Qualifications

Bachelors in Social Sciences - UCD 1979 MSc Birkbeck College Advanced Diploma in Systemic Supervision - University of London Certificate of Qualification in Social Work - Bristol University 1987

Therapeutic Approach

Systemic

Membership body

UKCP

Years practicing

34 years

Issues worked with

Rape/sexual assault, Suicidal thoughts, Emotional abuse, Personal growth/wellbeing, Refugees and displacement, Childhood abuse, Abuse, OCD, Personality disorders, Anxiety, Sexual matters, Bipolar, Social anxiety, Anger, Insomnia, Fertility and pregnancy, Sexual abuse, Depression, Parenting, Spirituality, Adoption, Gender identity, Work-related issues, Drugs, Bereavement, Phobias, Bullying, Disordered eating, ADHD, Loss, Schizophrenia, Alcohol, Self-harm, Aspergers, Relationships, Self-esteem, Attachment issues, Sexual identity, Chronic or acute health conditions, Cultural identity, PTSD, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Physical abuse, Family issues, Domestic abuse, Autism spectrum disorder, Stress, Loneliness, Physical health.

Special interest areas

I have particular experience in couples therapy and working cross-culturally.

Personal Statement

I work with the full range of age groups, although I am also on the child register because of my qualification in working with children and young people. I am particularly interested in cross-cultural work and have received positive feedback in relation to this. I have also trained as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and work extensively with Couples and Families. I take referrals from many different sources including insurance companies, employers, as well as private and self-referrals. I have a lot of experience of working with employment-related stress. I have a particular interest in post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma, and have undertaken work in the third sector with refugees and in particular with unaccompanied refugee young people. I bring extensive experience of having worked in the NHS and non-for-profit sectors, as well as private practice. 

In addition, I undertake supervision of systemic psychotherapists.