I am a qualified Systemic Psychotherapist and Family Therapist accredited by the Association of Family Therapy (AFT)and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I have worked with young people and families in schools and mental health services for over fifteen years as well as running a private practice.
I offer sessions for individuals as well as for couples and families. I work in Seaton East Devon, Axminster, Honiton, Exeter and Totnes
Family therapy sessions help people in close relationship, whether in families, couples or other relationship arrangements understand each other better. It enables people to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives.
In family therapy, the aim is not to take sides, blame, judge or provide simple answers. The aim is to work together with the family to find shared understandings and exploring ways forward that work for them.
Different combinations of family members can be seen separately as well as together to ensure that everyone can be heard and talk throught about what is on their mind before ideally coming back together.
The goal of the work is to improve communication, relationships and understanding of each other.
I have a wide experience of working with children, young people, couples and families in many areas where families face difficulties such as family communication problems, child and adolescent behaviour difficulties, separation, divorce and step-family life, anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders, fostering, adoption, kinship care and the needs of ‘looked after’ children, self harm and the effects of trauma.