Clinical & Counselling Child Psychologist: Tamara Licht Musso
Tamara Licht Musso

Tamara Licht Musso

Clinical and Counselling Psychologist Specialist in Child and adult therapy

Qualifications :Master in Clinical and Health Psychology, Master of Social Sciences, Bachelor in Clinical Psychology.

Accreditation :Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Languages :English and Spanish

Clinics at :1 Harley St., Earls Court,19 High St. Kensington, Skype sessions & phone consultations.

Fee :£170 for individual sessions, £200 via insurance
£180 for couples/joint sessions (2 people or more present)
£180 for family sessions (3 people or more present)

Age Group :4+

Health Insurance Registered with :Bupa Global, Aviva, Cigna, Helix, WPA, healthcode IP, Vitality

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Child and Adult Psychologist

Tamara Licht Musso is highly specialised child and adult Psychologist. She is HCPC registered under the protected titles of Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist. As a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist Tamara can provide psychotherapy session using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy and integrative approaches with children, teenagers, adults, couples and groups.

Tamara is wonderfully organised for her sessions, fantastic at time management and achieves her treatment goals in a timely manner. She has great communication skills and assertiveness, high moral and ethical standards, responsible, is respectful and has the ability to handle stressful situations in a calm and rational manner.

Aside from providing one-on-one therapy sessions to her patients, Tamara also:
• Performs initial assessments in order to plan treatment.
• Liaises with teams of professionals including; psychotherapists, family therapists, social workers, nurses and psychiatrists to help provide the best care for people.
• Participates in individual and group supervision.
• Use psychometric testing to measure the outcome of her sessions.
• Conducts initial assessments in order further determine the client’s suitability to our service and or/ direct them to a more suitable service.

Experience as a Child and Adolescent Psychologist

One of Tamara’s main speciality is working with children and she has a vast amount of experience working with children and adolescents ages 3-18. Her work includes supporting young people with their psychological health, behavioural and emotional well-being needs. She has also worked with young people who are at risk of self-harm and/or suicidal behaviour. Tamara has worked for both for the NHS (in IAPT with adults and CAMHS with children) and has experience working in public and private sectors.

One of the approaches that Tamara uses is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) providing treatment to children and adolescents who present with disorders such as: depression, anxiety, social phobia, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Tamara also uses mindfulness, psychodynamic therapy and integrative approaches based on what will benefit the client most.

Tamara has also worked with children presenting with all types of difficulties including those who have been sexually abused, children presenting with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), long term conditions (multiple scoliosis (MS), fibromyalgia, asthma) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Tamara has also worked with children after a parent’s divorce or loss, change of house, school or country.

How do child therapy sessions work?

For each client, Tamara performs an individual assessment (in some cases using psychometric evaluations). she offers sessions with the child and the parents together or separately and will also communicate with schools when required to gathers all relevant information. She communicates with the parents regularly with regards to the child’s progress. She can coordinate school visits in order to check the child’s presentation in academic settings and keeps close communication with other health care professionals that participated in the treatment of the child when required such as neurologist, psychiatrist, dieticians and physiotherapists.

During her sessions with children, Tamara works targeting specific treatment areas (to name a few: social abilities, empathy, emotional behaviour, responsibilities and following instructions) using cognitive behavioural interventions. She also included token economy programs reinforced by the child’s parents and teachers and game therapy. When working with older children Tamara will sometimes use deeper approaches such as psychodynamic therapy to offer an adolescent insight to help promote change.

Tamara has previous experience working as a nanny, tutor and summer camp leader with children from numerous, countries, cultures and backgrounds from all over the world. She has often worked with families where the children have special needs. She has tutored teenagers (usually between the ages of 16-18) preparing for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) to help them to successfully apply to universities in the United States. She also taught English classes and gave after school tutorial to children and teenagers (ages 4 to 14). Some of the courses that she covered as a tutor included: Social Studies, Science, Math, English and Spanish. In order to assist them in the best way possible, she employed techniques (for example token economy) in order to help them improve their organisational skills. For children to grasp concepts efficiently and effectively, she employed hands-on activities in order to enhance their cognitive skills and help them learn concepts via different stimulating means.

