Who We Are

The Raising Resilience team are highly trained, skilled and experienced qualified Clinical Psychologists. All of the team have worked for many years promoting emotional well-being and resilience with children, young people and their families in a variety of contexts. Our lengthy and in-depth doctorate training, alongside on going professional development, means that we have extensive knowledge of many different psychological principles and techniques to promote psychological wellbeing.

We have all worked within NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) providing assessment and therapeutic interventions (individual and group work) to children, young people and their families facing a range of difficulties, such as social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, school refusal and depression. We are dedicated to drawing on evidence based psychological theories and techniques (such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Attachment Theory, Systemic Therapy, and Mindfulness) to bring about positive change in people’s lives.

We are also all parents and so know first-hand the ups and downs of helping those growing up!

Dr Kate Robinson, BSc (Hons), D.Clin.Psych, CPsychol, AFBPsS
Dr Fiona John, BA (Hons) D.Clin. Psych. CPsychol
Dr Sarah Wilson, BSc (Hons), MSc, PsychD, CPsychol

Dr Kate Robinson
BSc (Hons), D.Clin.Psych, CPsychol, AFBPsS

I trained as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Leeds, qualifying in 1998. Subsequently, I worked within Kingston-upon-Thames and Richmond-upon-Thames CAMHS teams. Since 2007 I have run an Independent Practice for children, young people, and their families. I love meeting people, listening to their stories, and helping them to piece together the jigsaw puzzle of what will increase their confidence, happiness, and ability to get stuck into life.

Dr Fiona John
BA (Hons) D. Clin. Psych, CPsychol

I completed my Clinical Psychology Doctorate training at Exeter University (1991-1994). I have many years experience in the NHS, becoming a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Surrey CAMHS until 2008. As well as being part of the Raising Resilience Team, I am also the Deputy Course Director at the Anna Freud Centre on an MSc course in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice. I am very excited to be sharing the latest research with teachers and parents, so that children can be supported by the adults who know them best, and learn from an early age how to respond to life's setbacks, and celebrate the good times!


Dr Sarah Wilson
BSc (Hons), MSc, D. Clin. Psych, CPsychol

I completed my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey qualifying in 2001. I enjoyed working for a number of years in the NHS in the Richmond-upon-Thames CAMHS, before taking time out to stay at home and look after my daughters whilst they were young. I am passionate about sharing psychological knowledge in a way that helps children and the adults around them (parents and teachers etc.) make sense of their emotional health and realise how they can develop their own skills to promote their resilience and happiness.

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