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Last updated: 19 Oct 2020
- Behavioural Couples Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Family Therapy
I have worked in psychotherapy services in the NHS for 18 years with adults and young people with a wide variety of emotional and behavioural difficulties and mental health problems. I have worked exclusively as a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist for eight years, having previously worked as a Mental Health Nurse Therapist and Psychotherapist for ten years.
I trained at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience while working at the Maudsley Hospital in London, initially in a specialist psychotherapeutic day unit for people with a diagnosis of personality disorder then subsequently for the Family Therapy Service in the Psychotherapy Department at the Maudsley Hospital.
I then worked in the Intensive Psychological Therapies Service at Lewisham Hospital before moving to Ipswich in 2014 to take on a role as a Family Therapist and Course Tutor developing family therapy in Suffolk.
I am a member of the Association for Family Therapy and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
I am fully insured and have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.
Areas of interest
antenatal and postnatal mental health; depression; bipolar disorder; diabetes; psychosis; alcohol dependence and harmful alcohol use; dementia; epilepsy; fertility problems; motor neurone disease; obesity and obesity prevention; prostate cancer; social anxiety disorder; stroke rehabilitation; drug and alcohol problems; mood disorders; anxiety disorders; PTSD; adjusting to illness and disability; relationship difficulties; psychosexual problems; intimate partner violence; ADHD; autism (0 - 18); challenging behaviour in learning disabilities; attachment; personality disorder; medically unexplained symptoms; pervasive withdrawal syndrome;
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
Current NHS consultant posts held
Family Therapist, Enhanced Child and Family Service, East Suffolk CFYP Care Group, Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Ipswich
Course Tutor, Intermediate Family Therapy Course, NSFT/Compass Schools
Courses offered to GPs
Please visit my website - www.therapy4.family
- PG Dip. Working with Groups in the Public & Independent Sectors Tavistock Clinic, London 2006
- MSc in Family Therapy Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurology, King's College, London 2011
- Dip. H.E. in Nursing Studies (Mental Health) University of Leeds 2001
- Foundation in Group Psychotherapy Goldsmith's College, London 2003
Affiliations / memberships
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
Post treatment communication
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