Looking to feel inspired by the challenges that face us? Wanting to bring about change in your work as a mental health professional? If so, our Systemic Training and Mentoring Program may well be for you.

Our programme is designed to be flexible and adaptable. It offers a unique way of working with families and complex systems filling the gap for a much needed resource within Adult Mental Health care. Our training programme has been designed with the busi-ness of functioning mental health teams in mind.  With often an already over-stretched workforce, the training offers a comprehensive package and teaching of systemic theory, experiential learning and reflective practice with ongoing support and group supervision provided in smaller groups over the course of the year.


Reasons to enrol and what you will gain from our program:


  • By the end of the training you will have developed skills and techniques, including self-reflexivity, curiosity, use of genograms and different types of questioning.

  • You will have grown in confidence working systemically with individuals, families and networks.

  • You will gain personal and professional growth focusing on use of self and working relationally with others.

  • It is an intensive 4-day training followed by supervision in small groups - providing you with a good foundation and understanding of systemic ways of working within complex systems.

  • Within a short time frame you will be given a solid platform from which to grow and develop further interest, should you wish to undertake specialist systemic training at post-graduate/masters level in the future.

  • You will be able to adapt your tool box of ideas and skills applying them to different contexts in your work with individuals, family groups and networks as well as other area of your life.

  • You will be able to work more flexibly with diversity, social difference and managing risk.


What our Programme Offers:


  • Theoretical and experiential learning, applying systemic ideas to practice with delegates bringing real live case examples to the training.

  • Small supervision groups allowing room for personal and professional growth and embedding learning.

  • Expanding skills and knowledge working systemically with individuals, families, communities and networks presenting with a range of complex mental health difficulties and diagnoses within Adult Mental Health: Psychosis, PTSD, eating disorders, complex care, anxiety and mood disorders, in-patient and community settings


Structure of the Programme (over a 12-month period):


  • 4 days of systemic teaching includes: 3 consecutive days with the 4th day taking place a month later.

  • 10 monthly group supervision sessions (1.5 hours) with participants bring and discuss real live case examples.



Who we are:


We are a team of three senior Systemic & Family Psychotherapists, Supervisors and Trainers with many experiences, we bring expertise having worked across a range of different settings in the NHS and Local Authority.


We have delivered this programme for 3 successful years with family members/carers co-facilitating and contributing to the development of the training programme.



Who the Course is for?:


  • Mental health professionals wanting to expand and develop their learning and skills working with individuals and families adopting a systemic approach to their work including: Psychiatrists, Clinical/Counselling Psychologists, Psychotherapists from different modalities, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Peer Support Workers, Mental Health Support Workers, Associate Mental Health Workers, Assistant Psychologists and Trainees.


Cost: £1875 per person inclusive of lunch and refreshment.



Systemic Training and Mentoring Contributors: 

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Lopa Vibhakar

Charlotte Chiu

Louise Jackson

Lopa is a highly trained Psychologist  and Systemic Psychotherapist with over 30 years experience working in NHS mental health services alongside running her private practice.


Lopa provides evidence based systemic therapy/ psychological interventions to individuals, couples and families with ongoing difficulties, conflicts and communication breakdown.

Lopa also works with people with severe and enduring mental illness such as depression, psychosis, post natal depression, Bi-Polar disorder, personality disorder and anxiety.

Through application of psychotherapy and organisational psychology, Lopa develops and delivers well-being programmes for organisations to support employee performance to include clients such as Bovis Lendlease, RBS, JP Morgan and UBS, Unilever.

Lopa works with peoples values, beliefs and behavior to create sustainable change in individuals, teams and organisations. 

Charlotte Chiu qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse and has thirty years of clinical and management experience, including CMHT, CAMHS, Specialist Eating Disorder Services, teaching, training and supervision.


Fifteen years ago, she  became a Systemic Psychotherapist and then trained as a Systemic supervisor. She spent four years as a tutor at KCC (Kensington Consultation Centre).


She continues to provide Systemic supervision & training in conjunction with Kings College London as part of her clinical practice in the NHS.

Charlotte is a council member of the CFCST (College of Family Couple Systemic Therapist), a faculty of the UKCP. She is currently working part time and is studying for a Doctorate in Systemic Psychotherapy

Louise Jackson qualified as a Social Worker and has thirty years of clinical and management experience working across different contexts within Children and Families Social Care, CAMHS and Adult Mental Health services in the NHS and Local Authority.


She has been a Children’s Guardian working within the Court arena in public and private law and as an expert witness has provided assessments for these purposes considering the mental health needs and complex presentations of children, young people, their families, parents and carers.


Fifteen years ago, she qualified as a Systemic Psychotherapist and then Systemic Supervisor having completed her training at Kensington Consultation Centre and the Tavistock Clinic. She continues to teach, train and supervise Social Workers developing in partnership with Local Authorities a Systemic model of Social Work expanding systemic thinking and practise across different teams.


Together with her systemic partners in the NHS, a model for systemic teaching, training and supervision has been successful in its development, contributing to the transformation of and as part of a robust research project, the development of Open Dialogue - an alternative approach to working with mental distress in Adult Mental Health services – this remaining an area of keen interest and passion.


Currently she is leading on the development of an integrated child and adolescent mental health service with stakeholders from both NHS and Local Authority contexts.

Louise continues her registration as a HCPC health care professional, and has professional membership with UKCP and AFT.