Tamara has created and delivered workshops in foster homes with the aim of promoting the psychological and physical well-being of the children who lived there. Some of the themes that she incorporated, while conducting such workshops included, to name a few: introduction to the concept of self-esteem, techniques to increase self-esteem, and prevention of harmful behaviours (drugs, alcohol use and sex). Tamara has also created parenting workshops for parents.

Experience as an adult Psychologist

Tamara is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) under the titles of: clinical psychologist and counselling psychologist. BSc in Clinical Psychology MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology. 

Tamara has a vast amount of experience working with adults in both private practice, and in the NHS as part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service providing treatment to adults using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and an Integrative Therapy Approach.

For the teenage and adult population, Tamara employs CBT interventions and change strategies when conducting sessions with patients who were diagnosed, to name a few, with; phobias, depression, anxiety, eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, binge eating and bulimia) and obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD). When working with teenagers she also works on decision-making processes in order for them to choose a professional career path.

Other difficulties that Tamara works with are; ADHD, Autism Spectrum disorder, body dimorphic disorder (BDD), learning difficulties (concentration), long term chronic illness, phobias, relationship problems, self-harm, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as many other areas.

Psychometric Tests and assessments

Tamara offers screening and assessment for dyslexia and psychometric IQ  tests to measure intelligence and cognitive ability in adults and older adolescents (WAIS test available). Throughout the years Tamara has conducted numerous psychometric evaluations and assessments in order to measure several aspects of the person’s functioning mind, cognition, mental age and development, psychomotricity, perception, speed, awareness. Tamara regularly carries out assessments for dyslexia. After each evaluation, she writes a full comprehensive report and discusses the results and paths of action with the persons involved.

Medico-Legal Reports

Tamara is experienced at producing medico-legal reports for court, assessment both adults and children. Tamara includes relevant psycometric screening measures in these reports and prepares the reports according to the standards and format recognised by UK judges.


Tamara has conducted research in sexual abuse and eating disorders. She is a member of both the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the UK and the Guatemalan Psychological Association. Tamara finds it important to be a part of these organisations in order to keep up to date with the most innovative psychological research and practices and to adhere to the ethical and moral procedures for correctly practising her profession.

Personal Interests

One of Tamara’s life long passions is reading. She enjoys reading books related to psychology, science, economics, history and classical literature. She enjoy taking long walks and spending time with her husband, going to the theatre, visiting exhibitions and museums, swimming and doing pilates.

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  • Anon

    This place and its people are the very best calibre of care. I had received the most supportive and uplifting therapy experience here. I came away elated and destressed from just one session of unloading the mass amounts on my mind. I was made to feel very very safe which is a must when divulging inner most intricacies of your mental health. Their reports are fabulous and my therapist Tamara Licht was exceptional. Avesta is brilliant and goes to lengths to help get you what you need. I will be going back. Stacie Degnan

  • Monica Tamayo

    Tamara is kind and understanding therapist who has helped my son. The environment and space is very respectful and confidential.

  • Anon

    Tamara is very professional and caring. She also is very accommodating of our schedule and needs. She has worked wonderfully with our daughter and her school to facilitate needs. We would highly recommend her to any parents looking for help with their teens.

  • Anon

    Highly recommended. I was seen by Ms Tamara Licht. Super responsive (got me booked in very fast (within 72 hours – made space and moved things around as I had a v tight deadline I had to hit), and got me the detailed assessment report back inside 24 hours. Perceptive, approachable, very smart, helped enormously. I won’t look elsewhere in future.

  • Tracey Styman

    We couldn’t find anybody to help our 13 year daughter who had been sectioned due to mental health issues and Tamara was amazing at listening and saying that she could help us. My daughter attends weekly sessions which I truly believe have kept her out of hospital and are teaching her to cope with her emotions.

