Dr Rose Spencer is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist specialising in perinatal and infant mental health, based in London, UK. Rose has over 15 years of experience working therapeutically with adults, young people, infants and families. Rose has a compassionate and thoughtful approach to her practice and is committed to improving health and emotional wellbeing throughout the lifetime.

Therapy

She has a combined academic and clinical background in adult and infant mental health and parenting. Rose is skilled in working therapeutically with individuals from complex and diverse backgrounds. Rose works in a range of settings, her current clinical posts include being the Deputy Lead Principal Perinatal Psychologist in an NHS perinatal mental health inpatient unit and four community teams, and a Clinical Associate with Parenthood in Mind, offering specialist therapy for families and families-to-be. Rose is currently training in psychoanalytic parent-infant psychotherapy (PPIP) at the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF).

Teaching and Training

Alongside her clinical work, Rose is Regional Director of PEMworksTM, which promotes positive child development supported by the scientific study of parental embodied mentalizing – the full-body movement and dynamic nonverbal relationship between parents and their children. In this area, she trains practitioners, presents internationally and contributes to empirical research globally.


Rose teaches perinatal psychologists via the British Psychological Society’s Faculty of Perinatal Psychologists and the Universities of Liverpool and Exeter (UK). She is also a tutor and Honorary Research Fellow with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

Training & Supervision

Rose has a background in developmental psychology. She has in the field of perinatal and infant mental health and parent-infant relationships for many years. In this area of work, she gives lectures, teaches and trains clinicians and researchers internationally.


ASSOCIATIONS

Board of Trustees for the Association for Infant Mental Health (AiMH). Member of NHS England Perinatal Clinical Reference Group. Chartered member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Affiliate of the Faculty of Perinatal Psychology. Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Rose is an approved provider to major private health providers.

Appointments

If you would like an initial introduction to discuss your concerns and ask any questions you have before starting therapy, you are welcome to make an inquiry and schedule a free 10-15 minute phone call. Please complete the contact form and you will be responded to within 48 hours.