I am a systemic and family psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer with over 30 years experience of helping individuals, families – including adult families – and couples to overcome difficulties they are experiencing in their lives.
Currently, I work in independent practice and in the NHS, in child and adolescent services, as both a clinician and clinical supervisor. I also work as a visiting lecturer at The Tavistock Institute and I have worked as a supervisor/trainer on the MSc Systemic Psychotherapy training course at The Institute of Family Therapy.
Family and systemic psychotherapy with Maureen
Systemic psychotherapy can be very useful in alleviating a range of problems that individuals and families commonly encounter. As a therapist I can provide help and guidance for those experiencing difficult times.
Systemic psychotherapy aims to promote understanding and collaboration in relationships and amongst family members. I work in partnership with you and am sensitive to diverse family structures, relationships, beliefs and cultures. I respect the family’s and individual’s experience and aim to build on the already existing strengths.
I focus on how the family might work together to bring about positive change, arranging sessions that can be with individual members or with the family as a whole. Systemic psychotherapy may be used as the primary source of help or used as a complementary approach in conjunction with other support.
When seeing couples and families I work as a co-therapist with my colleague, Emily Strang.
Qualifications and experience
MSc, Family and Systemic Psychotherapy, Birkbeck College, University of London/IFT
AASW, Birkbeck College, University of London/IFT
Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Supervision, Teaching and Training, University of Bedfordshire/KCC
MSc, CQSW, Bedford College, University of London
MA, Psychology, University of Glasgow
Registered with UKCP and AFT
We offer a sliding scale of fees based on income, which we can provide on request.
Issues I help with
I work with families, couples and individuals affected by a range of personal and/or relationship difficulties, dilemmas and concerns. These include:
- Concerns about emotional wellbeing
- Mental health
- Loss and bereavement
- Divorce and separation
- Blended families
- Eating disorders
I provide clinical supervision to other professionals from a range of disciplines and trainings.