Ms Monika Celebi
BA in Psychology and History – University of Haifa
MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy – University of Hertfordshire and the Guild of Psychotherapists
UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Senior Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist
NCT trained Antenatal Educator
Postgraduate Diploma in Antenatal Education at the University of Luton and the National Childbirth Trust
Advanced Video Interaction Guidance™ Trainer and Supervisor AVIGuk
Areas of expertise
Video Interaction Guidance – with reports for the Family Court
Baby Massage (Instructor)
Foreign Languages Spoken:
I taught at the University of Hertfordshire, facilitated holistic birth preparation groups and have taught yoga. I worked as movement therapist in psychiatric hospitals in Austria, Israel and the UK and also managed a shelter for women and children escaping from domestic violence.
For the last 15 years I have specialised on working with parents and infants in the period from conception up to two years old. I have pioneered parent infant groups at the Oxford Parent Infant Project and developed the OXPIP Parent Infant Group Training for Early Years Professionals. I have worked for OXPIP since 2004.
I am currently further developing the Video Interaction Guidance™ service in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, training VIG supervisors and am involved in an evaluation study of Video Interaction Guidance™ with the ‘Thriving Families’ project in Hertfordshire, as well as developing the antenatal group facilitators training for the NSPCC. I have presented my work at national conferences and published articles for early years’ professionals and for parents.
Video Interaction Guidance™ is a short-term evidence based intervention, which is increasingly recommended by the Family Court to improve the quality of interaction between parents/carers and their children of all ages. It is strength based and encourages parents/carers to learn from micro-analysing video clips of their successful interactions with their children and reflect on them together with the guider. Ms Celebi has practised VIG since 2009.
Further information about Ms Celebi can be found at: www.monikacelebi.com
Further information about VIG can be found at the AVIGuk website:www.videointeractionguidance.net