About Me

I have practiced as a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist since 2010. I hold a MSc. Family and Systemic Psychotherapy degree from University College London and trained at IFT.  I am registered with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy); I am a member of AFT (Association for Family Therapy) and a registered member of the BACP. I live and work in the Isle of Thanet Kent. I have a broad range of therapeutic interests and specialise in working with children and adolescents with complex social and mental health needs. I have been working therapeutically with children, families, adults and couples for over 18 years. Prior to becoming a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist I was employed within the following fields; the Probation Service, the Youth Justice Service, the Social Service and the NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, where I am currently employed as a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist.  In addition, I am in private practice at the Priory Group Well-being Centre, Canterbury (canterbury@priorygroup.com)

I provide independent assessments of child and adolescent mental health. The assessment includes analysis of; psychological functioning, cognitive functioning, family functioning, emotional health and well-being, screening for mental health and behavioural difficulties and social and environmental factors that may impair the development of healthy emotional and behavioural responses. I provide comprehensive treatment plans that consider Systemic Family Therapy treatment modalities alongside other evidence based treatment options. I develop and implement creative intervention plans while working within difficult family and service level constraints. The client groups I work with have often experienced disenfranchisement and disassociation from statutory services. I regularly undertake anti-discriminatory practice training and remain acutely aware of the relevance of examining issues of race, gender, economic equality, disability, age, sexuality, ethnicity, power, class, education, religion and the cultural perspective of my clients. I make full use of clinical supervision and consultation where appropriate and I apply an openly reflective approach to my practice.