I am a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist currently working privately with individuals, couples and families. I have experience of working with issues of self harm, abuse, early trauma, relationship difficulties, identity including sexuality and gender identity. However everybody's experience is different, and being listened to and understood is I believe most important. I attempt as a therapist to be open to what people bring and to be transparent in the way that I work.
I have recently retired from my NHS post and I have worked with children, young people and their families for over 30 years in both the statutory and non statutory sector.
I believe it is important to think about what someone wants from therapy and to work together to overcome difficulties and acknowledge strengths. Family and close relationships are the most important and in some ways perhaps the most difficult aspects of our lives and systemic therapy with individuals, couples and families can help people find a way forward. I also value my training and work as a counsellor with individuals to help people make sense of difficult experiences, to process difficult emotions, sometimes relating to childhood experiences, and to feel more in control of their lives.
I am also a registered systemic supervisor.
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.