Ellie Kavner

Brighton BN1 English
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Ellie Kavner

Brighton BN1 English
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My Approach

I work collaboratively with individuals couples and families to provide a context in which dilemmas, distress and confusion can resolve through the understanding the influence of historic and current patterns and experiences in the context of familial, and political/social impacts focussing on enhancing resilience and change.

About Me

I am an experienced family therapist who has worked in the NHS and private sector at the Child and Family Clinic London . I have been an expert witness in the court system relating to family breakdowns. I was the Head of Family Therapy at the Tavistock Clinic London from 2004-2015. I am American by birth, trained in USA and Uk. I have training in DIT and Mindfulness. While working primarily on digital platform I am also able to meet clients in London for an initial meeting if preferred.

I work with

  • Children and young people
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Individuals

Special Interests

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.

i have extensive experience of working with the impact of violence and abuse in families providing a combination of individual and familial work where appropriate. This includes the understanding of traumatic experiences, Adverse Childhood Experiences and approaches that minimise their affects
I work with couples in understanding the emotional and practical bonds that underpin couple relationships . I explore the impact of familial history, attachment history and the way differences and conflict can magnify feelings of anxiety and potentialloss. I consider the wider context of cultural identities and political pressures and the way they connect to our intimate relationships . Exploration and consideration of narratives of parenting, parenting decisions where relevant.
Interest in helping individuals suffering from depression and anxiety in the context of their own needs and perhaps with the contribution of other family members. Looking to understand the impact of gender, race, age, spirituality on relationship to individual distress and resilience.
I see families at all life stages including adult families who need space to talk together about aspects of their relationship which may follow illness or death, marriage, or early family experiences which continue to resonate. also particular consequences of separation and divorce in both helping decision making and managing the impact.
I work with trauma deriving from early experience and consequent life experiences including trauma from migration experiences.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
  • Family Therapist
  • Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist
  • Systemic Psychotherapist

Types of sessions

  • Online Therapy

Brighton Office

13 Crown St
Brighton BN1 3EH

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UKCP College

  • College of Family Couple and Systemic Psychotherapy (CFCSP)

Working with Children

For more information about therapy for children and young people, visit our info page.

Ellie Kavner

Brighton BN1

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