  • Anon

    The private therapy clinic is a top class team of professionals who genuinely cares about the welfare of the client / patient. My therapy was conducted in a such a conducive and sensitive way and I felt safe to share my experiences with a feeling of received sensitivity and understanding. My long road to recovery will begin and end with TPTC (The Private Therapy Clinic) if you’re reading this examining whether to go to TPTC, I would say do it. You will not regret it. I didn’t.

  • Anon

    “Thank you Miss Tamara! Every time she will give my daughter the greatest help, give me the greatest support! Even when she was on vacation and resting, she did not forget to reply to me, telling me how to face and solve the problem at that time. Thank you! Merry Christmas in advance!”

  • Anon

    “My experience at the Private Therapy Clinic and specifically with Tamara Licht Musso was excellent and life-changing!”

  • Anon

    Positive and professional experience with Dr Tamara Licht!

  • Anon

    Very happy with all services provided. Always happy to help as an when needed. Tamara has been instrumental in getting me back on track and wouldn’t have been able to do so without her constant help and support.

  • Anon

    “Professional, put my Daughter at ease quickly. Helped her understand what she was going through. Still a away to go but better than she was”

  • Anon

    “Very professional, personable and nice environment. Strongly recommend.”

  • Anon

    It was my first time trying out proper psychotherapy and mindfulness. I was nervous to say the least-there was a lot riding on this for me as I traveled to London for my sessions from abroad. From day 1 there was progress. The psychologist was clear, professional and easily established a good rapport with me. We now continue my sessions via video calling, and its been a very good experience from beginning to present. I would recommend my psychologist to anyone.

  • Anon

    My teenage son and I worked with Dr. Tamara, who was extremely accommodating and caring. She faced a difficult task with my son at the start, however, due to her warm positive welcoming manner, he fell quickly at ease and comfortable enough to open up to her. She always went out of her way to be available and that made the relationship more genuine. We felt that she gave us suitable information and advice concerning our situation, but in a way that made us feel like everything is manageable and can be overcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Tamara especially. The great thing about The Private Therapy Clinic is that all the doctors profiles are available for you to read in detail and in this way you can look up the doctors to find out more about them. We were satisfied with the service we got, but really it was Dr. Tamara who made a lasting impression on us.

  • Anon

    My daughter saw Tamara Licht for several sessions, and she really helped her manage her feelings for the better, addressing both a bullying problem and a related sleep problem. She gained my daughter’s trust from the outset and I am most grateful for the help.

  • Anon

    My daughter’s and my own experiences with Tamara Licht at the private therapy clinic felt very natural. She was very easy to talk to, maintaining a professional yet comfortable environment within which my daughter felt she was able to express her thoughts freely. I highly recommend this service to anyone seeking therapeutic assistance.

  • Anon

    I am very pleased with how the private therapy clinic has been with me. I was contacted back on my initial contact and was given a full breakdown of what I can expect and the process that will follow. Tamara has been amazing and has helped me work out all areas of my life which I can see noticeable improvements on. I have recommended a few people to the private therapy clinic and will continue to do so. 5/5

  • Anon

    Tamara has been great with my son who looks forward to seeing her every visit. He is able to talk about his emotions a lot more and is becoming more self confident Thanks for everything

  • Anon

    Tamara is amazing. She worked with my daughter who suffered with anxiety. Tamara won her trust in the first session and I was amazed how freely my daughter would share with her. Always going way beyond the call of duty and putting my daughter’s best interests first at all times I cannot speak highly enough of Tamara. Truly professional and a credit to her industry. Thank you.

  • Anon

    Tamara very quickly came to an understanding of what would help me. By explaining what was going on for me in a way that I could understand well, she helped me to see everything in a completely different way.

  • Anon

    Excellent child therapy services with a focus on positive mindful practices.

  • Anon

    Daniella and Tamara are one in a million. I learn something new from them through every session and I have also shared some of their tips with my friends and family. They are amazing!

