As a Systemic Family Psychotherapist and Supervisor with a background in clinical psychology and with 15 years of experience in a variety of NHS mental health services, I am confident in helping my clients overcome a wide range of difficulties and have particular expertise in relationship difficulties. Please see below to learn more about Systemic Therapy.
Often, our individual wellbeing impacts on our relationships and vice versa. I therefore focus on both of these areas in therapy to help clients feel better individually, but also feel more connected with others.
I see individuals, couples and families presenting with difficulties such as relationship and communication problems, low mood and depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders and more severe mental health problems.
I am also a teacher in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, which includes meditation practices and is effective in treating depression, stress and anxiety.
How to get started with therapy
- Call me or send an email to me to discuss any queries you might have or to arrange an initial meeting.
- If I feel that I would be able to help you, I will invite you for an initial meeting to explore your difficulties and life situation in more detail and to provide further information about me and my way of working.
- Appointments are outside working hours: either on the weekend or in the evening. Therapy is provided in Stoke Newington, in Islington and in home visits.
- If we agree to meet again, I would normally suggest to arrange five sessions and then review our progress and the need for further support.
- My therapeutic approach is relatively short-term: I see most clients for 5 - 15 sessions, normally on a weekly or fortnightly basis but this is flexible.
Systemic Family Therapy
“Family Therapy helps people in close relationship help each other. It enables family members, couples and others who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. Individuals can find Family Therapy helpful, as an opportunity to reflect on important relationships and find ways forward.” (Association of Family Therapy & Systemic Practice, http://www.aft.org.uk/consider/view/consider.html).
Research highlights the benefit of Family and Systemic Psychotherapy for relationship difficulties, mental health issues, parenting issues, violence in close relationships and separation. More specifically, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care, identifies couple and family therapies in the treatment guidelines for a variety of difficulties, such as depression, eating disorders, alcohol dependence, self-harm, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and personality disorders.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Systemic and Family Psychotherapist and Supervisor with a background in clinical psychology.
- Professional registration with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and AFT (Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice).
- Teacher in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£90, £100 for home visits in Hackney.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Evenings during the week and on weekends
Types of client