Separation or divorce can be a painful, frightening and isolating process for most people. Every separation is different and therefore individual needs will depend on you and the characteristics of the relationship. My extensive training and years of psychotherapeutic experience working with complicated relationships, challenging family dynamics and those with complex personality issues underpin my approach, giving me a unique understanding of the nuances involved in complicated relationship dynamics, allowing me to offer you a unique perspective. Whether you’re coming out of an unhealthy or abusive relationship or an amicable seperation, I can work with you on the transition towards a brighter future.There are many challenging components to consider when starting on this process. Legal proceedings can be daunting but unfortunately, are sometimes necessary to ensure the best outcome. However, there are other avenues that are better suited for some people – we can explore what your options are. Whichever option you choose I will be there to support and help guide you through the process.
Sometime the parent/child relationship can be knocked off course as the family dynamics alter, even if both parents are committed to a healthy co-parenting relationship moving forward. This can be particularly acute in more acrimonious relationships when one parent inappropriately involves the children or seeks to undermine the parent/child relationship. I can support you as you build and maintain a healthy relationship with your child / children and look at how you might establish effective communication with your former partner.
Your own wellbeing is essential and it is often part of the process to rebuild your sense of who you are as a individual after separation. We can work together to establish self-care routines, healthy boundaries that serve to strengthen your mental health, resilience and personal growth, enabling you to look after your needs in the here and now, and in time, to create and work towards a positive vision for your future, where you can thrive in your life post-divorce.
I specialise in a wide range of issues, including:
- Acrimonious separations
- Complex family dynamics
- Separating from someone with difficult behaviours and/or complex personality issues.
- Parenting and child issues, co-parenting, and parenting plan
- Resilience and mental health
- Creating healthy boundaries
- Envisioning and creating your new life, post-divorce
- Building and establishing confidence
- Boundaries and self care