Our Child & Adolescent Team

  • Dr. Katherine Kalinowski

    Altum HealthKatherine is a Registered Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a chartered member of the BPS as well as the Division of Counselling Psychology.

    Katherine comes to us from the United States, where she graduated with an honors degree in Philosophy from the University of New Mexico in 2008. She grew up in the culturally diverse and artistic environment of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she embraced the outdoor lifestyle of the American South-West.

    Katherine moved to London in 2008 in order to explore Europe from its doorstep. She soon embraced her lifelong passion for personal growth and empowerment by embarking on the academic and developmental path to a career in Psychology. Following a Masters Degree in child development, Katherine completed her Doctorate at City University.

    Katherine has a diverse clinical background including both NHS and private practice within the specialized fields of eating disorder service, substance and alcohol misuse, and the supporting of young people struggling with a variety of complex mental health concerns. Aside from these specialties, she has experience treating anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties and a range of mental health issues with impacting adults, young people, couples and families. Working from an integrative perspective, Katherine focuses on the individual’s needs, tailoring her clinical approach to promote a deepening self-awareness and thereby enhancing the patient’s ability to move towards his or her therapeutic goals. She aims to work collaboratively and from a holistic perspective taping into the client’s innate strengths and developing a compassionate therapeutic relationship. Katherine’s training in a variety of therapeutic modalities, including CBT, CBT-E, RO-DBT, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, and Systemic Therapy guide the development of interventions designed to support the client’s goals both personal and therapeutic.

    Katherine is acknowledged by her peers for her ability to build strong therapeutic relationships with clients and coupling her passion for personal growth and wellness with a sense of humor and zest for life.



  • Dr. Daphne Tamarin


    Dr. Daphne Tamarin is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and a specialist in child, adolescent and adult eating disorders. Registered on the GMC Specialist Register, she has been a member of the Royal College of Psychiatry (RPsych) since 2009 and is an active member of the Eating Disorders Section of the RCPsych.

    Dr Tamarin received her Medical Degree in 1982 from Hadassah Medical School, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Following 8 years of training in Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Tel Aviv, she received her Specialist degree in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in 1991.

    Dr. Tamarin began her professional life as Deputy Director of a Child & Adolescent Psychosomatic unit, Sheba Hospital- Tel Hashomer, Israel, working primarily in eating disorders. The Unit director, Dr Edith Mitrani, is a Psychiatrist and a Psychoanalyst, and the treatment process involved medical, psychiatric and psychoanalytically-oriented therapeutic skills, and close liaison with Paediatricians. This intense experience was formative in Dr Tamarin’s interest in psychosomatic illness in general and specifically in eating disorders.

    Following this experience, she developed a vast private practice specializing in eating disorders, and became a Specialist Consultant in eating disorders for Macabi Health Care. In this role, she gained experience in working within a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Dietitians, GPs, Family Therapists, Individual Therapists, Social Workers and Paediatricians. Her role included regular Psychiatric assessments, planning and implementation of treatment plans, and the clinical management of the treatment process and recovery.

    In addition to ongoing work treating young people with eating disorders, she also continued her work as a General Psychiatrist working with both young people and adults. Among other posts, she worked as a Consulting Psychiatrist in the Balfour Adolescent Clinic in Tel Aviv and in Beit Hayeled (‘The Children’s Home’), a foster home for young people between the ages 6-18. In both places, she regularly assessed and treated young people suffering from anxiety, depression, OCD, psychotic illness, and ADHD.

    In 2009, Dr. Tamarin moved with her family to the UK and has gained experience working in the NHS (CAMHS) and established the East Kent Eating Disorders Consultation service. Here, she used her years of experience in eating disorders to train and consult to other Consultants working with this client group.

    During the last year and a half she has been working as a Visiting Consultant at the Priory Hospital, Roehampton with young people suffering from eating disorders. She has admitting rights at the hospital, which includes not only an Inpatient service, but also a Day care and Out-patient service. In addition, she has developed her own private practice in central London, leading an experienced and highly specialized team of eating disorder clinicians.

