Dr Valerie Curen

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Valerie is registered with the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), a parent infant psychotherapist and an adult psychotherapist registered with the UKCP. She has worked for 20 years in the NHS and the voluntary sector with children, adolescents and parents/ carers with complex presentations.
As child and adolescent psychotherapist in training Valerie worked at the Cassel hospital and AYAS at the Tavistock Clinic. Subsequently she worked in tier 3 CAMHS and as honorary parent infant psychotherapist at the AFNCCF. Valerie’s doctoral thesis focused on clinical decision making during the assessment of adolescents and young adults. Valerie has taught at the Institute of Psychiatry (IOP) as well as the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex University. She speaks English and German.


Ares of expertise: assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, parents and infants as well as parents and carers.