“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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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” (June 1998)
1 Researching race Context 1998.pdf
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“My journey across systemic training: from ugly duckling to elegant swan” (2009)
2 My Systemic journey Context 106 2009.p[...]
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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” - (2012)
4 SFBT Training Tutorial Context Feb 201[...]
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“Working systemically with groups” (June 2012)
5 Working Systemically With Groups Conte[...]
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A troubled family therapist undercover: some reflections on working with "troubled families" in a statutory agency (2014)
6 Troubled FT Context131.pdf
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Ethical Dilemmas and challenges of a supervision group in a statutory agency (2014)
7 Ethical dilemmas and challenges Contex[...]
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Through the haziness of what is systemic: a self-reflexive question (2015)
8 What is systemic? Context 142 2015.pdf
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Unprofessional Hug (2018)
9 Unprofessional Hug Context 159 2018.pd[...]
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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. http://www.humansystemsjournal.eu/library/volume-27/VOLUME-27-issue-3


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

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

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


"Being Systemic as a Way of Life"

Published in open access journal Murmurations Vol. 2 No1 (2019)

Available at http://murmurations.cloud/ojs/index.php/murmurations/article/view/71



2014 Invited speaker at the European COST conference on Bridging the Gap between Science and Art, organised 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 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".


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


2014 Presentation at the first national conference on NVR (NON VIOLENT RESISTANCE) in UK on 

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


2014 Presentation at South East Post Adoption Network Conference on Adoption Disruption 

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


2019 Presentation at the International Summer School on

The Mistery of entanglement between theories and practices 


2019 Presentations at the European Family Therapy Association conference -in Italy on 

"Taking Family Therapy out of the clinical room into people's homes. The reverse ethics of hospitality"

"The F.U.N. (Families united in Nature) project: taking family therapy outdoor." 


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