Systemic and Family Psychotherapist, Teacher, Trainer and Supervisor. Over 25 years offering mental health, risk and systemic assessment, treatment and intervention to children, young people, families, couples and carers. Worked in the education, statutory, voluntary and charity sectors. Set up, supervised and managed family therapy clinics offering evidence based treatment for a range of presentations. Previous Vice Chair of the UKCP College of Family, Couples & Systemic Therapy, part of the Association of Family Therapy Outcomes group. Teaching and training experience in mental health and systemic theory/practice.
I have developed and delivered curricula to a variety of groups, for different needs and to facilitate/embed whole system change. Lecturer/supervisor at Bedforshire and Birckbeck Universities, The Institute of Family Therapy, Kensington Consultation Centre. Head of a range of clinical services that I have managed, supervised and consulted to CAMHS clinicians, Social Care leaders and workers, qualified family therapists and trainees. With a keen interest in User Participation I have taken part in coproduction of services, user groups, developed psychoeducation/support programmes and multi family groups for various mental health problems, including severe and enduring illness.
Committed to improving outcomes, I have been the Principal Investigator for SCORE (Measure of Family Functioning and Change) & SHIFT a UK study examining techniques to help young people overcome self-harm. Developed a range of services within schools, social services and CAMHS. I created a novel self-harm referral and treatment multidisciplinary intervention model.
Now mainly in clinical practice in addition to working with several forms of self-harm and self-neglect, have a deepened knowledge of treatment models for child to parent violence. Currently undertaking qualifying training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and eligible to qualify as a Non Violent Resistance practitioner.
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