Frederique Lambrakis-Haddad

Child and Adolescent Therapist

Masters in Clinical Social Work with Mental Health specialisation, Post-graduate Tavistock certificate

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About Me

I am originally American and have worked in the UK for over 17 years. Overall, I have 30 years of experience with adolescents and children, parents and families. Iworked for special schools in Brighton and Hove for 15 years and I am very able to work with anxiety, autism, ADHD, adoption, foster care, trauma and histories of abuse and neglect. I work with individuals, siblings and families. I am happy to work in a flexible manner which works best for you. I am going to be a published author of the book (Pavilion Publishing): "Trauma and Teens: A Trauma-informed Guide and Toolbox for Homes and Schools " (due: Spring 2022). I am a very passionate advocate for all young people and their families. My style is relaxed, empathic and flexible towards you and your young person's needs. My website is: if you would like to know about me. I am happy to have a long chat with you on the phone/zoom and see what your needs are and see if I am a good fit for you and/or your young person.

To Help You With...
AbuseADHDAdjustment DisorderAdoption IssuesAnxietyAspergersAttachment TheoryAutismBipolarBody Image IssuesCareer CounselingChild or Adolescent IssuesCoachingDepressionDivorceFamily ConflictGender IdentityHistorical TraumaImmigration/AcculturationInfertilityInsomniaInterpersonalLoss or GriefOCDODDPanicPanic AttacksParentingPersonal GrowthPsychodynamicPTSDRelationalSelf-EsteemSelf-HarmingSexual AbuseSocial PhobiaSuicidal IdeationTrauma
Therapeutic Approach

I try and work with every young person (and their parents when helpful) in a flexible and holistic manner. I work primarily with young people but also with adults and parents who might want support. My background incorporates psychodynamic, behavioural and sensory awareness. I am approachable, positive and work in a strengths-based manner. I have a very long and large experience of many types of issues including those with anxiety, ADHD, Autism, identity, adoption, foster care and all forms of trauma, neglect and abuse. I am really passionate about my work and mostly about helping youth and you! I also happily work and link with schools (free of charge) as I really believe in working all together to better "hold" the young person and their families. Please give me a ring and we can chat, no need to commit as much of this process is finding the right "fit" for you.


I was educated in the USA and have two Masters degrees. A clinical license from University of Maryland and an International Relations degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. I have my Bachelor's degree from UCLA and I have more recently taken a 2 year long course of Forensic Psychotherapy from the Tavistock (one day a week). In the UK. I worked for 15 years for the Social, Emotional and Mental Health special schools in Brighton and Hove. I also speak French fluently and am very comfortable with varied cultures. I am also on the verge of completing a Coaching course with CMIT and can offer coaching around professional and personal growth.

Type of Therapy
Family TherapyPerson Centered TherapyPlay TherapyPsychodynamic Therapy
Client Type
Type of Session
Fixed TermLong Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)