I've Been Thinking - Dr Shelagh's Blog
I am a Systemic and Family Psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and trained family mediator; Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) and a qualified Person Centred Art Therapist.
I have specialized in working with children, adolescents and adults who suffer from a wide range of psychiatric / psychological difficulties. I work individually with adults, with couples and with children, young people and their families.
I have experience in working in and managing services in both specialist inpatient settings and outpatient settings both within the NHS and the private sector. My background and experience also includes research, teaching /training and supervision.
I have held the position of chair person to professional organisations involved in promoting and continuing knowledge to enhance work specific to children and adolescents with eating disorders and to nurses working with this client group. I am member of the Eating Disorders Research Consortium which is a collaborative group of professionals dedicated to further research with children and adolescents with eating disorders. I have presented internationally on the subject of eating disorders, twins and family therapy.
I have trainings in a variety of approaches including Systemic and Family Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Person Centered Art Therapy (PCAT) Parental Coaching and Couples Therapy. I can offer you the benefit of more than 19 years experience of working with people with Mental Health issues. This enables me to offer an approach that will best meet your needs. These are delivered either on an individual basis or with other members of your family.
How I Can Help:
I am able to offer specific services to individuals, couples, young people and their families.
When working with children and adolescents I offer a model of working that supports the young person and their family as well as other professionals who may be involved in their care, in tackling what are often extremely complex issues.
I offer assessment, treatment planning, consultation and supervision services.
What I Can Help With:
Even if you are not sure what the problem is, but you just don't feel okay, I can help you to review your current issues and help plan a constructive way forward in managing the next stage of your life.