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Katariina Leivo

Specialist in Developmental Psychology

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Leivo spent 17 years in London working in a multicultural environment, first in education settings focusing on creating accessible and individualised learning environments and tools for all pupils regardless of their educational needs.


She then worked in various psychology services, improving vulnerable children’s and families’ wellbeing from prenatal period to school years by offering compassion and attachment based interventions as well as low intensity CBT therapy for young people and adults. Leivo is an experienced trainer in child development, childhood sexual abuse, trauma and special educational needs. Her studies and career have focused on early development, and especially on the importance of attachment in child development.


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