It is important to me that you should experience me as being as helpful, sensitive and empathic as is necessary for you. We should make sense of what is happening for you from your perspective. I am not the expert of you, you are. It is not difficult for us/you to lose sight of what you value and appreciate about your self when difficulties occur. What I can and do offer is a curiosity through gentle exploration and as our relationship develops so this curiosity will develop. This curiosity may allow you and I to wonder about what has been important in how you have become the person that you are and to wonder about the person, that version of your self that you would prefer to be. My belief is that we are made up of multiple presentations and versions of self; self in relation to e.g. friends, work, family and partners.
I will offer an initial appointment so that you can meet me and ask any questions that you may have about what my approach looks like.
I am a fully qualified family therapist and social worker employed by the NHS with over 40 years experience of working children young people and families. I have a small private practice and am employed by the NHS in a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Team.
I am registered both with UK Council for Psychotherapy and Social Work England.
I enjoy working with families paying particular to the relationships that we establish in families and what influences those relationships. I consider my self to be a curious and empathic therapist who recognizes the family as the expert of themselves and my role in working collaboratively in facilitating conversations that are of most help to the family.
I am safeguarding supervisor, a clinical supervisor and I as part of my duty to my clients and self access regular independent supervision.
I maintain confidential practice whilst ensuring the safety of my client.
I am part of a family and family is an important part of who I am both as a person and practitioner.
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.