Karen Cooper

Karen Cooper, Doctorate in Child & Educational Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Neuropsychology, Masters in Education, BSc Psy

Neuropsychologist / Educational Psychologist

Karen gained a Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology from University College London and has completed further qualifications in Paediatric Neuropsychology. As a Psychologist, she has over 10 years experience and has worked across Health and Education settings in New Zealand and in the UK. Most recently she has been employed within the Children’s Neurosciences Service at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

Karen has a particular interest in working in the areas of neurodiversity and neuropsychology, as well working with those who have experienced trauma. Karen has completed additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Developmental Dyadic Practice and attachment informed video-facilitated therapeutic approaches. Karen has extensive experience of assessing and supporting children and young people with neurodiverse profiles (e.g. ASD and ADHD).

Karen is a warm and compassionate therapist. She works collaboratively with clients to ensure they feel respected, heard and valued throughout their time together. She is experienced in working with parents in situations where there have been disruptions to early attachment relationships. Karen draws on a range of therapy approaches, adapting support to the individual needs of clients. She is skilled in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing; she is currently completing additional training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming).