I offer individual and couples therapy as well as parent coaching and professional supervision. My therapeutic approach is to work with clients to assist them in making sense of 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 enter into and 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Individual therapy - £120.00
Couples therapy - £180.00
Family therapy - £180.00
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wheelchair access is possible in the Surrey practice but not in the London practice
I have availability on Tuesdays 12 - 3.00pm in the London practice. I have availability Wednesday 08:30 - 13:00 in the Surrey practice
Types of client
Supervision & training
I completed the PG Diploma in Systemic Teaching, Training and Supervision in 2001 and have taught and trained on Systemic Training courses and offered supervision to a variety of practitioners including social workers, systemic psychotherapists and family support workers.View supervision profile