Leia Monsoon // Lead Family Consultant.
I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor with Post Graduate training in Counselling Children and Adolescents.
After working as a therapist I later went on to train as a Family Mediator with ADRg and then as a Family Consultant with Resolution. Family consultancy is to me a perfect blend of using my skills and doing what I enjoy, working in a therapeutic way to help families through change.
I have been working as a Family Consultant and counsellor with individuals and families in a variety of settings since 2004.
In my experience using mediation and collaborative law instead of drawn out court processes can offer a far better process and outcome for couples and especially for the children involved in divorce.
As a person I am down to earth, practical and like to balance out the serious nature of my profession with looking at the lighter side of life. I revel in nature, wild spaces and enjoy building and creating. I even trained in carpentry a few years ago to re-build my house.
It is important to keep growing with knowledge and competencies. Past continuous personal development trainings have included the following-
Dealing with affairs for Couples Juliet Grayson, Parental Conflict and Attachment Theory Dr Christopher Clulow CFED, Dan Hughes Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1 CFED, Parenting Together Programme- The Tavistock, London, Raising Happy Children, Steve Bidulph Lectures CFED, Understanding Loss, Grief and Bereavement Child Bereavement UK, Suicide Intervention-ASSIST, Maternal neglect and the Neurobiology of Attachment – CFED, Working with Parents who have Relationship problems-The Tavistock Centre, Systemic Approaches to Working with Families- BHCC & CAMHS, Understanding Anxiety and Managing it without drugs Human Givens College, Depression and CBT- The Priory, Integrated Working Practices- Croydon Council, Bridge to Primary Schools-Hove YMCA Therapeutic Services, Secrets of Self Harm- Sussex Partnership NHS, Drug & Alcohol Counselling – Equinox/CRI, Working Therapeutically with Refugees- London Met University, HIV Awareness Training- Southlands Hospital NHS
I am fully insured and a member of Resolution and BACP.