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Kerri Tilson

Clinical Lead

Kerri is the Clinical Lead of TouchBase. She is a BACP registered Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and was previously a social worker.  She has extensive experience in leadership positions and has much multi-cultural experience having worked overseas and in London for a well-established charity.

Kerri has been working with children and their families for 22 years.  She initially qualified as a Social Worker and worked in London for 5 years working in child protection and the family court.  She then led a team of 15 social workers and therapists in a High School in the London Borough of Kennington for 5 years.  Wanting to deepen, increase her knowledge in working with families she then completed her MA in Integrative Arts Child Psychotherapy at the Institute for Arts Therapy and Education. In the past 12 years Kerri provided therapy across a number of settings in East and West Sussex .

Kerri is an experienced under 18’s Area Lead and Designated Safeguarding Officer enabling and equipping her in supporting high risk individuals and their families.  Kerri is our Safeguarding Lead here at TouchBase.

Kerri has also had the privilege for working with extreme presentations of complex trauma and mental health at the Life Centre which offers therapy for children and young people that have experienced unwanted sexual experiences.  Within this role Kerri carried such cases that included human trafficking, modern slavery, and dissociative identity disorder. She was also the designated Area Lead and DSO ensuring a high standard of service delivery and risk management in the work.

Kerri has had a passion in delivering therapy to hard-to-reach children and their families and had worked in schools and in Education for over 15 years.  Within this role Kerri has delivered whole school assembly talks, Therapeutic groupwork, and Reflective space for teaching staff as well as individual creative arts and PACE informed individual therapy.

Kerri specializes and has extensive experience working with trauma, family relationship conflict, loss bereavement, low mood, anxiety, panic, OCD, ASC, eating disorders, depression, sexual assault, adjustment to parental separation and divorce, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, anger and aggressive behaviour, gender identity, and children exposed to parental drug and alcohol misuse, depression, and other mental health diagnoses.

Kerri is experienced in the Three Phase Trauma Model and is skilled up in DDP as a way of being in both her practice and her psychotherapy.  Child development, attachment and the latest in neuroscience informs all her work. She is especially interested in how both the body and mind are impacted by trauma and loss, having completed BUSS level

Kerri Is passionate to deliver therapy to children and their families who have experienced trauma and life altering events; so that they can feel understood and regain the confidence and to grow the learned security they need in order develop into healthy, happy individuals who have the possibility of thriving, rather than surviving in life.

Kerri has her own therapy caseload,  as well as being responsible for the clinical oversight of the whole team of therapists here at TouchBase, working in a variety of settings.

For more info on Kerri please contact

Suzi Lambert
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