Nathalie is experienced in working with the symptomatic behaviour that relational trauma can bring. This can manifest in anxiety, low mood, self-harming, challenges with emotional regulation, aggressive behaviour and impulsive risk-taking behaviours. Her systemic interventions use strength-based attachment relational interventions. She is influenced specifically by Emotion Focused Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Therapy, Thera play, Attachment Narrative Therapy, Functional Family Therapy and None Violent Resistance (NVR) models.
Nathalie is aware that the family system has the potential to offer mediation and repair for emotional and behaviour difficulties, but that equally it can contribute to existing challenges through toxic behaviour often triggered by shaming and blaming narratives.
The process of repair, reparation, renewed trust and hope is key to therapeutic healing and is facilitated in a timely sensitive manner where all competing family narratives are given due consideration as part of the therapeutic experience. In her experience it is in offering a flexible safe therapeutic space through joined relational therapy where individuals feel heard in addition to developing the ability to listen with curiosity and openness to others which is a key first step towards the change process. Within her work she privileges everyone having a voice using the therapeutic space to afford all respective family members to have the opportunity to experience listening to each other in a non-conflictual way. Important to this emotional attunement which is embedded within the therapeutic process and is significant within the change process where everyone is held in mind. As part of the therapeutic engagement a phased approach is used where individual sessions are offered to the respective family members prior to joined work with all the family taking place.
Addressing Systemic Therapeutic Interventions and a pedagogic approach within secondary schools for young adults where there is a correlation between educational difficulties and mental health symptoms.
Previously conducted Anglo French research as part of my systemic qualification addressing the work of family therapists working with refugees.
- BA Honours Sociology, University of Central England
- Certificate of qualification in Social work (CQSW), Swansea University
- Currently on a Doctorate in Psychotherapy by Professional Studies, Metanoia
- Masters in Criminology, Middlesex University
- Masters in Systemic Psychotherapy, Tavistock