Professional background and experience

I am a specialist Systemic Psychotherapist who has over 20 years of experience working with children, young people and their families in different capacities. I have worked in the NHS, children’s services, education, and the non-profit sector – supporting a range of difficulties from mental health, educational issues, special educational needs, to parenting.

I have extensive experience in the area of complex trauma, working clinically with children and young people, their families and the wider “system of professionals.” I more recently worked for a Human Rights organisation with survivors of trauma and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children adding to my experience of working cross-culturally.

I believe that every situation is unique and a range of therapeutic techniques are required to build a therapeutic approach designed around the needs of the people involved.

Training and qualifications
  • MSc (Distinction) Systemic Psychotherapy
  • PgCert Systemic Psychotherapy
Accreditation to professional bodies
  • Accredited with the UKCP, and The Association of Family Therapy.
  • Members of the BPS (MBPsS)
Areas of special interest
  • I am particularly interested in complex trauma and the effects of families and the wider support network.

If you’re interested in booking an appointment with Arlette, book a free initial consultation here.

What to expect from our Therapists

We carry out rigorous checks and vet all our therapists before they join the team. They must meet with our high standards of professional specification which includes:

This means that the mental health professional you see will be qualified, experienced and competent.

We are a private mental health clinic and have a number of therapists with different specialities. Because of this, we can offer therapies to help with a wide range of mental health issues from Anxiety to PTSD and child psychology.

First, we carry out a triage step during a 15-minute free initial telephone consultation. Depending on the challenges you’re facing, we will then recommend a counsellor, CBT therapist or clinical psychologist.

We also have clinic locations throughout the North, so there is usually one not too far from you.

As a result, we can usually offer an appointment quickly and at a time and place convenient for you. But, above all, tailored to your needs.

Please note, not all of our therapists work from all our clinic locations. Contact us for information on which therapists it is possible to see at which locations.

As well as Arlette we have a number of other Clinical Psychologists, CBT Therapists and Counsellors in our team.