ETNA Community Centre
13 Rosslyn Rd
1A School Road
(+44) 7907 902995
Most people experience difficulties at some point (s) in their lives . If you’re no longer sure what to do for the best, if it feels like close relationships are suffering or seem stuck in patterns of hurtful or harmful behaviour, Family Therapy can help.
Family therapy can help whether you are considering therapy for yourself, you and your partner or your family group, children, parents or others who are important in your life.
When we get stuck in unhelpful patterns of relating ( either as a couple or parent and the child) we lose connection with those close to us, we lose sense of being safe or loved and cared for. This has been shown to have huge negative impact on our emotional and mental wellbeing.
I help those in close relationships to understand and support each other better. I aim to create environment where everyone feels safe to talk about difficult thoughts and feelings, understand each other’s views/experiences, appreciate each other’s needs and build on strengths to make useful changes in their relationships and their lives.
In my work I aim not to take sides, blame, or provide simple ‘one size fits all’ answers. I aim to engage people in sharing understandings and views with each other and exploring ways forward that work for them.
Meetings usually last 60/75 min and it’s important that everyone have a chance to contribute to discussions if they wish.
I adapt my ways of working according to everyone’s ages, needs, resources and preferences. Sessions involving children, for example, often include play and drawing. Some people may wish to talk together from the start of therapy sessions, while others may prefer some individual time before deciding if, what and how to share their thoughts and feelings with others. I will discuss with you (usually at the first session) how you would like to work together. During the first session there will also be opportunities to discuss if Family Therapy is the right approach for you and your family.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m qualified Psychologist and Family Therapist.
I have MSc in Psychology And MSc in Family Therapy.
I have many years of experience of working with families/couples across verity of settings including schools, local authority, NHS (both children/adults services) and private settings.
I’m registered with UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)and Association for Family Therapy (AFT).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I’m also interested in mindfulness and would be open to using some mindfulness techniques as part of therapy sessions.
Daytime and weekdays:
Evenings and weekends
Research shows Family Therapy is useful for children, young people, adults and older adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties and circumstances including:
Couple relationship difficulties
Child and adolescent mental health issues, including anxiety and depression
Adult mental health issues
Child, adolescent and adult behaviour difficulties including anger and aggression
Illness and disability in the family
Separation, divorce and step-family life
Anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders
Fostering, adoption, kinship care and the needs of ‘looked after’ children
Domestic violence and abuse
Drug and alcohol misuse
The effects of trauma
Difficulties related to ageing and other life cycle changes like transition to adolescence/ adulthood
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Fridays, Saturdays and some evenings
Types of client