I am a Psychotherapist working with families, couples and individuals. My approach is holistic, including verbal and non verbal communication.
I specialise in using video interaction guidance (VIG) to support parents improve their communication with each other and with their children. VIG is recommended in the NICE guidelines for adoption, fostering and attachment. It is especially effective for supporting parents and babies, where it can make a huge difference to increase parents' confidence, and enhance their pleasure in their child. Supporting attuned communication and hope that things can improve is at the heart of my work with families, individuals and professionals.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist (UKCP registered), a national video interaction guider, parent infant psychotherapist and senior movement psychotherapist. I have over 30 years experience helping a wide range of clients. I have worked in a refuge for women and children escaping from Domestic Violence, psychiatric institutions, and in a parent infant counselling agency. I have run many groups for adults and groups for parents and babies and I have developed projects to support professionals and families. I teach and have published widely as well as edited the book 'Weaving the Cradle'.
Registered / Accredited
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Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK
ADMP UK is the professional organisation for the profession for Dance Movement Psychotherapy in the United Kingdom.
They aim to support the development of DMP in the UK and internationally; foster communication among Dance Movement Psychotherapists (DMPs); and promote the use of DMP throughout the United Kingdom and abroad.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Parent infant psychotherapy: working with parents and babies
Video interaction guidance : filming parents interacting with their children (of all ages from baby to teenager), then microanalyse the successful moments to see themselves at their best and reflecting on what they did well.
From £65.00 to £75.00
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
My fees are £65 per session for individuals and £75 per session for couples. Concessions for low income can be discussed.
I work online and face to face with flexible availability.
I offer video interaction guidance, which is an innovative way of supporting relationships between members of a family by filming and then editing out and micro-analysing the very best moments. This method increases parents' confidence and helps improve their relationships with their children of all ages. It is a short term therapeutic method. Families usually attend 3 - 9 sessions.
I have founded Babies1st, a non profit social enterprise, which aims to support parents and babies especially before and after birth: www.babies1st.net
I provide expert witness services to the family courts and accept referrals from Childrens Services.