Lynne Willis 273 270


Systemic Psychotherapy with families, couples and individuals

Lynne Willis photoI have wide ranging experience since 1981 in the NHS, Social Services and in the independent sector, in out-patient and in-patient settings. I trained at the Tavistock Clinic and qualified as a Systemic Family Psychotherapist in 1997. My training and experience include research, teaching and clinical supervision.

I have experience with children, adolescents and adults with emotional, relationship, psychological and psychiatric difficulties, including depression, anxiety, stress, fears, phobias, OCD, self-esteem, eating disorders, abuse, trauma, substance misuse, conduct disorders, bereavement, physical illness, school attendance, self-harm, sexuality, identity-related concerns, life transitions, fostering and adoption issues, work-related concerns, managing conflict, divorce and family breakdown.

I aim to work collaboratively and together we can decide whether individual, couple or family therapy is most appropriate, frequency of sessions, and whether to aim for short-term focused work or longer term more exploratory work.

Systemic Psychotherapy is based on the belief that an individual’s distress arises from how they see themselves and how they relate to the world and to other people, rather than something being inherently “wrong” with them. Including family members in sessions can often lead to recognition of new options and to the use of untapped strengths and resources, and provides an opportunity to talk together when there is little time to do this at home and to the possibility of better understanding, and changing unhelpful patterns.

I aim to respect different values and beliefs and recognise that families vary widely in structure and culture. I regard the term family as meaning any group of people who define themselves as such.


MSc in Family Therapy Practice, Teaching & Research

Tavistock Qualification in Family Therapy Supervision

BA Psychology

Certificate of Qualification in Social Work

Diploma in Applied Social Studies

Diploma in Counselling

Professional Bodies

UKCP registered

Member of Association of Family Therapy

BUPA accredited

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