Dr Genevieve Von Lob

As a clinical psychologist, my mission is to help people find their own answers. For the past 10 years, I’ve been working with individuals and families to help them solve specific problems and find a greater sense of happiness, clarity and meaning in their relationships. Every day, I’m awed and inspired by the courage and creativity I encounter, and the remarkable transformations it’s been my privilege to witness.

My various roles with the NHS, private practice and local government services have given me the opportunity to work with people from every conceivable background – and see how many of the same problems we’re all facing. A few years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to share the lessons I’ve learned with a wider audience and began writing my new book Five Deep Breaths: the power of mindful parenting.

 I hope the book will be a reassuring and inspiring source of insight and practical guidance for modern mums and dads doing the most important job in the world: raising a new generation of happy, confident and resourceful kids.

A bit about me: I trained at Salomons, Canterbury Christchurch University and the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London and I’m a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow registered and accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health Professions Council (HPC).

I also have extensive experience as an academic researcher and have published in peer reviewed journals and presented at European conferences. I have a particular interest in the power of music and singing to promote well-being and worked on my doctoral thesis alongside the Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.

I comment regularly in the media and have been quoted in publications including the TelegraphFinancial TimesTop Santé and Grazia. I also featured as a consultant therapist in an episode of Channel Four’s Dispatches investigating the problem of addictive spending. I live in southwest London and like to relax by playing the piano and singing.