Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
Tell us about your role
I initially studied communication and then psychology before I decided to pursue specialist training in Systemic and Family Psychotherapy. This basically means that I am qualified to work therapeutically with individuals, couples and families of all kinds, with a focus on how people connect with each other, manage transitions and strengthen their resources. My aim is to offer young people (and their families) a safe space to explore the meaning they make of their embodied and relational experiences, support them in connecting with resilience and bringing about positive change in their lives. I am based in GIDS London but also work in Birmingham, in our satellite clinic, two days a month. I also co-facilitate training for professionals wanting to develop their skills in working with gender non-conforming and gender diverse young people and families.
Where have you worked outside of GIDS?
Alongside GIDS, I also work as a Senior Systemic & Family Psychotherapist and Systemic Supervisor at the National & Specialist Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Service (CAEDS), supporting young people and families with eating difficulties. My previous clinical experience includes inpatient and outpatient child and adolescent services, adult/couple outpatient services in the NHS, as well as non-statutory services supporting individuals and families affected with HIV. I have therefore gained experience in supporting individuals and family systems presenting with often complex and enduring difficulties.