I offer individual, couples and family therapy as well as parent coaching and professional supervision. My therapeutic approach is to work with clients to explore their behaviours and interactions with the self and others. I use information from the brain research that throws light on why we find it so hard to change the way we develop relationships with others, even though there is an opportunity to do something new to bring about positive change.
In professional supervision my approach is to invite practitioners to reflect on how they are influencing and being influenced by the clients they work with. My "door" to supervision subject matter is wide and, as well as attending to what the work is with clients, allows practitioners to attend to how their work impacts on their personal lives and how their personal lives might impact their work.
Contact me (free phone consultation) to talk about whether therapy is right for you and to see whether I am the right therapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
From working in children's homes and family centres I went on (in 1986) to become a social worker, continuing to practice in community based projects. Following retraining as a systemic psychotherapist (in 1997) my career continued in community based teams and projects, working across age ranges and agencies.
As a Senior Social Work Practitioner I worked in a teenage team but connected to the CAMHS team and shared experience through co-working with some families. As an NHS family therapist in the SureStart projects I delivered systemic and family psychotherapy in the community making this resource accessible to individuals and families without the often long wait or difficult journey to the CAMHS clinic. I have devised and delivered parenting workshops alongside SureStart practitioners, delivered the Working in Partnership with Parents training to both professionals and parents as well as the Pram to Primary parenting course.
I continued training and completed the PG Diploma in Systemic Teaching, Training and Supervision (in 2001) and offer systemically based supervision to professional practitioners.
I am currently undertaking the Imago Couples Relationship Therapy training to add to the existing range of skills and experience I already have.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual therapy - £120.00
Couples therapy - £180.00
Family therapy - £180.00
Supervision - £80.00