I believe that people can gain strength through change with and alongside others and that my job as a therapist is to support and assist that change. I work collaboratively with individuals, couples and families across the life span and aim to provide a calm space where differing thoughts and feelings can be safely explored.
I take 'family' to describe any group of people who define themselves as such and am happy to work with whoever you identify as important to you. I acknowledge the importance of people's different beliefs, cultures, contexts and life experience and will adapt my way of working according the family members' ages, needs, resources and preferences.
I have over 40 years experience of working therapeutically within, Health, Education, Social Service and voluntary organisations. I am now retired from the NHS and work privately in South Oxfordshire, working mainly with couples and families. Face to face in Abingdon or online. Home visits are also possible after initial assessment.
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.