  • Anon

    Tamara is an astute and highly insightful practitioner. She is extremely relatable and is able to give real world experience and practical advice. Tamara’s wealth of knowledge is incredible and she is able to breakdown complex theory so it is understandable and in turn applicable. I have been so impressed with the time and effort Tamara puts into her clients and think she would be particularly well suited to mothers, adolescents and children. Thank you Tamara – you’re a true gem!

  • Anon

    Good afternoon, everything is amazing . Good service. Excellent handling. Dr. Tamra is a wonderful therapist.. Fear time to discuss things with the patient, great follow up with the patient from the Therapist as well. I’m improving very well with the doctor. And I’m comfortable to continue with her .

  • Anon

    We have been seeing Tamara with our daughter since a couple of months and can only say that she is amazing. Her level of professionalism and empathy on a personal level are second to none. We are lucky to have her as a therapist.

  • Anon

    I have been working with Tamara for several weeks now, and the sessions have exceeded my expectations more than I could imagine! I came to Tamara feeling depressed, incredibly anxious, directionless in all areas of my life and had actually taken a month off work. In just a few sessions, Tamara has helped me gained incredible insight into my past traumas, how these traumas have developed into subconscious negative behaviours but most importantly how to combat these traumas head on, and move forward with positive methods of thinking, establishing new values to live my life by, and ultimately how to love myself despite all the trauma that made me feel unloved for all my life. I cannot recommend her enough, her direct approach and kind empathetic manner has been the biggest blessing through this troubling period of my life.

  • Anon

    I went in the Private Therapy Clinic with month-long depression. The mere few weeks of therapies with Mrs Tamara Licht have brought me immense tranquility and courage for a breakthrough. I am deeply impressed by, and grateful for her professionalism and great care for clients. The administrative team has been very helpful and efficient setting things up for the ease of the therapies.

  • Anon

    Mrs Tamara Licht has helped me with useful tips for sleep training my son. She was very approachable and reassuring. I really appreciate the fact that she took the time to answer my questions via email following our session. I’m really glad I saw Tamara, and I would recommend her to anyone who’d like to make a change in their routine or who is struggling with parenting strategies

  • Anon

    I found my sessions with Tamara very comforting from the start, which made it easy to share and speak my mind. She was very professional, providing advice and guidance which has helped me reach a much better state of mind. Needless to say, I am very satisfied with her counselling.

  • Anon

    The services were great, we were feeling comfortable how easy and quick the responde was from your team, I will recommend always to my friends and people if they are in need of professional help.

  • Anon

    Hi, I have received the best service from The Private Therapy Clinic. Staffs are friendly, helpful and caring. Specially when I was talking to Dr. Becky Spelman, the Clinical Director, I felt that someone really concerns about my problem. I am also pleased with the best service that I have received from the Clinical Psychologist Tamara Licht, who is very kind, respectful and committed to her clients.

  • Anon

    We have been seeing Dr Tamara Musso since February for my 5yo. She is very professional and put us comfortable since the beginning. The kid loves to go to the sessions and i have seen the positive impacts of the sessions on him and his behaviour. I have been reassured by Tamara positive attitude and by her supportive approach. She gives me lot of advices and tips on how to deal in different situations. Thank you!

  • Anon

    Started the weekly sessions for my 6 years old daughter with Mrs. Tamara Licht 6 months ago, and so far i can see a big improvement in her anxiety & self confidence. I highly recommend sessions at the private therapy clinic as my daughter’s life is a way lot better since we started her sessions with them.

  • Anon

    I am very pleased with my therapist, Tamara. She has been very supportive and has guided me with the proper tools to help me everyday. I appreciate her confidentiality and care for me.

  • Anon

    I feel that Tamara truly cares about the well being of my daughter and the whole family, she is not just a therapist for 1hr a week. She has been available at times, when most people wouldn’t be. She is always kind and courteous and really listens. It is so difficult raising a child with anxiety, I can’t even begin to imagine how difficult it is for my daughter, but Tamara is very supportive. With the tools, support and encouragement are lives are much better. We couldn’t of wished for a better therapist.

