About Me

I am a UKCP registered Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and Systemic Supervisor and have worked for many years in a variety of settings including adult and child mental health within the NHS; criminal justice organisations; and within the social care sector of a local authority. I have experience in facilitating multi-family therapy groups as well as running groups for both adults and young people; and working with couples, individuals and families of all ages.

What is Family Therapy?

In family therapy, relationships are thought to form a key part of the emotional health of each member within that family. It is not surprising therefore, that families and those in close relationships sometimes get into difficulties due to their differences; or feel the strain when loved ones have troubles.
The systemic approach helps family members work together to find ways of overcoming distress, misunderstanding or pain affecting their relationships and putting a strain on the family unit- much like how different parts of the human body work together to help heal a broken bone or fight an infection. It is sensitive to diverse family forms, respecting the importance of each persons’ beliefs, culture and life experiences, making it a useful approach for people of all ages and backgrounds. Emma has a particular interest in attachment trauma and how this impacts on relationships and emotional wellbeing.

Family Therapy can help families and individuals to:

  • Gain a better understanding of how their family functions
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses within the family system
  • Set goals and devise strategies to resolve problems
  • Develop their communication skills

What I offer?

I offer a safe space in which to explore your difficulties and facilitate positive change. I am transparent and collaborative in my approach, helping you to improve relationships and overcome challenges.

I provide the opportunity for an initial consultation to help establish whether my approach is right for you at this time. There is no obligation to take it further.

Areas of specialisation:

I offer support to families, couples and individuals of all ages who are experiencing a variety of issues including:

  • Child, Adolescent and Adult Mental Health issues
  • Child, Adolescent and Adult Behaviour Difficulties
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Parenting Difficulties
  • Couple Relationship Difficulties
  • Eating Disorders
  • Illness and disability
  • Separation, divorce and step-family life
  • Fostering and Adoption
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse
  • Drug and Alcohol Misuse
  • Trauma
  • Age Related Difficulties and Other Life Cycle Changes.

I have a particular interest in attachment trauma and how this impacts on relationships and emotional wellbeing and am developing the use of EMDR within a family and couple therapy setting.

Training & Qualifications

2019-2020 Systemic Supervision, Exeter University

2013    Multi-Family Therapy Group Facilitator Training – The school and Family Works 

2012    MSc in Family & Systemic Psychotherapy – Institute of Family Therapy and Birkbeck College (University of London).

Useful information

I am available at Brighter Spaces in Guildford on Thursday evenings and in Dorking on Saturday mornings.

I also offer online sessions via Zoom.


I require at least 48hrs notice of cancellation for which there will be no charge. Appointments cancelled with less notice will incur the full session fee.