I have a particular interest in supporting people to navigate the various challenges and transitions that family-life or life in general can bring. I try to encourage a renewed sense of understanding and connection between people where this may have been interrupted or thrown off-course. Above all, I try to offer a relationship and space that is experienced by people as hopeful, collaborative and helpful to them between and beyond our therapy sessions.
I have extensive experience of supporting children, families and other connected people in health, social care and education contexts and have provided family therapy in general and CAMHS hospitals, most recently specialising in Eating Disorders. My current role is in Southampton's Early Help services, where I am a Clinical Lead.
I have a small, independent practice outside of this from which I offer systemic therapy to individuals and families who may welcome a safe therapeutic space to explore worries, try to solve problems and talk about difficult or sensitive things. I also offer systemic consultation and reflective practice sessions to individuals or teams of people in their work roles, for example to social workers, staff in schools or those who look after children in residential or foster care. I teach systemic practice on an AFT-accredited training course.