Evie Jagger

Evie Jagger

Integrative Child Psychotherapist:

Cared4 by DJM Psychological Services offers Integrated Psychotherapeutic Support for Children and Families at our clinics.

Sometimes our children need an extra hand to manoeuvre through the obstacles of growing up. Maybe you are having concerns over your child’s behaviour, maybe they seem down, angry or anxious, or are having problems making friends or learning? At times it is hard to figure out what is being communicated.

At Cared4 Clinics we offer a wraparound service that includes psychotherapeutic support for children, young people and their families.

Psychotherapy can help resource a child to face circumstances like bereavements, illness, divorce, transition or trauma. It creates a unique space for a child to understand and process his or her feelings in order to better face the challenges of growing up.

If you are concerned about your child please get in touch. We have a confidential, non-judgemental and family centred approach.

Evie has BA (Hons), MA, UKCP, ACA reg Level 3.  and has worked with children, young people and families for over ten years in a wide range of professional and clinical roles. She gained a Masters in Integrative Child Psychotherapy, a Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts, and a Certificate in Counselling Skills at the Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education, London, UK. Her interest in post-structuralism and psychoanalytic thought is also reflected in a second Masters in Gender Studies and Religion from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK.

As a psychotherapist Evie pulls together various strands of evidence- based theory to best support the individual child, young person or family. She uses a unique approach by including a wide range of art materials to aid communication and expression; words are certainly not the only useful tool when working with children. A flexible, playful and open approach is driven by her motivation to meet both the emotional and relational needs of her clients.

Evie works with children and young people between the ages of 3- 18 years old that have faced trauma, loss, separation, anxiety, depression, emotional and behavioural problems, ADHD, ASD, selective mutism, encopresis and learning difficulties.  In the UK Evie offered psychotherapy for children in schools through the national charity Kids’ Company.  She also co-founded Child Psychotherapy London – a thriving practice offering psychotherapy to children and young people in London.

In the Bahamas Evie facilitated groups for both adolescents and adults in the pioneering social regeneration project called The Family: People Helping People.  The program has been so successful that it has attracted international funding and research from both the Templeton Foundation and Yale University and has been expanded throughout the Bahamas.  Alongside this work Evie co-founded the
Psychological Services Department at the Family Medicine Centre offering individual psychotherapy for children and young people in the Bahamas.  Evie was appointed by the Ministry of Health’s Suicide Task Force to submit a report on the suicidality of children and young people in the Bahamas. This report will be used to form national policy and intervention strategies to tackle growing suicide rates amongst young people.  Evie was also invited to consult and work alongside the Pan-American Health Organization (a regional branch of the World Health Organization) on their Global Schools Survey.

In Australia Evie offers individual psychotherapy to children and young people as part of Cared4 by DJM Psychological Services at our West End Clinic, Logan schools and on the Gold Coast.  She provides outreach programs to schools offering psychotherapy, parenting support and on-going support for school staff and other professionals.  Evie is currently offering the group- targeted B.A.S.E program at schools aimed at increasing empathy and decreasing aggression in children.