At the heart of my practice is working with the family in a collaborative way using play, activities and a session style that brings all the family together. I work with the families who have experienced trauma and adversity to support them I focus on trauma informed approaches and ideas.
I am trained in attachment narrative therapy and us attachment narrative strategies and approaches when working with children and the whe family.
I also use models and approaches used in the Family Ties model of family therapy to work with separated and divorced couples.
I am a qualified social worker and Couple and Systemic FamilyPsychotherapist. I have worked with children and families for over 30 years, spending 20 years of my career working with children in care. I have supported the most challenged families all over Scotland, England and Ireland. I have a particular interest in working with families who expereince mental health problems and neurodivergence. I have worked with families who have fostered or adopted provinding training, individual therapy, couple therapy and workong with all the family. I have worked with care teams and foster carers over the years providing them with Systemic training and consultation. I believe in the importance of working with all parts of the system to support families in sustaining changes in family life. I have vast experience in working with adolescents but has spent the last five years developing services for younger children. I currently work with children separately, couples or families living together or apart. At the heart of Amanda’s practice is working with the family in a collaborative way using play, activities and a session style that brings all the family together.
I also work with Iftherapy service who work with separated and divorced couples through the court system. I also practice as a therapist in Glasgow with the Wellbeing rooms in Steps and Beasden locations offering families support as a Systemic family therapist.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.