About me

My aim is to make your therapeutic journey a positive, meaningful, confidential, and safe experience. I can work with the whole family or with different combinations of family members, couples, silbings or individuals.

I take pride in the feedback that I have received from children, families, couples and individuals who have described me as a calm, empathetic listener and a respectful, non-judgemental therapist whom they could trust with their deepest thoughts, feelings and worries.

The  Systemic Therapy Approach.

I practice Systemic Therapy, which is a talking therapy, our conversations may uncover new perspectives and understanding about your problems. I believe that Systemic Psychotherapy helps us to make sense of how families work. Systemic psychotherapists are non – blaming and see the problem as being created in the relationships between people (often in a family) rather than being located “inside” any one person. Systemic psychotherapy looks to identify strengths that can help to facilitate supportive communication, understanding and collaboration between family members enabling them to find solutions to the problem. 

Working with young people.

I am specialised in Child Focused Family Therapy and I work to build a trusting, respectful, therapeutic relationship using skilled playful and creative therapeutic techniques to support and engage children/young people to explore their serious problems and big emotions safely and to navigate through their difficulties enabling them to  manage and understand their emotions.

Where will my sessions take place?

I have access to a private therapeutic room in Marlow, Buckinghamshire and in Woodley near Reading. I am happy to do home visits and can hold sessions in the privacy of your own home. I offer flexible day, evening and weekend appointments.

Initial free 20 min. telephone consultation: -

I understand and respect that you need to find the right therapist for you or your family. I want you to feel comfortable in my sessions. To help you make the right choice I do offer a free telephone session in which you can talk with me and discuss the issues that you are seeking support with. Together we can think about what your therapy process may look like. This will place you under no obligation to proceed with an appointment with me. I invite you to make contact  by email, text or phone and I will come back to you to arrange a phone conversation.

Training, qualifications & experience

My  professional experience and qualifications: -

I have over 25 years of therapeutic and teaching experience working with families and children in Educational settings, the NHS and Children Services this gives me particular understaning and skills when working with children.

I have a Master in Sciences in Family and Couples Psychotherapy gained from the Institute of Family Therapy; I am registered with UKCP and a member of the Association of Family Therapists. I am also a qualified teacher and hold a Cert. Ed. of Education gained from Greenwich University and hold Early Years qualifications of N.N.E.B. and C.P.Q.S.W.

Parent Coaching

I have been trained in the following evidence-based parenting/coaching programmes: -

  • Incredible Years Parenting- (2-10 yrs.), Group Triple P -(3-10 yrs.)
    Teen Triple P- (10-18 yrs.), The Parenting Puzzle and Strengthening Families.
  • Charing Cross Hospital- Play Therapist - part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in assessments of children with SEND.
  • A Teacher of Early Years in various nursery schools
  • Early Years Lecturer at Further Education College
  • Part of the systemic therapeutic team at Prudence Skynner Family and Couples Family Psychotherapy Clinic

My Leadership Roles in the NHS, Education and Children Services: -

  • Manager and Head of the following Early Years Settings; Little Wheelers Day Nursery, Reading University Students Union Nursery, The Crabtree Nursery, Chandos Nursery School.
  • Head of Department for Early Years Health and Social Care at B.C.A. college.
  • Team Leader of the Parenting Team for Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Senior Practitioner for Mental Health for The Family Support Service, Bucks.

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

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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

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Fees

From £70.00 to £120.00
Free initial telephone session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Online- £70.00 - 1 hour

Kyan Clinic in Marlow - £85.00- 1 hour 

Home Visits- £95.00 plus travel 1.00  per mile

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have flexibility in my appointments and can visit you at home in the Marlow or Woodley office, online or by telephone. 

Further information

My ingredients for a good systemic psychotherapist?

Qualified, knowledgeable and experienced. Warm, welcoming and supportive. Non-judgmental and non-blaming. Collaborative, a skilled observer, listener and conversationalist. Creative and playful, focused and prepared, holding curiosity. Ability to identify strengths, seek feedback.

9A Spittal Street
First Floor, Room 3
Buckinghamshire
SL7 3HJ

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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If anxiety or children is a barrier to you getting out I can do home visits

Additional languages

English

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom