Meet the team - Redbridge

At NELFT, we pride ourselves in providing the best care by the best people. The team at Redbridge CAMHS are a dedicated group of mental health professionals who take pride in serving the people of Redbridge:

CAMHS Service Lead

Kevin

Hi! I’m Kevin Amazona and I’m the Clinical Lead here at Redbridge EWMHS. I’m responsible for the day to day running of the service.  As part of my role, I work with the rest of the team to ensure that we provide the best possible care to the young people and families in Redbridge.  As a mental health nurse I did additional training to deliver cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for mood and anxiety disorders.

I’m grateful to work with an immensely talented and resilient team.

 

Wellbeing Hub

Paul See

Hi, my name is Paul See and I am a clinician here at in the Well-being Hub in EWMHS Redbridge. In the Well-being Hub, we look at all referrals that are received to assess their level of urgency and risk through a comprehensive telephone assessment.

Helen

Hi my name is Helen Parrish, I am a Nurse, and I have worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health since 2006. I work with young people and their families offering support and guidance, and I work as part of the triage team in Redbridge.

Shade

Hello, my name is Shade Ogunbiyi, Clinical Triage Nurse. I enjoy working with CAMHS. I hold caseloads and work with young people 1:1. I screen referrals on my duty days.

Marissa C

Hello my name is Marissa Capitanchik and I am one of the nurses based in triage.  My role is help in assessing young people and to see what support is needed.

Melanie C

I’m Melanie Cotter, I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Independent Nurse Prescriber. I work alongside the Wellbeing Team in undertaking initial assessments for children and young people to support their recovery pathway. I also run ADHD clinics, physical health clinics and medication review clinics. I look forward to meeting you!

Carey B

Hi, my name is Carey Buchanan. I am a Person-Centred counsellor as well as a Clinical Social Worker specialising in mental health (this is a qualification obtained in South Africa with a focus on psychology and integrative therapeutic approaches including family therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, existential therapy, humanistic therapy and psychosexual therapy). I work in the Triage Team for CAMHS/EWMHS where we assess all young people that are accepted into our service and sometimes offer brief interventions before they may access one of our treatment pathways such as psychology or psychiatry if appropriate. I have previously held a small number of therapeutic cases in addition to this role. I am passionate about supporting young people and families to be empowered to improve their mental health, wellbeing and relationships.

 

Therapy Pathway

Vivien Wong

My name is Vivien Wong. I am a Senior Clinical Psychologist and Acting Clinical Lead Psychologist at Redbridge CAMHS, working with children and families with a range of emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. I look forward to meeting you and working together towards bringing life changes that are meaningful for you and your family.

Zoe Hyde

My name is Zoe Hyde. I am a senior clinical psychologist working with Redbridge CAMHS and the Child Developmental Centre. I work with young people and their families to support mental health and wellbeing. I work with young people who have a range of mental health difficulties using various therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy. I look forward to meeting you and working with you and your family.

Mark Dumbrill

My name is Mark Dumbrill. I am a family therapist, which means I often work with young people and their families together, in order to try and help each member of the family feel better understood by the family, and to be able to understand the rest of the family better too. I try and help families think about their communication, style, and patterns, and see if any changes in this might lead to a better outcome for the young person’s mental health, and the wellbeing of the family overall. Family therapy is not about blaming anyone, but more about finding and using families existing strengths and skills to overcome any problems they have. Sometimes I might meet with just the young person, the parents, the siblings, the grandparents, or other family’s members, or differing combinations of all of the family depending on what feels most suitable to each family. I am full-time, permanent member of staff and work primarily on the emotional pathway with some work on the conduct and LN/Neuro pathways too.

Tim Smith

Hello, my name is Tim Smith and I am the Senior child and adolescent psychotherapist at Redbridge EWMHS. I offer assessments, consultations, and treatment in psychoanalytic psychotherapy for children and young people experiencing mental health difficulties. I am at the Grove on Tuesday mornings, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Christina

Hi, my name is Christina. I’m a Senior Clinical Psychologist. I’ve been working in Redbridge CAMHS since 2017. My current role involves providing support to the special schools across the borough, as well as working in the clinic with children, young people, and families, presenting with a range of difficulties.

Nathan

My name is Nathan Parnell. I am a Clinical Psychologist. I work alongside and support young people and their families who may be struggling with their emotional and mental well-being. I have worked with and supported young people and families for over 5 years in the NHS and other services.

Ayse A

Hello, my name is Ayse Akan, and I am a Clinical Psychologist. I help young people and their families with their emotional and mental health needs. I use different therapeutic models in my practice, including but not limited to cognitive behavioural therapies. I prioritise the values of my clients and what they want to change in their lives using the treatment I offer. This way, they can have a meaningful therapy experience. I also aim to be sensitive to cultural differences. Currently, I work part-time, three days a week.


