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I am an Accredited Family Mediator with the Family Mediation Council (FMC) with additional training in Direct Child Consultation (DCC) and a member of the Family Mediators Association. I am also a qualified Professional Practice Consultant (PPC) for family mediators and mediators working directly with children. I am a Systemic and Family Psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a member of The Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT) and qualified supervisor for family therapists and systemic practitioner; 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 chairperson 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 Centred Art Therapy (PCAT) Parental Coaching and Couples Therapy. I can offer you the benefit of more than 35 years’ experience of working with people with Mental Health issues. This enables me to offer an approach that will best meet your needs.
How I Can Help:
I am able to offer specific services to individuals, couples, young people and their families.
I offer assessment, treatment planning, consultation and supervision services.
I am able to offer support to mediators working towards their accreditation.
What I Can Help With:
If you are not sure if I can help then get in touch so we can have a chat to find out.