Dr Rahemtulla is a Clinical Psychologist who currently works in an Under 5’s parent and child service in London. She has previously worked for the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, supporting babies and young children, and at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, helping adolescents who self-harm, and families who had a child struggling with an eating disorder. Dr Rahemtulla is also a qualified Family, Systemic Practitioner.
Zara has experience of running parenting groups, and groups to support parents with their mental health. She is experienced in guiding parents with their understanding of their child’s behaviours and helping parents to feel confident in their responses. She is an advocate for strong and sensitive parenting. She believes in challenging the dominant discourses of mothering being idyllic and seamless. Her thinking is influenced by brain science research, attachment theory, compassion focused therapy and of course, her own reflections of mothering. Zara draws specifically from the evidence-based Circle of Security model.
Dr Rahemtulla is a supervisor and teacher – she has lectured at Universities, supervised student research and offers consultation to other professionals. She receives regular supervision to guide her thinking and accesses training to enrich her mind, body and soul.
Dr Kerri Walster, Clinical Psychologist, works in a perinatal service for families with children under the age of five, as part of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. She completed a BSc in psychology in 2013 and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2017. Since qualifying, she has trained in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), Incredible Year’s Toddler’s Parenting Programme, Video Intervention for Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD) and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Infant Mental Health.
Kerri is a supervisor offering midwives, health visitors, family support workers, and other psychologists a reflective space for the important work they do with parents, and also accesses regular supervision and training for guidance and learning in her own practice. She is BPS, HPCP registered and is with a healthcare insurance provider.
Kerri is a keen advocate for empowered mothering and fathering, and resistance to individualised narratives about parenting. She works integratively drawing on a range of theoretical approaches to inform her work primarily drawing from attachment theory, systemic practice and neurodevelopmental approaches.