Prior to qualifying as a psychotherapist I worked as first a social worker and then as a clinical social worker providing individual, family and group therapy, in a variety of settings including business and community based organisations. The people I worked with came with relationship problems, work related problems, depression, anxiety or had experienced trauma because of domestic violence. I later worked in a number of schools in London, providing managers, teachers and other professional staff, all who were working with very challenging children, with group and individual supervision (a reflective space to think more deeply about their work) as well as short-term therapy..
I am a social worker and systemic practitioner. I have worked for over 25 years in a number of settings, both public sector and voluntary, including children and families, fostering, family support, domestic abuse, and child and adolescent mental health services. I am in my final year of my Family and Systemic Psychotherapy Training.