I offer collaborative, empowering Systemic Psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families. In addition, I am able to provide supervision and consultation to professionals at all stages of their training in Systemic Psychotherapy. My therapeutic approach is helpful for anyone wanting to build closer and happier relationships. Having worked across the age range from childhood to older adults, I have experience to offer in addressing many individual and relational issues, whether these arise from the stresses and strains of daily life, significant life events, illness, loss or trauma. My work also includes assisting in facing challenges such as bereavement, aging, eating disorders, family conflicts, cultural adjustments, fostering and adoption, divorce or separation. In terms of family therapy, the approach can offer relief and change for any family, at any stage of life, who would like someone to help them talk about difficult things together in a way that's safe, open, creative and useful.
I worked in the NHS for 26 years, and for 6 years in a private hospital, as well as continuing to manage an independent practice. During my NHS years, I was also a tutor/trainer/supervisor to the MSc. programme in Systemic Psychotherapy, University of Birmingham, for 10 years. I continued to facilitate the Personal/Professional Module as a staff member for a further 8 years.
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.