Nerea Arranz Lindosa
Division of Psychology, Psychotherapy and Coaching
Nerea Arranz Lindosa
Children and adolescents
Languages: English and Spanish
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Nerea Arranz Lindosa
Division of Psychology, Psychotherapy and Coaching
Nerea Arranz Lindosa
Children and adolescents
Languages: English and Spanish
  • General Health Psychologist.
  • Degree in Psychology, Complutense University of Madrid.

Born in Madrid, Nerea has always been curious to understand different ways of thinking and living. Among other reasons, this led her to choose Psychology as her career path. From a very young age she had the opportunity to visit different places around the world with her family and as a teenager she spent summers in Scotland, Ireland and England.

Interested in exploring the more scientific side of Psychology, she moved to Holland to study at Radboud University of Nigmegen, where she discovered her interest in children development and criminology. Upon her return to Spain, she completed a Master’s Degree in Forensic and Criminal Psychology, focusing on intervention with adolescents at risk of exclusion. 

In search of new challenges, Nerea decided to move to London, where she would live between 2013 and 2021. Her first job was at the Camden Youth Offending Service in a mentoring programme to support the reintegration of minors that had recently committed an offence. At the same time, she started to provide home-based therapy for children on the autistic spectrum using techniques based on A.B.A and R.D.I. helping them with behavioural, socialization and communication difficulties. In her work, the aim was to improve the quality of life of the family and their children by developing routines that benefit children´s functional and independence skills. 

Her experience in an Early Years setting with functions as SENCO allowed her to work with different professionals offering Early Intervention after identifying difficulties in the child’s development and designing a support plan to achieve their potential.

During a later stage working for Social Care, she would also work with Special Needs children of different nature: Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy or Specific Language Impairment designing a holistic treatment plan integrating the guidelines of different disciplines such as Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Psychology. The aim was to improve family experiences of day-to-day life by supporting to implement the plan in their natural environment (participating in daily activities, such as getting the child to go to the supermarket, self-care routines such as brushing teeth, facilitating transitions such as using public transport…). 

During her last period in the UK she worked for the NHS carrying out psychoeducational assessments and offering post-diagnostic support for children and adolescents in the Neurodevelopmental Pathway at Islington CAMHS. She also had the opportunity to train as a Positive Behaviour Support Coach (PBS), a way of working in which any behaviour is communication. Therefore, it needs to be explored to understand when it originates and what message it conveys.  Symptoms such as anxiety, low mood, the development of fears or challenging behaviour can result from difficulties in expressing certain needs. For this reason, it is important to look beyond the tip of the iceberg, and search for the core that might be triggering and maintaining a difficulty.  

Following the outbreak of the Pandemic and after almost 9 years abroad, she decided to return to Spain and complete her training by taking a Master’s degree in “Psicología General Sanitaria”. This experience of living as an expatriate in one of the most multicultural cities in the world, brings her closer to understanding and connecting with those people who do not identify with a single culture.

With experience and training in administration of cognitive assessments and neurodiversity, Nerea has learned the importance of understanding why someone feels different in a society that may not be able to respond to their needs. Hence her professional commitment to providing any individual and their family with tools to guide them in developing adaptive strategies without losing their own idiosyncrasies. 

  • Master's Degree in Psicología General Sanitaria - in progress. Alfonso X el Sabio University.
  • Master in Forensic Sciences: Specialization in Forensic and Criminal Psychology 2013. Autonomous University of Madrid.
  • Degree in Psychology, 2012 Complutense University of Madrid.
  • 2022: Psychologist at SINEWS MTI, Madrid, Spain.
  • 2022: Trainee psychologist of the Master in “Psicología General Sanitaria” at Fundación P81, Madrid, Spain. Spain.
  • 2018-2021: Assistant Clinical psychologist, Neurodevelopmental Pathway. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Islington, Whittington Health, London, UK.
  • 2017-2018: Early Support Keyworker* (*Facilitator/Essential Public Service Provider), Disabled Children Services, Islington Council, London, UK.
  • 2015-2018: Participation in the development of different socio-educational workshops for young people aged 12-25 with a diagnosis of developmental disorder.
  • 2014-2017: Special Needs Learning Assistant, Bennet Court Community Playgroup, London, UK.
  • 2013-2017: Home Based Therapist, Private Families in the boroughs of Haringey and Islington, London, UK.
  • 2014: Assistant Coordinator for SOVA, Mentoring Project for young offenders, Camden, London.
  • 2013: Trainee in Forensic Psychology, Agency for the reintegration and re-education of young offenders, Madrid, Spain.
  • 2013-2020: Volunteering for Camden Youth Offending Service. Member of the Camden Youth Offending Referral Order Panel.
  • Training in "Children of Domestic Violence" Asociación Deméter, Málaga (20 hours - 2022).
  • Training in administration of ADOS-2 (Diagnostic Observation Scale) (2021).
  • Training on How Trauma fits into Positive Behaviour Support. British Institute of Learning Disability BILD, London (February 2019).
  • Training on Epilepsy and Seizure Management (February 2019).
  • Positive Behaviour Support Coach training by the British Institute of Learning Disability (BILD) (2018).
  • Ongoing training in safeguarding children. Islington Council, Camden Council and Whittington Health.
  • TEAM TEACH training. Retraining measures within the application of reactive strategies in Positive Behaviour Support (2018).
  • Training in Motivational Interviewing for Social Work by Islington Council, London (2017).
  • Training in Desistance Theory and Good Lives Model, Camden Council (2016).
  • Introductory Workshop on Applied Behaviour Analysis, Autism partnership, London (April 2014).
  • Training in Restorative Justice. Camden Council (2013).