Systemic Psychotherapist and Practitioner
Training and Qualifications
I am an experienced and qualified Family and Systemic Psychotherapist (Individuals, Couples and Families) with a PG Diploma in Systemic Therapy (2000). I am registered with UKCP, AFT and have an MSc in Systemic Leadership and Organisations.
I have a social work qualification (CSS Diploma 1985). I have worked in leadership positions in Health and Social Care in the public and voluntary sectors in central and north London for 30 years and was a trustee and counsellor/therapist at the Multicultural Counselling Centre. I have a private practice in central and north London offering counselling, psychotherapy and consultation for individuals and couples, managers and leaders.
Therapy may be useful for you as a medium for exploring difficulties in life and relationships, working through and with a wide range of issues including feelings of stress, distress or disturbance, a lack of self-esteem, patterns of behaviours or confusion about identity and it offers a process for opening-up a possibility for change attending to labels for diagnoses such as panic attacks, anxiety, depression, dependency and other kinds of addictions. It can be a way of walking new paths with the support an experienced traveller.
Systemic therapy is based on the principle of ethics in practice and one that values the ‘client’ as the ‘expert’ of their concerns. It is also based on the premise that ideas about ourselves are created by our social worlds in relation to other people in different contexts such as in our close relationships, families, kinship, friends, workplaces, beliefs and social settings.
I offer a private and confidential space to talk about the issues affecting your daily living. We will explore your own thoughts, resources, and abilities to look at connections and ways forward to transformation and change. We can often get “stuck” in negative patterns of thinking and behaviours that affect perceptions of ourselves and others and how we all relate to one another in different contexts.
How we work together will be determined by the issues you bring respecting your preferred ways of talking about things. I use a range of approaches and techniques and will be transparent about what is informing my thoughts about your situation and we will agree the number and frequency of sessions reviewing this to evaluate the process.