Heenal is a highly qualified child and adolescent psychotherapist, trained in both psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural therapies
She holds an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents (Birkbeck College, University of London, 2012) and a diploma in cognitive-behaviour therapy. Heenal is registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Heenal has worked with children and young people since 2004, within a variety of organisations, including the police, local authorities, the NHS, education authorities, and voluntary sector providers, and across a range of geographical localities, from central London to Oxfordshire and the Home Counties.
Notably, in 2011, as part of the Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion Service, Heenal developed a successful pathway to support and assess young people at the earliest stages of anti-social behaviour.
In 2016 Heenal worked as part of an intensive multi-disciplinary Accident and Emergency assessment service for children and young people who have seriously self-harmed or attempted suicide.
Currently, Heenal works as part of Westminster Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), assessing children and young people with a wide range of psychological, emotional and mental health difficulties. Heenal also runs her own private practice.
Heenal joined The Psychology Practice as an Associate in September 2018, in the role of senior mental health clinician for TPP’s Psychological Well-Being Service provided to St Helen’s School, Northwood.