Stewart Thomson

Director of Therapeutic Care and Education

Stewart Thomson has worked in the care field for approximately twenty years. In that time he has worked with a variety of client groups. His first job in care was as a Residential Care Worker in a home for children with autism. He then moved to a day centre for adults with learning and behavioural difficulties, where he worked for three years as a Co-coordinator and then managed the industrial/work experience unit. Looking for a new challenge, Stewart began working at a Local Authority home for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. From here he moved to a new home specialising in working with adolescents, described as having ‘extreme challenging behaviour’. He was promoted to the role of Senior Team Leader and managed the assessment unit. After four years Stewart wanted to experience working with younger children and spent a year at the Mulberry Bush School in Oxfordshire. Following this, he spent two years helping set up a therapeutic children’s home in Northern Ireland. Stewart then assistedwith the creation of Amicus and is now in the process of doing his clinical training in psychoanalytical psychotherapy at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association. He also holds the role of School Proprietor and also provides Clinical Supervision to the staff team at all levels. As part of his development and training, Stewart also attends his own personal analysis sessions.

Qualifications/Training:

  • Diploma in Psychoanalytic Infant and Child Observation (Tavistock Clinic)
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Child Care (Caldecott College, Kent)
  • Certificate in the Induction to Psychology
  • Certificate in the Introduction to Counselling

Current:

  • Clinical training in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association)