BBTC and Associates

BBTC and Associates

“Together, we can create magic!” – BBTC

Building Blocks Therapy Centre believes in the importance of collaborating with a range of practitioners. We provide our clients with quality services using methods backed by strong empirical and theoretical research.  Our team and associates have been carefully selected to ensure these high standards are maintained.

Our services are offered in a three main environments (our triangle system); clinic, schools, and client homes. Our clinics have operated all around London, including locations such as St John’s Wood, Harley Street, and Chelsea. Our practitioners operate in clinic and all around London, based on the clients requests and personalised needs.

 

Nada El Araby; Founding Director and Consultant
Nada El Araby; Founding Director and Consultant

Nada El Araby, a member of the British Psychological Society, has dedicated the past 12 years towards working with children, adolescents, and adults with different needs. Nada’s journey began through a number of life experiences which led her to her profession. Nada received her Psychologist training and certification in Egypt. She then moved to the UK in 2011 to further broaden her knowledge and has a Masters in Special and Inclusive Education, is UK qualified to conduct a wide range of standardised assessments (BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use), holds a number of certificates that have been carefully selected to enhance her organisations holistic, multidisciplinary, child-centred approach.

 

Her approaches to learning and development for neurodiverse and neurotypical children are innovative, flexible and fun, playing to the strengths of the child and allowing them to develop in an open environment that they feel safe in. Nada specialises in working with children who have social, behavioural, and emotional difficulties; along with children with speech, language, and communication difficulties. Moreover, her work with families has also means that they feel included in all aspects of their child’s individual programme and that they also receive the emotional respite needed, which can often be neglected.

 

Nada has been invited to present a number of training workshops both in UK private venues and schools, along with prestigious hospitals in Egypt such as Kasr Al Ainy Hospital during the 9th Kasr Al-Ainy Annual International Psychiatry Congress “Positive Psychiatry: Beyond Traditional Perspective”, and the 7th Child and Adolescent’s Psychiatry Conference “Skills Training in Autism: From Diagnosis to Intervention”. Her interest in further educating schools on different approaches to connect with children and allow them to educationally advance has allowed her to conduct workshops in a number of international locations outside the UK.

 

Associate Team:

Anne Justus, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Anne Justus, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
 Dr. Justus is a US trained Clinical Psychologist and has been working with children, adolescents, and adults with cognitive challenges since 1999.  She is passionate about working with individuals with different needs, and with the parents of children with different needs.  She recognises that support for caregivers is vital and is often an overlooked part of holistic care. Her caring and playful nature puts children at ease and allows them to have fun while progressing and learning new skills.  Dr. Justus often speaks internationally about individual, group, and relationship therapy.  She is a Clinical Psychology Professor at the American University in Cairo.

 

Monika Bajaj, Consultant Paediatrician
Monika Bajaj, Consultant Paediatrician
Dr. Bajaj has been practicing as a paediatrician for 20 years and has extensive experience in dealing with a wide variety of medical conditions. She currently works at Royal London Hospital as a Consultant in Community Paediatrics, and teaches medical students at Bart’s School of Medicine and Dentistry. She has been awarded “Clinical Excellence Award” for her commitment to delivering excellent care to her patients.  She was named as one of UK’s top 250 specialists in Tatler’s guide. Dr. Bajaj speaks fluent English as well as Hindi and Bengali. Dr.Bajaj has a strong interest in research and has published in National and International journals. She was commissioned by the Department of Health to develop a training package for “Management of Obesity in children”. She was invited as a speaker to the First World Paediatric Congress in Dalian, China and Community Child Health course organised by Imperial College London. She has given over 20 talks in Regional and National conferences in UK.

 

Verity Alexis; Child, Community and Educational Psychologist
Verity Alexis; Child, Community and Educational Psychologist
Dr. Alexis, a member of the British Psychological Society, is a compassionate, reflective and dedicated Child, Community and Educational Psychologist, and an empathetic motivator with a vocation for helping children, young people, adults and families to improve their social, emotional and psychological well-being, to transcend adversity, and to gain empowerment, educational development and personal fulfillment. She works to reliably identify barriers to the successful learning of children and young people and to plan effective ways to help each individual to become contented in their selves and to maximize their learning potential. She has skills in using a Solution Focused consultation model of Educational Psychology service delivery. Dr. Alexis constantly develops the ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively in both her speech and writing, and to present complex information in an as accessible way as possible.

 

Affiliations:

Kingston University
Kingston University

We have been providing placement programmes for Kingston MSc Child Psychology students since 2015.  Our programme has enabled students opportunities to apply theory to practice, engage in therapeutic work and better understand the role of standardised assessments and monitoring tools.  In turn, parents have valued the support that they have gained from the MSc students.