I have many years of experience working in NHS with people who suffer from mental health problems and the impact these have on their significant relationships.
Some people who have had painful experiences in their past suffer from mental health problems most commonly anxiety and depression. This is usually because the effect of these experiences on the person's sense of self as well as on their significant relationships have never been explored or discussed .
The type of therapy that I offer is aimed at people who seek to make sense of their difficulties by exploring their generational stories, family values and personal experiences to bring an awareness to how these might have played out in their life transition stages, as well as in their relationship to others. This can be processed individually or in a couple or family therapy context.
In that context, an added value of family therapy is creating a safe space for family members to express difficult thoughts and emotions and understand each other's experiences while building on family strengths.
I work with individuals, couples and families with adult members . My therapy style is collaborative and flexible recognizing the fact that life is dynamic and needs and circumstances can change during the course of therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I attended the Tavistock Centre where I studied Systemic and Family psychotherapy at the diploma level. Following that, I carried on with my training at the Institute of Family Therapy where I obtained MSc in Systemic and Family Psychotherapy.
Immediately after my qualification, I worked at Hackney Social Services for three months as a family therapist. Subsequently, I worked at Barnet Enfield Haringey NHS Trust within the Enfield Adult Mental Health Services for fourteen years. During that time, I also worked at City and Hackney Adult Mental Health Services for five years. In both of these jobs I worked as a Systemic and Family Psychotherapist where I offered individual, couple and family therapy to adults as well as having carried out assessments.
I also supervised systemic psychotherapy trainees as well as trainees from clinical psychology .
I have been teaching at the University of Hertfordshire “Working Systemically in Adult Mental Health” and “Working Systemically with Individuals” as a part of the Systemic Module of the DClinPsy Doctorate level course.
Having lived in countries where cultural stories and ethnic identities are very different from each other, I developed a personal understanding of how the dominant belief systems impact on how we feel and behave. I also became very interested in how these factors play out in personal narratives as well as in couples’ and families’ relationship dynamics.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Refugee problems, domestic violence
From £60.00 to £85.00
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
From £60.00 per session for individuals
£85.00 per session for couples and families
I have flexible working hours.
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