ASHCROFT, Charlotte

Membership Status
Clinical Member
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Currently Accepting Clients?
Offers Services
Online, In Person

I am a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist registered with the Association of Child Psychotherapy UK. I completed my clinical training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy at the Birmingham Trust for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Prior to moving to Japan, I worked at a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in the National Health Service in the UK as a Clinical Lead for an Under 5s clinic, and a Senior Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist.

I work with children and young people whose struggles to regulate their emotions are impacting on their ability to access their education and sustain positive relationships at home and school. I work with parents to help them understand the emotions underlying their child's behavior and to strengthen relationships within the family.

I work with children and young people who have experienced developmental trauma, abuse, and neglect, as well as adoptive families and children who have experience of the care system.

I also support children and young people who are struggling with loss, low mood and depression, and cross-cultural issues.

My evidence-based, child-led approach focuses on helping children and young people to understand, explore, and express their feelings and involves sessions for both the child and parent. Play-based sessions with younger children focus on what the child is communicating through their play, and aims to bring underlying emotions to the surface in order to improve relationships and build resilience.

As well as working in private practice, I am a member of Nishimachi International School's counseling team, and an Assistant Researcher for Waseda University's Research Institute for Children's Social Care.

Clients I Work With
Children of all ages (infants, pre-school and elementary age), Adolescents, Under 5s and parents, parent and family work
Services I Offer
Child Psychotherapy (5-18 year olds)
Short Term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Mentalization Based-Treatment for Children
Video Interaction Guidance
Parent-infant Psychotherapy
Parent and Family Work
Name of Practice
I am an independent practitioner based at 1st Step Kokoro no Clinic.
Service Fee
¥15,400 (incl. tax)
Monday and Wednesday evenings, Saturday morning and afternoons
Clinical Training in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Birmingham Trust for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy/Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Master of Arts in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies, University Of East London/Northern School of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Licensure & Registration
Overseas Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapy UK
Safeguarding Level 3 training completed October 2023 (mandatory once every three years)
Additional Education
Mentalization Based-Treatment supervision (ongoing), Anna Freud Centre
Video Interaction Guidance (September 2021-present), VIGUK