I specialise in Systemic Counselling and Psychotherapy – a world-wide, developed and practiced, academically grounded approach within the fields of therapy and social care. Because of its coherent focus on the relations in our lives it is often referred to as “Family Therapy” but can be likewise useful for individuals and groups other than families, e.g. workplace teams, interest groups, etc. The UK-based Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT) describes that… “Family Therapy helps people in close relationship help each other. It enables family members, couples and others who care about each other 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. There is a long list of problems and symptoms that can be explored via the approach of Systemic Counselling and Psychotherapy. However, no list of problems could ever claim to contain your problem in the way that you experience it. You, your problem, and your solutions are too unique to go on a list. Some of the challenges that previous clients dealt with are listed in the keywords section. addiction, self-harm, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, coaching, health related issues, identity, culture, spirituality, relationships, sexuality, parenting, stress at work and home and difficulties dealing with involved authorities, such as Child & Family Social Services.
2003: Diploma Social Work and Social Pedagogy 2009: PG Cert Intensive and Individual Pedagogy with Sociotherapeutic Skills 2015: MSc Systemic Psychotherapy I have 20+ years of experience in the socio-therapeutic field including experience in setting up Private Psychotherapy Practice, GP/NHS-Counselling, University Student Mental Health, Workplace Stress Counselling and Wellbeing, Statutory and Third Sector Social Work including Child Protection, Fostering, Adoption, Mental Health Day Clinic, Homelessness, Residential Care, Unemployment Support and Guest Lecturing in Social Work.
Registered Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy – 2011164303 Registered Psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy – 173666 Member of the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice – 2050209 Registered Social Worker with Social Care Wales – W/2053579
I charge £60 for Individual and Couple Therapy and £10 for every person attending in addition, e.g. Families, Teams, etc.