This Hart therapist is a Family and Couples Therapist, (Clinical Social Worker) with over 25 years’ experience working across diverse sectors such as mental health, specialist child and family relationship services, family law settings and private practice.
This Hart therapist’s practice combines experience and knowledge with care and compassion. She provides a strong client centred approach, working collaboratively with couples to identify priorities, support wellbeing and work towards positive change. She believes it is important that couples gain hope, relief and a way forward right from the first session.
In her work with couples, she offers valuable tools to reduce stress and build communication confidence and competence. She also offers the opportunity to connect current relationship patterns with past life experiences, with the aim of assisting clients to gain new perspectives and greater insight and empathy for themselves and each other.
She assists a wide variety of individuals and couples from diverse cultural backgrounds and couples from LGBTIQ+ communities.
She has extensive experience working with individuals and couples who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, past or current trauma and abuse, grief and loss, relationships difficulties across the life cycle, parenting struggles, separation and divorce and other life transitions. She also offers step family formation and transition work; recovery from experiences of family violence/ trauma and assistance to take responsibility for harmful behaviours in relationships.
She has a commitment to gain regular feedback from her clients, in order to create a safe and effective therapeutic relationship. She uses this feedback to inform her work, and is able to employ a combination of evidenced based relationship therapies, such as Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman and interpersonal neurobiological methods. She is also able to employ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), systemic and narrative therapies.