 

 

 

Specialist CAMHS Doctors

Radha K
My name is Dr Radha Kandeth. I am a child and adolescent consultant psychiatrist, working in Redbridge EWMHS. I have 18 years’ experience of working with children, young people and their families. I see children with different mental health difficulties including ADHD, Autism, Depression, self-harm, anxiety, OCD etc. I prescribe medication if and when children and young people need them so that they feel able to talk and think about their feelings or will help them at school and home . I love to work closely with you and your family so that you will make a difference and do well in your future.

My name is Dr Aye Aye Yee and I am a Child and adolescent psychiatrist with 20 years experience working with children and their family with mental health disorders. My area of speciality is neurodevelopmental disorders like Autism and ADHD. I am part of a special team who are all very talented and experienced in working with children and adolescents alongside their families. I really love my job and enjoy helping children and their family.

Peter O

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist with special interest in neurodevelopmental disorders, Learning disabilities, Forensic CAMHS and looked after children.

 

 

Assistant Psychologists

Rachel S

My name is Rachel Scott. I am an Assistant Psychologist (AP) and Qualified Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP). I offer 1:1 evidence-based low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy sessions to young people and parents/carers for those young people struggling with anxiety, low mood or behavioural difficulties. I also conduct triage and face-to-face assessments within the service and am involved in neurodevelopmental assessments. Myself and other APs/CWPs will also be running targeted therapeutic group sessions in the future. I look forward to meeting you and your families and supporting you in the best way possible.

Candelaria Martinez Sosa

Hi everyone, my name is Candelaria Martinez Sosa and I am a full-time assistant psychologist at the service. I support young people in our service by running 1:1 and group CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) sessions for those struggling with low mood or anxiety. I also conduct triage and face-to-face assessments and am involved in running the user-service participation group called UCAN. I look forward to meeting and working with you and your families!

Patrice Adjovu

Hello, my name is Patrice and I am an Assistant Psychologist/Qualified Child Wellbeing Practitioner at The Grove EWMHS. My role is to work together with children, young people and their parents/carers to help them manage difficulties with anxiety, low mood and challenging behaviour.

Cynthia Nebo

Hi, my name is Cynthia Nebo, and I am an Assistant Psychologist at EWMHS Redbridge. I support the clinical work in the team in supporting young people and their families. I’ll assist with completing assessments, facilitating therapeutic groups and workshops, as well as conducting service-related evaluation projects as and when required, such as conducting service evaluations, audits and collating resources.

Redbridge Looked After Children (LAC) Team – Local Authority

Sarah Raymond

Hi, my name is Sarah Raymond and I work part time as an Occupational Therapist with young people aged 16-18 years old who are looked after children or care leavers. I work with you to help you to prepare for living independently as an adult. I look at the activities that you need and want to do in your daily life, for example, getting organised for appointments, household tasks, and having a meaningful daily routine which includes leisure, work and educational activities. We will set goals together about which areas and activities you want to work on and work out a plan on how best to do this. I may work with you for a short number of sessions alongside others in the team or your carers; with the aim of enabling, you to manage and make the most of the opportunities and challenges of daily life.

 

Support Time and Resilience (STAR) Workers

Ellice

Hi. I'm Ellice King and I am one of the STAR workers at EWMHS (Support Time and Resilience worker)

My main role is to support schools in Redbridge with consultations or If they need any support with EWMHS or advice for young people in schools. I also help run workshops in EWMHS for young people already under EWMHS or young people that are not currently being seen by us but maybe their school think a workshop might be useful for them for some extra support. These workshops are generally about anxiety, exam stress, self harm or general wellbeing and normally run throughout the year.

I also help with the triage team and help with the telephone assessments for new referrals made to the service, this is when we call a family to see what the main reason for a referral for a young person is and have a chat about what we could do to support them further.

 

 

 

 

Administrators

Ava

Hi, my name is Ava Edwards and I am Administrator/Secretary for Redbridge CAMHS/EWMHS. I work in a large team of clinicians and doctors which support the wellbeing and mental health of children and their families. Every day is different, which makes my work enjoyable when I assist my colleagues and clients.

Charlie W

Hi, my name is Charlie and I am the medical secretary at Redbridge EWMHS.

Tracy Semper

My name is Tracy Semper, I am Medical Secretary for Redbridge EWMHS.  I work with a team of 2 consultants and trainee doctors.  I am responsible for booking appointments, typing clinical letters, reports and managing the doctor’s diaries.  The admin team support specialist CAMHS Service.

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