As a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, I work with family groups, couples, individuals and anyone in a close relationship to find ways to help each other, to become unstuck and to create change, when experiencing difficulties in these important relationships.

My aim is to collaborate, and to understand the patterns and problems at play within relationships in order to be able to develop those relationships for the better, and to resolve conflict.

I am qualified as both an Occupational Therapist and a Family & Systemic Psychotherapist, with 27 years’ experience in the areas of Paediatric neurodevelopment, mental health (including eating disorders), developmental trauma, parent work and high conflict relationships

My areas of special interest are parenting, and parental guidance in separation and divorce or high conflict relationships.

My clinical practice is based predominantly within the NHS, in a busy inner London hospital based CAMHS service where I am a senior clinician in a specialist neuro-developmental service. This work includes emergency psychiatric liaison work, teaching of medical students and providing supervision for counsellors within the hospital Oncology service.

My private practice is based in North and Central London, where I offer face to face and online appointments at this time.

I occupy other roles connected to my work, for example I have been invited to speak on panels as a professional expert, discussing topics such as parenting, mental health, young people and screen use.

I am a regular visiting lecturer at the Tavistock and Portman NHS trust, which is where I trained. I currently teach systemic modules on the Educational Psychologists’ Doctorate course as well as Systemic Family Observation on further post graduate clinical and academic courses.

I am a school governor at an Ofsted rated outstanding hospital school, with responsibly for safeguarding and SEN.

As a parent myself, a school advisor, parenting and mental health professional, I believe in a straightforward approach, which can be summed up as prioritising relationship connections using curiosity and compassion.

I have a clear, warm and direct approach which is intended to be transparent, and to help communication be at its best in order for the work to achieve our joint goals.

I am registered and accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP), and The Association of Family Therapists (AFT).

  • I carry full professional indemnity insurance.
  • Sessions last between 50-90 mins.
  • I offer an initial 15 min discussion without charge.

Working with emotional difficulties and challenges can be hard work. Sometimes people and their relationships can feel worse before they begin to feel better, and I will work with you to support any strong responses. I do not however provide crisis response, but work collaboratively with professional colleagues, where necessary providing a supportive network within which to carry out this at times challenging work together