My experience and training
I am a Family & Systemic Psychotherapist.
I have over 28 years experience of working within therapeutic environments, covering a range of roles. To help you make sense of my experiences, and part of what informs my daily practice, my way of being, I offer a list of some of my various roles, and environments, I’ve been part of over the years:
Residential Social Worker, within specialist children’s homes and assessment centres.
Mobile Intervention Team (Youth Offending Team) – Within a specialist team set up to work with youth gangs and their families.
Mind – Adult mental health service.
Face 2 Face – young people’s therapeutic services.
Private practice (therapeutic sessions for individuals, couples, families, groups, ).
Social Care – covering a range of service areas (Children in Need, Looked after Children, Leaving Care service, Edge of care – Rapid Response), offering clinical support.
Tony Charles Clinical Consultancy LTD – agent of co-creating a space for change. Providing support to businesses, organisations, going through a transformation process, enabling best outcomes.
Social Enterprise – Various locations within inner city London areas and across the UK, introducing the usefulness of systemic ideas within social care environments, via consultations, facilitating training, reflective group consultations and clinical sessions.
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).
Group Reflective Consultation / Supervision.
Lead Clinician (Teaching) – The Centre for Systemic Social Work (CfSSW).
Working within these various environments, embracing a number of roles, has been a significant contribution to the person, the professional I am today, offering the client a bespoke service.
My training (Humanistic Integrative / Family & Systemic) enables me to provide, co-create a space in which we can, together, explore and work towards sustainable change. ‘The difference that makes the difference…’
In my current consultancy post as a Family & Systemic Psychotherapist, I provide therapeutic consultations and training to organisations, social care units, plus direct clinical work (family, couple and individual therapy).
My Private Practice has risen out of the wealth of experience I have gained over the years, enabling me to provide you with a Bespoke therapeutic experience, opening doors to, change and understanding.
Degrees and Speciality
MSc Family & Systemic Psychotherapy
Adv PG Dip Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Models of Brief Intervention in Therapeutic Work with Adolescents
Working With Gangs – Exploration of Gang Dynamics
Motivational Interviewing – For young people resistant to change
Compassion Focus Therapy
UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
BAATN (The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network)
AFT (Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice)
I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein.
My commitment to best practice
I am committed to my own professional and personal development to ensure I continue to offer the very best service to my clients.
My commitment includes:
Monthly supervision from a leading clinical trainer, supervisor.
30-70 hours of training per year in compatible therapy approaches, for enhanced integrative practice.
Daily Evaluation & reflective review of my work.
I offer Skype therapy, depending on my client’s
specific cases and needs.
To better meet my client’s needs, I work with a flexible timetable and occasionally during weekends.