“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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my published articles

I am passionate about therapeutic writing i.e. writing as a therapeutic tool for my personal and professional development as well as to promote the sharing of ideas within the systemic field. I have had many articles published in Context which is the national Family Therapy magazine. See below

“Muddles and struggles of a trainee researching race and culture: implications for family therapy training” – Context, 97 (June 2008)
1 Researching race 1998.pdf
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“My journey across systemic training: from ugly duckling to elegant swan” – Context, 106 (December 2009)
2 My Systemic journey 2009.pdf
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“There is no such a thing as the perfect question” – Context (April 2011)
3 Perfect question? 2011.pdf
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“A training tutorial on solution-focused therapy: a forum of voices sharing their reflections” - Context, 119 (February 2012)
4 SFBT Training Tutorial 2012.pdf
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“Working systemically with groups” – Context 121 (June 2012)
5 Working Systemically With Groups 2012.[...]
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A troubled family therapist undercover: some reflections on working with "troubled families" in a statutory agency - Context 131 (Feb 2014)
6 Troubled FT Context131.pdf
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Ethical Dilemmas and challenges of a supervision group in a statutory agency
7 Ethical dilemmas and challenges.pdf
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Through the haziness of what is systemic: a self-reflexive question
8 What is systemic? Context142 2015.pdf
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Unprofessional Hug - Context 159 October 2018
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+ "Dominant discourses about change and the impact of restructuring on power relations in public services in UK " 2015, Published on Human Systems  2015, 26(2) See abstract at http://www.humansystemsjournal.eu/library/Volume-26/issue-2


+ "Migration as intergenerational emotional homelessness: a personal story" - Published on Human Systems 2016, 27(3) and presented at the Annual AFT conference 2018. 


"My English therapist self lost in translation with an Italian client"

Published in open access journal Murmurations Vol. 1 No2 (2018): Issue 2

Available at http://murmurations.cloud/ojs/index.php/murmurations​



Invited speaker at the European COST conference on Bridging the Gap between Science and Art, an event sponsored by the European Framework Programme to promote and strenghten Europe's research and innovation through networking across disciplines and scientific communities and collaborative research projects.

12-14/5/2014 - Sirolo (Ancona, Italy)


Title of my presentation: "From biological systems to human systems: art as a language to expand therapeutic possibiities"

Invited partner in European COST ACTION IS1102 a European network of academics to research changes in Social Services in Europe. Title of the project Sos Cohesion, Social Services, Welfare State and Places

Presentation at network meeting in Bratislava in November 2014 on 

" A systemic analysis of key dominant discourses about change and the impact of restructuring processes on power relations in a statutory childcare agency in UK".


Presentation at the first national conference on NVR in UK on 28/10/14 on

Successes, failures and unexpected outcomes: a case study on NVR with an adoptive family

Presentation at South East Post Adoption Network Conference on 13/11/2014 on Adoption Disruption 

‘Child to Parent Violence – learning from a pilot project using the Non-Violent Resistance approach with adoptive families’  


2015 Being a political activist by using creativity to reflect on your beliefs and passion

2017 Kiting in the park: Working creatively with adoptive children and families 

2018 Migration as intergenerational emotional homelessness: a personal story

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