Systemic Psychotherapy (Family Therapy)
Children and Young People’s Mental Health including: Post Adoption, Couple Therapy, Family Conflict, Therapeutic Parenting, Family Loss, Depression, OCD and ASD, Sexuality, Eating Disorder (If under Psychiatric care for risk management)
Life is not always as we planned it out, there are times in our lives when our relationships have become fraught with difficulties for all sorts of reasons. There does not exist a manual that will guide us through the complexity of life through our loses and pain. My role is to provide an opportunity for you and your family to come together, in whatever combination, to have space to talk and explore different ways to understand each other and strengthen relationships.
It’s hard to describe yourself on a page when you the reader doesn’t know you. How do I let you know who I am and whether I am worth investing your time and emotions in? I can list my qualifications which I will for those of you who are interested but it doesn’t really tell you enough about whether I am good at what I do.
So I will share with you why I am a Family Therapist. I have always been enthused, challenged and inspired by working with children and young people which is why I became a Youth Worker in the early 90’s but then I realised that to really help and support young people you have to be able to help and support parents, carers and people of influence in young people’s lives too. This led me to training as a Family Therapist. Family Therapy approaches fit who I am.
The approaches I use are about listening and when needed being creative and thoughtful to explore and to discover together what the struggles are. Then to work with you to figure out what kind of relationships you want and how to deal with and manage what we perhaps can’t change.
Why Choose Me?
I have a wealth of experience of working within mental health with children and young people and within difficult relationship issues.
I work in inpatient facilities and within NHS CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service) and have worked with private clients/families.
I am aware of how hard it is to ask for help and if only I could give you a gift to know that I am not here to judge you but to be on everyone’s side to help you be able to enjoy each other and have the kind of relationships you want.
When working individually I have lots of experience in engaging young people and children and being creative and playful when needed.