Sreety Das Systemic Psychotherapist, Family Therapist, Reg. UKCP HCPC BAATN
Hello and welcome,
My name is Sreety Das and I have been working with individuals, couples and families for the last 15 years, particularly with families who have multi-agency or social care involvement. I have spent my career working with local authorities, non-profit organisations and charities. I am committed to providing family therapy also known as systemic psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully in a positive way.
How family therapy may help you?
Family therapy may benefit people who would like someone to help them talk about difficult things together in an open manner, creating a safe space that is respectful, helpful and useful.
Different people may have different ideas about what ‘family’ means to them. So we can have different groups of people describe themselves as a family. As well as couples, parents and children, it may be important to involve grandparents, parents in laws, siblings, uncle and aunts, cousins, friends, carers and other professionals in family therapy sessions. I think it is important for a family to include who you feel is important to you and your family.
At critical moments in our lives it may feel helpful to speak with somebody who can offer a non-judgemental and safe space for us to explore some difficult feelings and experiences. Family therapy can help individuals, couples and families explore their close relationships to better understand and support one another. Families or couples who want to build closer and positive relationships may wish to explore their worries about each other and their children’s behaviours and well-being in a therapeutic space.
Family therapy is useful for families and relationships that may be facing all kinds of difficulties and experiences, such as family conflict, communication breakdowns, alcoholism, physical illness, bereavement, mental health concerns, trauma, cultural adjustments, migration etc. I have experience of helping parents through their adolescent's transitions and leaving home. In addition to parents who want to separate or divorce in a way that focuses on their children’s well-being. They may wish to talk together and include their children in these conversations in a safe and helpful way.
My private practice is based in Muswell Hill, Enfield, North London. There is wheelchair access to the therapy rooms.
There is off-street parking nearby and good transport links. Muswell Hill is within easy reach of Hornsey, Colney Hatch, Crouch End, East Finchley, Friern Barnet, Haringey, Highgate, Upper Holloway, Wood Green, Palmers Green, Turnpike Lane, and Bounds Green.
Training, qualifications & experience
The approach I use is Systemic using a social constructionist focusing on how we develop understanding and communication of shared assumptions, exploring beliefs and values.
My current work
I am the Director of S R Das Consultancy Limited. In my role I offer therapy to children, families, individuals, couples and organisations. I work full time as a Systemic Psychotherapist for a London Local Authority with children, families as well as offering consultations to family practitioners, social workers, teachers, health professionals, educational welfare officers and foster carers. I teach the certificate level of Systemic theory to staff within this organisation. I also teach on a CPD systemic theory course online and onsite at the Tavistock Clinic.
Working with children
I am a child focused practitioner and use a systemic view by holding the 'whole family' in mind when exploring ideas. I work with children from all ages and stages who may be affected by various difficulties and issues, such as; anxiety, developmental concerns, special needs, the impact of divorce or being part of a new step family, fostering or adoptive family, separation anxiety, sleep difficulties and phobias, eating or behavioural problems, school related difficulties and children whose parents are affected by physical health issues, mental health issues and/or alcohol and substance misuse problems. I have extensive experience of working with families who are affected by alcohol and substance misuse.
Education and training
I have completed my training in Systemic Psychotherapy with the Tavistock Clinic. I am a qualified Solution Focused Brief Therapy practitioner since 2005 and this stance of working with challenges has been positive for clients and with organisations. I have a certificate level qualification in Youth Counselling which is based in person centred therapy. I am a trained Family Links parent group leader, and have also trained in the Signs of Safety framework by the Resolution Consultancy. I have also trained in Motivational Interviewing and Parenting Approaches with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
MA in Systemic Psychotherapy, June 2015
Tavistock Clinic, 120 Belsize Lane, London, Greater London NW3 5BA
Certificate in Family Group Coordinator, July 2013
Family Rights Group
Postgraduate Certificate in Systemic Practice, June 2013
Institute of Family Therapy, 24-32 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HX
Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice, June 2012
Institute of Family Therapy, 24-32 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HX
MSc in Social Work, 2008-2010
Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX
MA in Early Childhood Studies, 2003-2005
Roehampton, University of Surrey, Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PU
BSc in History and Psychology, 2000-2003
University of Surrey, Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PU
I can offer family therapy sessions in a number of Asian languages: in Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu as well as in English. I have extensive experience of working with interpreters in therapy.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Trans-gendered life experiences
Marriage preparation for couples
Immigration and refugee experience
Photos & videos
When you contact me we can briefly discuss how I work and how the process of beginning family therapy can be. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have at this stage.
If you decide to proceed we can arrange to meet for the initial assessment session. During our initial assessment session we can explore if I am able to offer the support you are seeking and whether we think we can work well together. There is no obligation to arrange any further sessions at this point. If you do decide to contact me to arrange further sessions, I offer between 3 - 12 sessions with fees starting from £70 for individuals, and £85 for couples and families.
I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and follow their guidelines on confidentiality, code of ethics, and good practice. I am also registered with the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT), Black and Asian Therapist Network (BAATN) and the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I hold a current enhanced disclosure certificate and full professional insurance.
Please feel free to contact me via email, telephone or text message.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu|
Saturdays and Sundays between 9am and 6pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|