Lottie Scull, Family Therapist. BA(Hons) RMN, PG Dip, MSc(Hons). Reg NMC & UKCP
I am a qualified systemic and family psychotherapist and a registered mental health nurse. I have experience in working with individuals, couples and families with a range of dilemmas and topics. Working as a family therapist I am trained to work relationally with clients and this particular way of working can be extremely useful in coming to a greater understanding of difficulties and ways of moving forward to get to where clients want to be.
A little about me...
Since 2008, I have worked within Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services within the NHS, working in both inpatient and community contexts.
I have worked with young people and families presenting with a range of difficulties and dilemmas to include: depression, anxiety, psychosis, self-harm, suicidality, trauma-related concerns, ADHD and ASD. Often young people and families come to see me with a 'problem', it is my role to think with you all about how to understand this dilemma that is perhaps getting in the way of where you all want your lives to be.
I work from a systemic perspective, in that I pay close attention to the relational aspects and how communication and interfamilial dynamics can be strengthened through a coming together and a safe space with one another.
I am open to working with individuals, young people, their families and provide couple therapy. I draw upon my family therapy skills as well as mental health nursing skills in relation to thorough assessment and risk management. I look to work closely with members within a family and very much see the family as being expert in their lives; sometimes having a bit of time to unpick and discover this a little more with one another can be highly valuable and meaningful.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified systemic and family psychotherapist having studied at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust for my foundation years and completed my MSc in Family Therapy at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London University and receiving a Distinction. I am registering with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I am a registered full member of the Association of Family Therapy (AFT). I currently have private psychotherapy insurance.
I am a qualified registered Mental Health Nurse, having studied at Oxford Brookes University and receiving a First Class Honours. I am registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), similarly, I am a full member with the Royal College of Nursing body (RCN).
I am currently undertaking further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for children and young people (CYP IAPT - CBT course, King's College University). I currently use a lot of these principles in working with children/young people who have struggles with anxiety and depression.
I currently work within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service within the NHS in London; historically I have worked in multiple settings working with young people, families and couples to include within inpatient hospitals, community contexts and both primary and secondary schools within London.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Individual Systemic Therapy - £70 (midweek), £80 (weekend)
- Couple Therapy - £80 (midweek), £90 (weekend)
- Family Therapy (3 or more persons) - £90 (midweek), £100 (weekend)
I abide by my code of ethics with both the Association of Family Therapy and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. I have an up to date DBS record and continually keep this updated on a yearly basis. I keep myself clinically and professionally up to date in relation to attending workshops, courses and further trainings. Please see below details of previously undertaken training:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - CYP IAPT, King's College London University. (2 years, part-time)
- The Bowlby Centre – Attachment Narrative Therapy: Working systemically with Attachment Narratives (40 hours, 2016)
- The Anna Freud Centre – Mentalization-Based Treatment for Families (15 hours) (2013)
- The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust – Systemic Perspective on Working Organisations (1 day, 2013)
- The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) – Game of 2 Halves: Evening workshop in engaging young people in therapeutic work (4 hours, 2012)
- The Marlborough Family & Education Centre Service - Marlborough Family Conference (15 hours, 2012)
- Just Therapy Service – Therapy and Social Justice (15 hours, 2011)
- Drugs Prevention – Working with Substances, or alcohol misuse and risk behaviours (1 day, 2009)
- Oxfordshire Youth Offending Service – Referral Community Panel Volunteer Training (5 days, 2009)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mid week evenings, some weekends.
Types of client