I am a qualified Systemic Family Psychotherapist and supervisor. I have over 20 years experience working with children, young people and their families in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. I have a passionate interest in helping families where there is a child or young person who is facing difficulties including those associated with anxiety, depression, autistic spectrum conditions, ADHD or challenging behaviour. I also have extensive experience working with the difficulties that can arise following adoption or where there is a history of attachment difficulties. I am interested in the different stages and transitions that families go through such as when children start at secondary school or it comes to the time when young people begin to leave the family home.
Family Therapy, also known as Systemic Psychotherapy, is a way of working with people to enable them to make changes and understand difficulties in the different contexts in which they may occur, whether that be in relation to family, friends, work or school. The focus of the work is to help family members to explore difficult feelings and understand and appreciate each person’s perspective so that together they can come to an agreed solution.
In my practice I also work with a very experienced female colleague who is also a Systemic Psychotherapist - there are two therapists in the room. This can be very helpful when working with both families and couples.
I encourage you to get in touch either by phone or email so that we can discuss the difficulties you are currently having and what may be a helpful way to proceed.