Family and Systemic Psychotherapy
As a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist specialising in Children's Mental Health I have worked in both voluntary and statutory services since 2006. I have a particular interest in child parent relationships and the difficulties that can occur through the family life cycle.
Family Therapy is an Evidenced Based Approach that recognises different individual perspectives and the importance of working collaboratively. In my experience each family has their own unique cultural beliefs and expectations of family relationships which must be understood and respected in order to be helpful. I draw on a number of theoretical models including Attachment Based Family Therapy for Childhood Depression and Communication Theory whilst firmly adhering to the core principles of Neutrality and Curiosity.
I appreciate that change can be complex and as such it is often beneficial to include family members and significant others where it feels safe to do so. Often children and adults wish to meet separately initially before considering how to convene all together. Understandably talking can be difficult and at these times I draw on creative methods such as writing, drawing and movement to support people in being able to express themselves and experience new ways of being together.
Sessions facilitate meaningful conversations with family members encouraging insight and understanding. This space allows time for exploration and reflection whilst drawing on existing family strengths and resources to bring about changes.
I invite clients to meet for two assessment sessions initially where we can discuss the goals of therapy and ways of working together.
Clinical Supervision, Training and Consultation
In addition to working as a Tutor at the Birmingham Family Therapy Training Programme I offer Evidenced Based Individual Clinical Supervision for Family Therapy Trainees and Consultation to organisations wishing to develop systemic ways of working.
Complete the form below with your details and therapy requirements - Kyla will then contact you to discuss making a booking....