    In addition to her role as a Psychiatrist, Dr. Tamarin has also pursued extensive training in psychoanalytic therapy. She is a member of the School of Psychoanalysis of the Lacanian Field since 2001, and is associated with the C-FAR (Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research) at Birkbeck College.

    Dr. Tamarin is married, has four children, and lives with her family in London.


  • Helena Cowan

    Helena Cowen has worked in the area of Child and Adolescent Mental Health since 1988.  She initially worked as and Occupational Therapist and then trained as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. She is a qualified Dance and Movement Therapist, and integrates this specialist training into her therapeutic work.

    Throughout her career, Helena has worked with groups of parents, young children and adolescents in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has worked with young people at King’s College Counselling Service offering both long term and short-term work to students. She also set up a group for students struggling with anxiety and self esteem.

    As a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in a Student Counselling Service, she gained tremendous experience working with young men and women with eating disorders. This work necessitated close liaison work with CMHTs and GPs, and Helena enjoys the challenges of working with other professionals to ensure the best treatment plans are created and followed through for her clients

    At present, she has a small private practice where she sees younger adolescents and children. She also offers supervision to other therapists.  She works at the Priory Hospital in Roehampton where she sees patients with eating disorders both in the Adolescent Unit and the Adult Department.

    In addition to her clinical work, Helena is involved in both teaching and research. She has as a special interest in psychoanalytic approaches, and has taught at Essex University on their degree course in Psychoanalysis both taking seminars and teaching through ‘e-learning’. She has also run seminars for trainee Psychotherapists at the Society of Analytical Psychology.

    Helena has presented at the Annual Conference for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists, and has been published both in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and the Bulletin Board for the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists.

  • Dr. Carolyne Keenan


    Carolyne completed her Doctorate at London City University. She is a Registered Psychologist with the HCPC and a member of the British Psychological Society.

    Carolyne completed her undergraduate studies at Cardiff University in 2006 and then moved to Manchester where she worked for the NHS as a Substance Misuse Practitioner.  She then moved to London to start the Doctorate course and has been working with adolescents as a Senior Residential Social Worker in West Sussex whilst training as a Psychologist.

    Carolyne has worked in a range of settings including inpatient, forensic and charity organisations ensuring that she has a breadth of experience and is able to work with her clients to devise a care plan drawing from a range of therapeutic modalities.  Her work is evidence-based and grounded in current research.  She currently works in an NHS inpatient unit in Reigate specialising in enduring and severe mental health complications and is continuing her work with adolescents in West Sussex.

    Carolyne’s Doctoral research explored Experiences of self-harm and the way that they are discussed on YouTube videos.  The findings offered suggestions on the ways Psychologists can best support people who self-harm and those who care for them.

    Carolyne is committed to valuing individuality and offers an open, compassionate approach with the view to empowering her clients and motivating them towards achieving their goals.  She has worked with Altum Health since the second year of her training and continues to develop her knowledge and skills through supervision and training.

  • Maureen Sanders

    Maureen is a Specialist Dietitian registered with The Health professions Council (HPC) and a member of The British Dietetic Association. She attained her first degree in Social Biology at Surrey University and went on to study her Master’s degree in Nutrition and a Diploma in Dietetics with State Registration at King’s College London.

    She has worked for over 20 years in the NHS and her interest and expertise in Eating Disorders has evolved in the last 14 years. She set up a Dietetic service to GPs in the central London area and it was during this time that she began to see patients with eating disorders. From then on she began to specialise in this area treating both young people and adults with a range of eating disorders as well as obesity. She has worked in specialist adult and adolescent eating disorders services in London, Surrey and Hampshire .She continues to work in the NHS as the Dietitian in a number of London based child and adolescent mental health eating disorders teams and a children’s weight management clinic.

    Her interest and training in Sports Nutrition initially lead her to work privately with a number of athletes (ranging from the keen sportsperson to the elite variety). In her work in the field of eating disorders and obesity, she has been able to draw from this expertise. She has developed her private work in this area and regularly sees both adults and young people on an outpatient basis. She also has considerable experience working with inpatients having worked as the dietitian in a private London based inpatient eating disorders unit.

    With training in counselling skills and systemic practice, Maureen has a psychological approach to treating clients and has developed her role working in a variety of multidisciplinary teams.