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Helen Wilde

Job title Senior Systemic Psychotherapist


Helen Wilde is the Senior Systemic Psychotherapist in the N&S CAMHS Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Service. Helen works with young people and their families undertaking DBT individual sessions, support sessions for parents and carers and running DBT skills groups.

Helen is a DBT therapist, she is also trained in, and provides, Attachment Based Family Therapy, Radically Open DBT and DBT Prolonged Exposure treatment within the service.



Helen started her career as a Nursey Nurse working in education with children who had additional learning needs. She worked in Speech and Language Therapy and with the Autistic Society before studying Person Centred Art Therapy.

Helen went on to study at The Tavistock and Portman Clinic in London, she completed a Master’s degree in Systemic Psychotherapy in 2005.

Helen worked with The Marlborough Family Service Day Unit where Multi Family Therapy for families with complex needs was developed under the supervision of Dr Eia Asen. This role included undertaking highly complex parenting assessments for the High Court and alongside her colleagues at The Marlborough Family Service, she worked internationally training and supervising clinicians and teachers in Multi-Family Therapy.

Before joining the DBT team Helen worked on the Trust’s acute adolescent wards as the Lead Systemic Psychotherapist and supervisor.


Other Roles

Helen is a qualified Systemic Psychotherapy supervisor and has led mental health training programs for community CAMHS settings, voluntary mental health services and CAMHS inpatient services for young people.



Helen has contributed to research in Multi Family Therapy for Families in legal proceedings.

She was one of the first therapists in the UK to be trained in Functional Family Therapy and worked with the research team of Professor Stephen Scott contributing to the first UK randomised controlled trial of Functional Family Therapy for serious teenage antisocial behaviour.



Wilde H (2013) Working with Families and Carers. Chapter in I. Norman & I. Ryrie (Eds), The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing Principals and Practice (3rd Edn). pp 383-392 McGraw Hill Education.

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