I am a Professionally Qualified Social Work Therapist with 30 years’ experience of providing supportive intervention to parents and their children in CAMHS, clinical settings and community settings.
Would you like to better understand patterns of communication with your child or within your family? Has family life become complicated as your child transitions into the teen world? Are you and your child struggling with managing the sudden social complexities and pressures of secondary school and teenage-hood?
Would you welcome a safe and calm place to reflect upon issues for your family?
• I meet parents, with or without their children, to explore the dynamics of the source of the difficulty for their child or teenager, working towards solutions for the child or teenager and their family.
• I work towards improving communication and behaviours within the family, with a view to improving their children’s/teenagers’ future outcomes.
• I meet parents to understand the impact of intergenerational issues upon current ways of being and relating within the family.
I have practiced in the areas of family counselling and individual counselling with parents, children and teenagers. I have considerable experience of working in the area of ADHD and Autism. I use techniques from Systemic Therapy, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy, and Mindfulness Practice. I am a Registered Circle of Security Facilitator and I have completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course MA. I am a member of the IASW and I have statutory registration with CORU, SW003738. I continue to improve my knowledge and skills through regular Continuing Professional Development and Professional Supervision. I strive to a committed and non-judgemental practice.
I understand parents as being the experts on their child/children and, therefore, holding the solutions to their difficulties. I am interested in supporting parents in responding to their children’s needs in a rapidly changing world.
MSW & NQSW,
PG Dip. PTSM,
Circle of Security Facilitator