All About Therapy
Systemic therapy seeks to understand the individual in relationships with others, rather than in isolation. It seeks to identify deeply entrenched unhelpful patterns within an individual's relationships and between family members rather than seeing problems located within an individual. All people are embedded in their context and are part of a larger unit or system, such as, a couple, a family, or an organisation.
During the therapeutic process I explore the clients' views and relationships in order to understand the problems they are experiencing. This approach helps family members to communicate better with each other. It can help families to change, develop and resolve conflict.
"There is no perfection only life."
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
I am a Family Systemic Psychotherapist and Supervisor accredited by UK Council for Psychotherapy
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to study therapeutic social work and eventually family and systemic psychotherapy. As an UKCP accredited Psychotherapist I am committed to the well-being of all my clients and go above and beyond to cater to their needs.
I truly care for all of my clients, and work diligently to help find them the answers they seek. I believe in developing a strong collaborative relationship with my clients to maximize their success. My strength-based approach is rooted in Systemic Theory. Empathy and humour play a significant role in my relational style.
I have worked with children, adolescents, and families with a variety of social, emotional, behavioural and learning issues. First, as a Clinical Social worker and Systemic Practitioner with children and adolescents that were being treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Since 2012 I have worked as a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist with individuals, couples and families in my private practice, The Brandon Centre and most recently the Local Authority.
I also work as a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist at The Tavistock Centre, a specialist mental health trust based in north London.
My therapy rooms are located in Mayfair, the City of London; Chelsea and Kensington and Kingston upon Thames.
Services I Offer
Your wellbeing is my ultimate concern. Since 2012, I have provided individuals, couples and families in Richmond and Kingston area a wide range of psychological and counseling services to suit their needs. Whether you are an individual, a couple or a family looking for help - my therapy sessions are designed to strengthen your confidence, and assist you in the healing process. Take a look at the services I offer, and get in touch with me today.
Family Systemic Therapy
Individual Systemic Therapy
You Ask - I Answer
Have a question you’d like to ask? I’m committed to giving patients the best care and experience I can. There’s no such thing as a bad question when it comes to mental health. Check out the answers to the FAQs below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any additional questions.
How long will it take before I see any benefits?
Being able to share your problems and worries with a therapist can help you better manage some of pressures you may be experiencing and that can already lead to some sense of relief after the first session. The intervals between sessions are from one to two weeks initially depending on the presented problems and needs of the family members. Decisions over these matters are negotiated collaboratively with all family members present.
Although it is hard to estimate and it differs widely, the average length of family therapy treatment ranges between 6 – 20 sessions.
Do you offer sliding scale rates?
I do not offer sliding scale rates.
How long does each therapy session take?
An individual therapy session usually lasts for 60 minutes and a couple and family session for 90 minutes.
What issues does Systemic Approach address?
Family and systemic therapy approach is beneficial at times of crisis and also when families and individuals deal with longstanding problems.
It serves to prevent problems such as behavioural difficulties in children and young people and improves parenting skills.
Some of the issues or situations at which a family could benefit from family therapy are listed bellow.
Promoting parenting skills and communication among family members.
Health problems, and particularly chronic physical illnesses.
Child and adolescent mental health.
Adult mental health.
Alcohol and other substance abuse.
Marital problems including lack of communication, separation and divorce.
Foster care and adoption.
Family life cycle and transitional stages of life issues.
Traumatic experiences, loss and bereavement.
Disruption of family life due to social, political and religious conflicts.
52a Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QF
South Molton Street, Mayfair, London
Fulham Road, London, SW10
+44 7800 894 891