helped me tremendously. I would recommend her without hesitation and will certainly go back to her should I need any help in the future.
Dr Priya was great – involving the whole family. Friendly and empathetic, Dr Priya was still a composed professional throughout. She gave us great ideas to help, with good success. I would recommend her to anyone.
Priya is fantastic, very sensitive and understanding. It was a pleasure to work with her.