  • Anon

    Short notice, same day appointment and a report followed a few days later. The appointment was for my former partner so I waited downstairs. The diagnosis wasn’t what I expected but when I read through the report I could put his actions and behaviour into perspective.

  • Anon

    The therapist we had for our son was outstanding. She was solution focussed and helped our son overcome his anxiety and school refusal – a problem which we had tried, and failed, to resolve with other therapists for about 6 months. Our therapist was able to help our son with only 4 sessions and we know we can go back to her at any time should we need to and she will be able to help quickly and compassionately. The booking system was excellent and we were able to see our therapist at times suitable to us. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Private Therapy Clinic to others.

  • Anon

    A helping hand and friendly face when my daughter needed it most.

  • Anon

    I have attended and been seen by Dr Lincht. The service I had was excellent, she was able to give me a quick call back when I requested, when I was still making inquiries and and after the appointment she made herself available to answer my concerns. I would definitely recommend your company to my friends and family. Regards Phumla

  • Anon

    Very kind and welcoming. Really appreciate their help.

  • Anon

    I have been very impressed with the Private Therapy clinic. An assessment of my daughter for ADHD was made efficiently and caringly. I was even moved to start talking with a psychologist myself for the first time in many years – it’s proving very interesting and yielding results already.

  • Anon

    I had a dyslexia assessment with Dr Tamara Licht. She helped me identify and understand my difficulties which has been extremely helpful. She was caring and very professional at all times. My experience with the Private Therapy Clinic has been excellent and I would definitely recommend it to family and friends.

  • Anon

    I started going to the private therapy clinic about two months ago and i found the experience amazing. The atmosphere there is quiet nice and comforting. I suffered from general anxiety and one of my main problem was overthinking the past or the future, however the CBT course i took with Tamara licht really helped to cope with them and face them, obviously the treatment doesn’t work like magic and the psychologist doesn’t do everything for you, you have to make the effort to listen and apply what they say and follow it.

  • Anon

    We had a fantastic experience with Tamara over the past 3 months. She has done a wonderful job at helping our 4 year old son manage his emotions and behaviours. We have seen dramatic improvements to our family life. Her very engaging manners, very pragmatic attitude and ability to build relationships has also made it very easy for us to be candid and open up about our challenges as parents. Our son loves going there and I would strongly recommend her to anyone.

  • Anon

    The service was helpful and thorough.

  • Anon

    I have only known Tamara for a short time but it feels like forever. She was my first therapist and has done an awful lot for me and for that I will be endlessly grateful. I will miss her dearly. Thank you so much for everything.

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Previous work

Television, Radio, Video & Articles

27 Oct 2018

Mindfulness for Children | How to help your child with emotional distress

This video is by Tamara Licht who is a Child Psychologist at Private Therapy Clinic. In this video Tamara talks about a technique which can help children while they are in an emotional state. Mindfulness helps children to reconnect with what is happening in the here and now. ....

10 Oct 2018

How much time should your children play video games?

Tamara Licht Musso discusses children who use social media and video games. How much is too much and how do you talk do your children about their excessive use of devices. It can be difficulty to know how to get your child to spend less time using electronic devices, in this video child Psychologist Tamara gives parents advice on how to tackle this common issue. ....

08 Oct 2018

Timeout and Timein with children | How to Discipline Your Child Effectively

In this video Child Clinical Psychologist Tamara Licht Musso from Private Therapy Clinic Discusses how to discipline your child effectively. The famous "timeout" is a well know strategy used with children, but how do you use it effectively? Research how found that the "timein" is more effective than the time out.....

04 Oct 2017

Child psychologist Tamara Musso Introduction Video

My name is Tamara Licht, I am a child and adult psychologist. I work for Private Therapy Clinic. My biggest area of expertise is working with children, teenagers and their parents. [er] usually treatment with children and teenagers involves working not only with the parents but sometimes it might be necessary, if the parents consent to it, to contact [er] other professionals....