Dr Emmi Honeybourne-Ward

Dr Honeybourne-Ward has been working in the field of mental health since 2009. Since she completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Dr Honeybourne-Ward has specialised in working with looked after and adopted children. In particular, she has worked within a team of social workers in children’s services in London for two years, where she undertook training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). Dr Honeybourne-Ward has also worked within a social enterprise for the past six years predominately with adoptive families, children’s residential homes and with children’s social care teams, and contributed to care/placement planning for looked after children. In addition to her clinical commitments, Dr Honeybourne-Ward provides expert witness services in the area of family laws.

Areas of specialism

  • Assessment of child and adolescent mental health
  • Looked after and adopted children
  • Full psychological assessments of parents
  • Family assessment and therapeutic work
  • Professional consultation (predominately within children’s social care)
  • Care proceedings
  • Placement recommendations
  • Psychological assessments of parents
  • Attachment-focused assessment and therapeutic intervention (DDP
  • Cognitive assessment of adults, children and adolescents
  • Capacity assessments
  • Developmental trauma
  • Psychological therapy for child, adolescent and adult mental health problems

Profession: Psychologist

Courts or Tribunals: Adoption or Foster Care, Family Court

Age groups: Adolescent, Adult, Child, Family

Psychological Specialisms: Child Mental Health, Mental Capacity, Parent-Child Attachment, Parenting Problems, Trauma and PTSD

Therapies offered: