Sometimes our lives can become problematic for a number of reasons and sometimes therapy may help to rebalance those problems.
I am a qualified, registered and experienced Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and use this therapeutic approach in my psychotherapy practice. Systemic Psychotherapy focuses on belief systems and patterns of behaviour in all of our relationships, be they at home, at work or in the communities in which we live.
Our belief systems stem from our family values which in turn influences how we behave. Sometimes these patterns of behaviour can become unhelpful when trying to manage with everyday life events as well as more traumatic events.
Systemic Psychotherapy can help to consider different perspectives in order to create different responses to problems which arise.
I can work with individuals, couples and different combinations of family members. I recognise that "family" may have many representations across culture, gender and family can include very close friends and support systems which are not "traditional" family.
I highly value the positive effects of Systemic Psychotherapy. This has lead my therapeutic practice, my teaching of it's theory and application and my scholarly writing.
My interest in and extensive experience of therapy for over 30 years, began in the sociology and legal field of Social Work. This included community work, fostering and adoption work as well groupwork with children and young people in schools and youth groups.
I qualified as a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist in 2003 and have practiced in this field ( and in Social Work ) since.
I have worked for the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust for 16 years delivering intensive family therapy as a Lead Family and Systemic Psychotherapist,
Systemic Consultation to workplace groups as well as teaching there.
My therapeutic practice has been within specialist charities, local authorities and education in addition to my private practice.
As a result I have very wide range of therapeutic experience and have worked successfully with clients from diverse backgrounds. My own background as an Indian Carribbean lends a unique perspective to difference and similarity in therapy as we all navigate our lives in these times.
I am approachable, considered and thoughtful in my therapy with clients and together, we have created some memorable and effective changes to difficulties and problems for which they have chosen to seek therapy.
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.