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Yvonne Osafo

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Dr Yvonne Osafo is a child adolescent and adult psychotherapist and parent-infant psychoanalytic psychotherapist.  She takes a lead in early intervention at West London Action for Children, which is a charity that has provided free counselling and psychotherapy for low income, high risk families since 1916.  As a Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust for Early Years Intervention and Prevention, she has travelled the USA and Scandinavia to learn from best practice in parent-infant psychotherapy and returned to the UK to share her findings with her colleagues. She completed her doctorate in psychoanalytic parent-infant psychotherapy at the University of Essex and teaches parent-infant psychotherapy and baby observation at Terapia Institute, and baby observation at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE). Dr Osafo is a member of the Executive, Assessment and Training Standards Committees of the UKCP College for Children and Young People, and chairs the Infant-Parent Psychotherapy sub-committee.  

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