ABOUT ME AND MY APPROACH
From my personal and professional experiences consisting of over 30 years of working with individuals, couples’ children and families in the local authority, NHS, voluntary sectors both in the United Kingdom and in Africa, I have seen and observed the damaging effects of poor and negative relationship patterns on children, adults, couples and organisations. Through talking and positive engagement, I have also seen walls broken down, people reconnecting with lost skills and techniques, developing and adopting new ones and together with their resilience able to make small shifts which result in sustaining change and resolving some difficulties.
As a Psychotherapist, I am committed to the Systemic Approach that sees individuals and family members as part of a system that relates and influences each other in negative and positive ways, hence the need to work together to find solutions to difficulties. Systemic Psychotherapy is a branch of talking therapy, which research indicates is effective in a wide range of areas including parenting issues, child and adolescent behaviour, divorce and separation, adult mental health and changes in family life. This type of psychotherapy is particularly helpful in supporting families going through significant life changes, as well as treating specific problems such as relationship difficulties, psycho-sexual problems, domestic violence, mood disorders: anxiety and depression, alcohol or drug abuse, schizophrenia, adjustment to chronic physical illness. Link to AFT
Good clinical outcome for client is my major priority. So I adopt a non-judgmental stance, with sensitivity to difference and spirituality and strive to establish sincere and trusting therapeutic relationships with clients from the beginning. I pay attention to the impact of wider context issues, such as economic deprivation and accessibility, gender, sexuality, religion, culture, education, on children and family functioning and give priority to anti-discriminatory.
I am also passionate about the eradication of Female Genital mutilation (FGM). Through the Esther Kids Project, I provide culturally sensitive consultations, education and bespoke training to young people, teachers, parents, community/faith leaders and any interested persons and organisations.
I am married with two children and attend the Jubilee Church, a multicultural church in Enfield, where I lead and facilitate The Marriage Course and the Parenting Children’s Course.
M.Sc. Family and Systemic Psychotherapy – Institute of Family Therapy (IFT) /University of London
Advanced Diploma in Supervision of Family and Systemic Psychotherapy (Merit) Institute of Family Therapy (IFT)/University of London
Trained Freelance Female Genital Mutilation facilitator
Certificate in Group work (setting up and running Multi-Family Groups)
Postgraduate Certificate in Child Care Studies Brunel University
Post Qualifying Social Work Part 1Award Brunel University
Post Qualifying Child Care Award Brunel University
Diploma in management (Distinction) Birkbeck College, University of London
Bachelor of Art in humanities University of Sierra Leone
I am a registered member of:
•United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapist (UKCP) :click here
•Association of Family Therapist (AFT): click here
I adhere to their strict codes of conduct including subscribing to regular annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to keep updated and sharpen clinical skills
As a systemic therapist, I am bound by the confidentiality of my profession with regards to clients. I will breach your confidence if you say something that implies danger to yourself or others. I will be transparent and inform you when this has to be done
Terms and Condition including fees
Each Therapy session lasts for one hour and fees are paid at the beginning or end of the session or on account before the session.
Cost ranges from:
Individuals Psychotherapy from £90-100
Couples Psychotherapy from £100-£120
Family Psychotherapy from £100 - £120
Supervision and Mentoring from £90-£100
FGM Consultation and Training- fees will be disclosed to client as and when necessary.
I will attempt to reschedule cancelled appointment if you are unable to attend your booked appointment. I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy or full fee will be incurred, as I have allocated this time to you.