Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and Individual Counsellor. Couples & Parenting Counselling. CBT, Integrative, Person-Centred & Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
A few words about myself
I am a family and systemic psychotherapist accredited by the UKCP and also an accredited BACP counsellor. I work with adults, parents, couples, young people and families offering a safe space to find a way forward when life has become difficult to manage alone.
What is family therapy?
Family therapy – or to give it its full title, family and systemic psychotherapy, helps people in a close relationship help each other.
It enables family members, couples and others who care about each other, to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. Individuals can also find family therapy helpful, as an opportunity to reflect on important relationships and find solutions to life’s challenges.
Research shows family therapy is useful for children, young people and adults experiencing a very wide range of difficulties and experiences, for example, depression and anxiety; relationship breakdowns; parenting struggles; bereavements, etc.
I have worked in the NHS and charitable sectors with adults and children experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. I continue to work with parents, children and young people at a London based charity 3 days a week and have a small private practice.
I work within the ethical guidelines of the UKCP and BACP and have regular supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
Over the last 20 years I have worked in the charitable sector, social services and the NHS and have extensive experience of working with families and in support of parents.
> Family therapy supervisor (Tavistock), July 2017
> Emotionally focused couple therapy internship, 2016
> MSc in systemic psychotherapy (2014) for working with individuals, couples and families. (Birkbeck College London University and Institute of Family Therapy).
> Counselling diploma
> BSc (Hons) nursing
Member of the Association of Family Therapists, (AFT); registered with the UKCP and accredited member of the BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with:
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss whether what I offer will be suitable for you. This can be by phone or email.