RAINBOW FAMILY THERAPY SERVICES LTD

BASED IN BRIGHTON AND COVERING EAST AND WEST SUSSEX

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”

(Marcel Proust)

"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by  surviving difficult times and challenging adversity" (Epicurus) 

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RAINBOW FAMILY THERAPY SERVICES
RAINBOW FAMILY THERAPY SERVICES

my cv

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

  • Experienced social care practitioner and Systemic and Family Psychotherapist
  • 10 year experience of working with children and families at high risk with dual expertise in Social Care and Systemic/Family Psychotherapy through undertaking complex parenting assessments and specialist intervention work in the child protection/safeguarding field.
  • Private practice offering therapeutic services e.g. therapeutic assessments of ability to change, family mediation, family therapy, post adoption support, life story work, kinship care support, family bereavement.
  • Working for a fostering agency in East Sussex
  • Teacher and trainer in adult learning i.e. Certificate in Systemic Practice for 6 years and currently visiting lecturer for Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, London 
  • Registered as a Systemic and Family Psychotherapist and supervisor with the relevant professional body (UKCP).
  • Systemic clinical supervisor offering clinical supervision to individuals and groups

 

KEY SKILLS

  • Extensive experience of working with families affected by multiple issues e.g. domestic violence, mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, physical and emotional abuse and child neglect, learning difficulty
  • Specialist services to adoptive families, including family narrative life story work, NVR parenting support, therapeutic parenting, attachment based work, family break up, family patterns of interaction and communication, family bereavement, EMDR as trauma treatment.
  • Therapeutic assessments skills e.g. assessments of parents and children with complex needs and high risk of harm due to neglect and various forms of abuse
  • Brief therapeutic interventions to address family issues e.g. communication, parents/children or sibling relationships, trauma, attachment, family conflict, domestic abuse, and child to parent violence 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Expert Witness in family proceedings
  • Group work and group leading including Multi-group Family Therapy and Eco-therapy
  • Consultation skills e.g. family consultations and professionals' consultations
  • Teaching and presentation skills in adult learning

 

SYSTEMIC AND FAMILY PSYCHOTHERAPY WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Job title: DIRECTOR OF RAINBOW FAMILY THERAPY SERVICES LTD

Start & End dates : Since 2013 - ongoing

 

Description:  providing highly specialist therapeutic  tailor-made interventions mainly in the field of adoption in the form of post adoption support to children and families e.g. narrative life story work, EMDR, parenting support including Non-violent Resistance, family therapy sessions, family attachments work, relationship work, family break downs support, bereavement work.    

Teaching, lecturing, tutoring in adult learning, developing a new supervision model for Camden Social Care services through the Tavistock

Providing  professional consultation, supervision to individuals, groups and organisations

 

 

Job title: INDEPENDENT SYSTEMIC AND FAMILY PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Start and End dates: since 2008 - 2013

Description: Undertaking therapeutic assessments of parenting capacity and capacity to change with parents or family members in respect of children within the context of Care Proceedings or kinship care assessments

Providing mediation work in situations of couple or family conflict, couple work, relationship work, attachment work, protective behavior work, family therapy sessions in order to explore family relationships and negotiate complex care arrangements

Providing specialist support to traumatized children and their carers in the form of life story work, family sessions, family mediation, parenting support, or bereavement support.

 

Job title: SELF-EMPLOYED TRAINER, LECTURER AND TUTOR AT THE INSTITUTE OF FAMILY THERAPY - LONDON.

Start & End dates : Since 2009 - 2014

 

Description:  Teaching, lecturing, tutoring in adult learning i.e. Post graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice and Agency Based Training

 

 

 

SOCIAL CARE WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Job title: SWIFT PRACTITIONER - Swift Specialist Family Services  

East Sussex County Council 

Start & End Dates: 01 Apr 2012 – 31 December 2012

 

Description: Undertaking Specialist Family & Parenting Assessments and short interventions with a particular emphasis on issues of sexual risk, domestic abuse, learning difficulty.

 

Job title: SENIOR FAMILY RESOURCE WORKER

East Sussex County Council, Family Resource Centre Peacehaven/Maywood  

Start & End Date: Apr 2007 to March 2012

Description  Leading and Mentoring role in undertaking Specialist Family & Parenting Assessments and short interventions with families affected by multiple issues e.g. sexual abuse, domestic abuse, learning difficulty, substance misuse and mental health

 

Job title: FAMILY RESOURCE WORKER

East Sussex County Council  

Start & End Dates: November 2004 to March 2007

Description: Undertaking family assessments, providing parenting groups, direct work with parents to develop parenting skills, direct work with children who have experienced loss and change, including life story work.

 

Job Title: SOCIAL WORK ASSISTANT - LAC team

East Sussex County Council

Start  & End Dates: May 2004- November 2004

Description: Child protection plans, promoting Looked after children’s placement stability, health and well-being, positive education and contact with birth families.

 

Job Title: SOCIAL WORK ASSISTANT

East Sussex County Council – Family Support Team -

Start  & End Dates

December 2002- May 2004

Description: Child protection plans, life story work, promoting Looked after children’s placement stability, health and wellbeing, positive education, contact with birth families and siblings

 

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