I qualified as a Family & Systemic Psychotherapist in 2017 after four years training at the Tavistock Centre in London. Before that, I obtained a degree in Mental Health Nursing in 2001 and have worked in the NHS ever since, mostly in Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS). I am based in Harpenden in Hertfordshire and offer one day a week for private clients. I am a member of the Association of Family Therapists, registered with the UKCP and hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate. I also regularly attend workshops and training courses as part of my continuing professional development and have monthly clinical supervision. I use systemic ways of working which consider a person’s wider context including family relationships, community and their position in society however I also use cognitive behavioural principles and solution focused methods. I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, stress, panic, attachment difficulties, trauma and many other difficulties and work in a way that is practical, non-blaming and down-to-earth, matching my style of working to the needs of the person or family, helping them to recognise their own skills at finding solutions to their difficulties. I’m happy to work with teenagers, adults, couples or whole families. Registered with AXA and BUPA. Free 15 minute initial telephone consultation offered.