Dilys Daws’ contribution to the field of infant mental health and child psychotherapy has been immense.
Her work has spanned more than five decades, raising awareness of the difficulties experienced by babies and their families and shaping public opinion and government policy.
Her clinical work has also been remarkable, marking her out as one of the most important child psychotherapists of her generation.
Since 1976, Dilys has been transforming the lives of children and parents in what might be to some an unconventional setting for psychotherapeutic work. In her interview with Jane O’Rourke from MindinMind, she talks about how she has been going to the James Wigg GP Practice, in Kentish Town, London to stand by the weighing scales, observing what takes place as parents bring in their babies to be checked.
Dilys has been inspirational to many practitioners.