Families, Couples and Individuals.
I have been working with families for nearly 20 years, focusing on the mental health of children and their families.
I am currently working as a Family Therapy/High Specialist in a Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service for 4 days a week. The work involves working with children and their families that are presenting a mental health issue such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, Anorexia Nervosa and Asperger Spectrum or challenging behaviour. As part of my job, I also offer group systemic supervision to colleagues and individual family therapy supervision to students and colleagues. As part of this post I also teach the Year 1 and 2 of Family Therapy to colleagues from education, social services and the NHS.
I also work as a trainer one day a week in Family Therapy in the Tavistock Clinic in London. I train professionals that are interested in the application of systemic ideas to their own profession, such as social workers, mental health nurses, counsellors, etc.
I also work privately with adoption agencies, providing support to families that may be experiencing difficulties in their relationships. This involves direct work with families, liaising with different agencies and providing written assessments if required. I also work privately with couples that are experiencing difficulties in their relationships.
I am a qualified systemic/family psychotherapist, a family therapy supervisor and trainer. I also held a UKCP registration. I have been working with families for nearly 20 years, focusing on the mental health of children and their families.