Louise is a friendly, thoughtful and empathic therapist who works with individuals, couples and families who have emotional issues, difficulties in relationships and trauma.

Louise likes to work with people and families collaboratively and at their own pace. She believes that building a trusting relationship is essential before exploring past experiences, family’s patterns of relating and hopes for the future.

Louise has worked in the NHS for twenty-two years and, alongside her role at Beacon House, continues to work for the NHS part-time in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Louise is a qualified Family and Systemic Therapist and has trained as an Individual Practitioner in Cognitive Analytic Therapy. Louise has been a Family Therapist for eight years, both in adult services and child and adolescent services.

Over the last two and a half years, Louise has worked in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team as a Systemic Therapist in a multi-racial and urban environment. Louise has gained a lot of experience working with people from different cultures, young people, looked after children, carers and families through individual and family therapy. Louise has worked with young people who are exploring their sexual and gender identity.

Louise has worked for twenty years in a variety of specialist adult services, offering a wide range of therapeutic approaches for people with emotional difficulties and complex trauma. Louise gained experience in individual therapy, group therapy and a range of therapeutic approaches including Family Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Mentalization-based Therapy, Psychodrama, Art Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. This means that Louise can draw on different therapeutic approaches to best meet the needs of the people and families she works with.

Louise has experience in offering systemic supervision, clinical consultation and teaching. Louise is currently studying on an Advanced Diploma course in the Supervision of Family and Systemic Psychotherapy.

  • Advanced Diploma in the Supervision of Family and Systemic Psychotherapy – The Institute of Family Therapy
    Completing at present
  • Msc In Family Therapy – Kings College London
    2012
  • Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy – Kings College London
    2010
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner Diploma – Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy
    2006
  • BSc In Mental Health Nursing – South Bank University
    1998
  • Developmental Trauma vs Neurodevelopmental Disorder
    Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH), 3 hours, December 2021
  • Attachment Narrative Therapy
    Arlene Vetere and Rudi Dallos, 4 days, March 2021
  • Supervising systemically
    Barry Mason, 1 day, December 2020
  • Beyond words through action and movement
    John Burnham, 1 day, November 2020
  • Second phase parenting
    Myrna Gower, 1 day, June 2020
  • No frontiers in the digital world: how the digital world is changing our work with young people and families
    Mark Rivett and Stacey McDonald, 1 day, June 2020
  • Therapy as improvisation: collaborative and systemic orientations towards generative dialogue
    Jim Wilson, 1 day, November 2019
  • The attachment based family therapy introduction workshop
    Guy Diamond, 1 day, 2019
  • An introduction to the COURAGE model: A narrative approach to working with violence in relationships
    Ncazelo Ncube, 1 day, April 2019
  • Including families and networks in family therapy
    NHS, 1 day, May 2019
  • Mentalization-Based treatment for families
    Anna Freud Centre, 3 days, 2019
  • Mentalization-Based treatment: Basic training
    Anna Freud Centre, 2 days, 2017