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Family Therapy (PG Dip) Qualified Systemic Supervisor

About me

I’m a Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist) with over 20 years working in the NHS within Child Mental Health (CAMHS), with a further 13 years prior to this in Adult Mental Health, working as a Mental Health Nurse (RMN).

I provide couple and family therapy and have experience working with many different types of families, including those with young children and teenagers. I have a vast experience in working with young people and their families, where family members are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm, including those families where a member has ADHD and/or is on the Autistic Spectrum.

I also provide couple counselling, giving couples the opportunity to explore aspects of their relationship which may have come under stress as a result of  work related stress, financial difficulties, illness and loss of intimate relationships.

I provide a safe, caring and supportive environment for you to talk about the challenges you have in your life and relationships and through talking together, you can begin to take the first steps towards making the changes in your life that are important to you.

I am United Kingdom for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered and a member of the Association for Family Therapy (AFT).

I also hold a Systemic Supervision Qualification which enables me to offer supervision to other family therapists and trainees.

Therapies Offered

Family Therapy
We don’t live our lives in isolation, we are part of a family system. Family Therapy focuses on understanding the relationship between each other rather than focusing on one individual.

Families have many challenges, stress, bereavement, loss of work, illness, bullying, reconstituted families.  Parents face the dilemmas of parenthood and young people are navigating school, friendships and growing up. I can help you explore these issues in a safe, supportive environment, building on your strengths and resources to help create positive change.  

Couple Therapy
Couples can face many challenges together, you may have been faced with difficult events, illness and life transitions.

I can offer you a safe space to talk and reflect on your relationship and to think about what changes you would like to make. 

I can help you develop better communication and increased understanding of each other, increasing your ability to negotiate change.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy
  • Tavistock Qualification in Systemic Supervision
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)

Member Organisations

  • Member of The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Member of The Association for Family Therapy (AFT)  
  • Member of the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Member of The Professional Standards Authority

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

£100.00 per session

Additional information

Couple/Family Therapy £100 (60 minutes)

Supervision £75 (60 minutes) £100 (90 minutes)

Free initial 30 min consultation (without obligation), £50 if you decide to stay for the initial hour

When I work

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Further information

There are no set number of sessions, therapy can last from between 2 - 4 sessions to the longer term. After each session we will negotiate together if further ones would be helpful. 

The gaps between appointments can be weekly, 2 weekly, or can be spread out over longer periods of time, we can negotiate what would suit you best. 

Not all family members need attend, you can decide who is best to attend depending on what is discussed. Who attends can vary between sessions.

All sessions are completed online over Zoom.

Please contact me in confidence by phone or E mail for help or information.

Withnell, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

Online

I hold a Tavistock Qualification in Systemic Supervision, offering supervision to trainee and qualified Family Therapists

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