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) at the Maudsley Hospital, supporting young people and families who present 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.