Elizabeth Boyd Systemic Psychotherapist

Elizabeth Boyd Systemic Psychotherapist



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About me

Are you feeling stressed, sad, worried, finding it hard to cope or feeling you’re not getting the most out of life? I offer therapy to individuals, couples, families or young people to address these and other problems using a relational approach.

I’m a qualified Systemic Psychotherapist and supervisor registered with UKCP and have 27 years experience in the NHS and more recently private work. I offer help with:

  • low mood
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • low self esteem
  • lack of confidence
  • relationship difficulties
  • conflict issues
  • loss
  • abuse or neglect issues
  • feeling you’re not reaching your potential.

I listen and explore feelings, thoughts and ideas you might bring to therapy. The relationship in therapy is central to the process and research has shown how important it is in bringing about positive change. I pay attention to this in the way we work together. I work with the patterns of meaning and behaviour we adopt in life which sometimes aren’t helpful to us. Traumatic events can leave psychological scars which influence our capacity to cope or get the most out of life. I work with the effects of these experiences and the beliefs we develop in our families and relationships which sometimes are problematic.

If you want to speak to me on the phone, I’m happy to do this or try an introductory therapy session to see whether you would like to take it further. I can be contacted by email or phone.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (hons) degree in Psychology
  • Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW)
  • Masters in Systemic Psychotherapy
  • Systemic Supervisor

I worked in an inpatient Therapeutic Community as Nurse in charge of the adolescent unit.

After training as a Social Worker I worked in a local authority social work team addressing many different types of problems and later in a specialist Fostering and Adoption Team.

I then trained in Systemic Psychotherapy in the nineties and worked in the NHS with children, adolescents and families.

I was a clinical supervisor and a theory tutor on the Masters course in Systemic Psychotherapy at the Tavistock alongside my NHS work over a ten year period. I have delivered a number of trainings for professionals including on attachment, children’s mental health in schools, sexual abuse, self harm and signs of mental health difficulties.

I have also been running a private practice seeing adults, adolescents, couples and families for a number of years.

I have considerable experience as a supervisor and manager in an NHS mental health service. More recently I have worked as a senior manager in the NHS.

I have published in my field.

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  • Therapy Room


Individual 50 minute session £65

Couple or Two Parent Family 60 minute session £95

One Parent Family 60 minute session £75

Maps & Directions

London, SE23

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No

Types of client

Young people

Supervision & training

I’m a UKCP registered Systemic Supervisor.

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