I am a humanistic therapist with 27 years of experience working with families, couples, individuals and children. I specialise in codependency and family work and run groups to support individuals and families in recovery.
I am trained in working with young people on all addictions and I work closely with teenagers suffering from anxiety and family break-down. My unwavering passion and belief in the positive and sometimes life-changing results that good therapy can provide has kept me motivated to continue helping as many people as I possibly can.
My work and training with Place2Be has particularly inspired me over the last few years. Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools and I have found my work with teenagers who are dealing with bullying, drugs / alcohol abuse or the break-down of their family-lives to be some of the most challenging but rewarding of my career.
- BA in Therapeutic Psychology from the University of Roehampton.
- Post-graduate diploma for ‘Counselling Children in Schools’ from the children’s mental health charity Place2Be.
- I trained at the Meadows Clinic in Wickenburg, Arizona, USA and ran an after-care programme for Cottonwood (Arizona, USA).
- From 2015-2018 I did extensive couples and family work for the Charter Clinic.
Depression and anxiety
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“Louise is a therapist who is conscientiously developing her already extensive skills to ensure she is meeting the needs of all her clients. As a trained and experienced counsellor, working with children and young people, Louise brings a wealth of understanding.”
Dame Benny Refson DBE (Pace2Be President)
“Louise has been my therapist since I was 15 years old. She has been through it all with me, without judgment. I feel understood when I am with her, I feel safe. Sometimes I feel she may know me better than I know myself. Louise has taught me not only to love and respect myself, but to love life at times I no longer had hope. The last six years together has been such a journey, not an easy one, but I wouldn’t change anything as I have learnt so much about myself and had someone by my side that I knew would be there no matter what. I do not know what I would have done without Louise’s support and wisdom. Louise has helped me grow into the woman I am today. I feel so grateful to call her not just my therapist, but my life long friend. She saved my life.”
Lady Lola Crichton-Stuart
“I first met Louise 9 years ago, in crisis. I was pregnant, in a new job and my marriage had received a severe shock. I can honestly say I do not believe my family would still be intact - and happier than ever - without Louise. On a personal level she has helped me realise being vulnerable is a strength and how to bring my ‘whole self’ into everything I do. Louise has had nothing but a profoundly positive impact on my life, and that of my family. ”
“Experienced and empathic with acute eye for where relationships are not all they should be. Louise is a humanist. You cannot not be in this job and too few recognise that, and just focus on science. Louise has that balance.”
John Stewart [Psychologist]
“At times in my life, when the wind was blowing (metaphorically speaking), everything was changing, and nothing made any sense. My instinct at these times was to do something, try something, to make things better. The outcome was always worse, more confusion, and more pain. One dark day, somehow I found myself in front of Louise. At first, very little of what she said to me made sense, most of it I disagreed with, but I decided to see her again, and again. Those initial small, difficult steps, became easier and more normal. I started to understand things I had never understood. Slowly life started to make sense, and it became less threatening. If you believe, as I do, that we all have our part to play in life, then my guess is that Louise’s part is to show us our path and to tell us not to be afraid to walk down it.”
“Louise has worked with different members of our family for the past few years. Leveraging her own life experience and her expertise, she is able to connect across generations. She helps reconnect family members on healthier bases, managing through issues as complex as addiction and co-dependence, while emphasising healthy and honest communications and threading through a strong belief in kindness and love.”