I am a highly experienced Family and Systemic Psychotherapist who works with families, couples and individuals. Currently I am working on-line.
It is usually helpful to begin with to have a conversation over the phone to discuss the issues that you would like to bring to therapy. After that we could arrange an initial consultation appointment to see if I am the right therapist for you. Sessions are one hour long and can be weekly or every 2 weeks depending on your preference. I can offer sessions in the evenings or at weekends. Please feel free to get in touch by phone or email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
I have more than 20 years experience working in Child and Adolescent mental health services with children and families with a wide range of difficulties including autistic spectrum conditions, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), adoption, depression, anxiety and behavioural issues. I am experienced in parenting issues having facilitated parenting groups for a number of years. I also work with parents who are divorced or separated and want to think about how they continue to do the best that they can for their children, even though they are no longer in a relationship together. I have a a particular interest in working with fathers and have a strong awareness of the importance of fathers in family life. I am also experienced in working with couples who wish to make changes to their relationship. As well as working privately I currently work for the NHS in a young person's Eating Disorders team.
I also work with a female colleague who is a Family Therapist, so that there are two therapists in the session. This can be a very helpful way to work, for example, in couples work.
I am a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist qualifying at the Institute of Family Therapy in London in 2010. I am also a Systemic Supervisor achieving my qualification in 2018 at the Tavistock Institute, London and have a post-graduate diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Children and Adolescents from the Institute of Psychiatry, London. Before training as a Systemic Therapist I worked as a Psychiatric Nurse in Child and Adolescent Mental Health in hospital and out-patient settings. As well as working privately I also currently work for the NHS as a Systemic Psychotherapist.
Fees: £80 for a one hour session.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Systemic supervision, training and consultation - 1 year course Tavistock 2018 AFT approved
- MSc Systemic Psychotherapy with children, families and couples - 2010 Institute of Family Therapy, London
- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with children and families - Institute of Psychiatry 2001
- Dip Higher Education - Psychiatric Nursing (registration qualification) -1998 Kings College London
- Bsc (hons) Psychology - Open University 1999
- 10 years experience working in tier 3 Child and Adolescent services.
- Currently employed in tier 3 Child and Adolescent services.
- 5 years experience in tier 4 inpatient child psychiatry unit
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Currently daytimes, evenings and weekends.