Children, Adolescents & Families

Olwen worked with children, adolescents and families within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in the NHS for over 15 years. She has extensive experience of working with a wide variety of mental health issues.

Olwen has worked with Children’s Services, Safeguarding and Fostering Teams in Cardiff and London providing therapy and consultation within contexts of high distress and complexity. There are occasions when parents or families want to talk about problems which are not necessarily of a mental health nature but are still creating tensions. This could include exploring school difficulties, parenting, domestic or social issues.

Family Therapy is often useful when working with families who wish to consider different ways of relating to each other, explore new ideas and possibilities, improve communication or deal more effectively with any problems they may be experiencing.

‘I worked in the same NHS team as Olwen and witnessed the ease with which she builds up a sense of collaboration and  understanding with families and individuals. We deal with areas of high complexity, distress and ongoing change and Olwen deals with this in a flexible, professional, enormously kind and open way.  She is excellent at encapsulating the emotional process that people are going through.’

Tracy Brain, Family Therapist