As a family and systemic psychotherapist and specialist speech and language therapist, I’ve had the unique position of working with individuals, couples and families to help them address and overcome a wide variety of challenges. I have worked in various settings during my 27-year career, including the NHS, mental health services and private practice.
I offer short- and long-term therapies to my clients. My approach is integrative, drawing on a range of systemic ideas and theories depending on the needs of my clients. I like to approach any therapeutic work with transparency and collaboratively. I include structural, attachment-based, social constructionist approaches and evidence-based therapies like CBT. Theories I use specific to couples therapy include the Vulnerability Cycle, Emotionally Focused therapy and others.
Alongside my role as a psychotherapist, I’m also a service manager at an early intervention mental health service for children and young people. I’m passionate about helping people of all ages to find a way of facing difficulties. I have experience working with partners, families or family members/carers of people living with acquired brain injury or long term conditions such as Alzheimer’s.
My academic qualifications include a Master’s in Family Therapy from Kings College London and a Master’s in Speech Pathology from the University of Cape Town.
I have also contributed to a number of professional publications, including The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Workbook (2016). Winson, R., Wilson B.A. & Bateman A. (Eds). Guildford.
I can help you with the following;
- Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT)
- Health Care Professionals Council – United Kingdom (HCPC)
- United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
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