Family and Systemic Psychotherapy Services

Trainer and Provider of Couple, Individual and Family Therapy services in West Sussex

12 Northgate_Chichester

About Changeworks during COVID-19.

All sessions are now online via Zoom or Skype. Ensuring everyone's safety and wellbeing is paramount, to ensure access to talking therapy can continue.

Family and Systemic Therapist, MSc.

Hello, my name is Lynsey Waterhouse. I started my company Changeworks, in 2007. I provide psychotherapy and counselling to children and adults. Family Therapists are very experienced professionals, who can help people talk together about feelings, behaviours and actions that are worrying or are causing people to be unhappy.
Over the years, I have also worked with many businesses, offering workshops, reflective practice and systemic consultations.

In March 2019 Changeworks moved to dedicated offices.
Find me at 12 Northgate, Chichester, PO19 1BA

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Lynsey Waterhouse

hcpc and UKCP registsered

Systemic Theory and how I work

A Family and Systemic Psychotherapist is interested in the patterns of conversations people have with one another, sometimes these can be unhelpful or cause frustrations or leave people feeling their needs are not being met.
The context of a conversation is also helpful to explore, as interactions can be impacted by power, gender, beliefs, education, religion and culture.

Changeworks supports:

  • Developing opportunities for people to communicate together about their lives

  • Encouraging children and families to talk openly and honestly about their thoughts and feelings

  • Creating a safe space where dilemmas can be identified and explored

Find out more about family therapy

Referrals

Changeworks is based in Chichester, West Sussex. Individuals, Couples and Parents can referral themselves and I welcome enquiries from GP's or other Health and Social Care Professionals.
If you would like to discuss support, or if you have any further questions you can contact me either by telephone on 07759 786715 or by email at lynsey@changeworkssussex.co.uk.

Services
Counselling and Family Psychotherapy

Counselling and Family Psychotherapy

Supporting children and adults to communicate and explore their thoughts, feelings and actions

CPD Workshops

CPD Workshops

Delivering engaging, systemically informed topics that allow teams to explore relevant issues that are encoutered in Health and Social Care contexts

Systemic Consultation and Reflective Practice

Systemic Consultation and Reflective Practice

Bringing a systemically informed sense of curiosity for you and your work context or to a team or clinical situation with the aim of reflection and support.

Individual, Couple and Family Therapy.

How will we talk together?

When I first meet new clients, I am interested to hear from everyone, what they think is not going well. Each person might have their own story about what is going wrong and what or who needs to change.

- Communication might be a problem and individuals might feel their needs are not being met.
- Parents might be concerned about a child's behaviour
- A couple might be arguing and becoming unable to talk together.

I encourage people to be curious, asking questions about what they hear. Helping couples and families understand behaviours and exploring what impact it has on their relationships. By providing play equipment, puppets and pens and paper children and adults can help each other understand thoughts and feelings, when words are sometimes not enough.

How to book an appointment

Family Therapy sessions, for individuals, couples and families are for one hour and are charged at £70.00.
If you have any questions please contact me by email at lynsey@changeworkssussex.co.uk

Alternatively you may also contact me on 07759 786715.

Confidentiality

Changeworks is committed to safe and professionally accountable practice. Information will remain confidential unless, with client agreement, it is felt to be beneficial to share information with a GP or other identified professionals. If I have reason to believe that a child or adult is at risk of harm to themselves or to others then the information may need to be shared without consent.

Client feedback

I cant thank you enough for all your support, it has been invaluable. You have sincerely helped me through such a hard time, that will always be remembered.

- Family Therapy - mum
I see that I have confidence and I like how I can be bold

- Family Therapy - young person
I found it so helpful to be able to say to my parents how I felt, after so many years.

- Family Therapy - adult male

Reflective Practice & Consultation Services

Professional support for caring professionals

Over the years I have met many Nurses, Doctors and Carers in the field of child disability or chronic illness who do not feel they have appropriate, supportive supervision.

The Royal College of Nursing Competencies in Palliative Care for Children and Young People 2012, states that "level 8 nurses should act as a facilitator for staff who require bereavement support, debrief staff and provide clinical supervision, mentor staff and understand and seek their own appropriate clinical superivison".

“At a personal level, Doctors need help in: • forming realistic expectations of themselves • accepting the feelings that some situations and patients produce • having a life outside of work • handling change and transitions • understanding the system in which they work • coping with unreasonable and stressful workloads. (Owen, Shohet and Owen, 2012)

Reflective Practice and Systemic Consultation can provide

  • Objective reviewing of information or problem
  • Different perspectives being considered and explored
  • New solutions uncovered
  • A space to share the personal impact of challenging work, which might be feelings of frustration, worry or sadness.

Good support for others, begins with your own professional support.

NICE, (2004) recommends the task of supervision to a level four professional. As a qualified and experienced Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, with NHS and Charitable sector experience, I am ready to provide you with the advanced clinical skills, along with relevant experiences of working with children and families, young people with additional needs and themes of disability, illness and bereavement.

I provide individual, reflective practice from £60.00 per person. For teams or groups please contact me with your specific requirements for a tailored quote. 

 

An example of a Systemic Consultation

Children's Hospice Service - Children's palliative care Nurses and Carers.

In leading the consultation, I invited everyone to help map out the family composition using information like age, marital status, and relationships to one another. I also used a pictorial tool called a Genogram and together we created a helpful diagram of the family members, their relationship to one another along with a summary of the presenting difficulty. I then invited each person in the group to make observations about how they saw the difficulty. We teased out several themes from the conversation and then focused on how we might go about addressing these.

The outcome from the consultation was a clear plan, with action points identified between the relevant professionals that were key working the case and an agreed date to bring this back to the group for ongoing feedback.

 

Systemic Reflective Practice

One to one support for an NHS Consultant - reflection and support

The Consultant had to break some bad news to a young person about the deterioration of their chronic condition. They had an existing relationship but the young person's family didn't feel able to listen to the information, wanting a second opinion from another Doctor. This was very difficult for the Doctor, as he wanted to support the family in their wish and offered to arrange the second option but as the family then didn't wish for the Doctor to continue to see the young person, his relationship with this young person ended, at a critical time in the young persons treatment. The Consultant had lots of feelings such as failure, sadness and frustration.

Training & Events

Changeworks provides systemically informed bitesize training and one day conferences, on themes that impact Carers, Nurses, Therapists and Allied Health and Social Care Professionals, along with tailored courses that are highly applicable for all business sectors.

Bitesize (2hr) training sessions, have been created, to allow for the greatest flexibility for continuing professional development. The topics are highly accessible to both newly qualified and experienced professionals, including business leaders.

Come and be part of how Changeworks is evolving the relationship we have for training we NEED to do and training we WANT to do. Shoes are optional but your curiosity is essential!

A One Day Conference on Systemic Conversations around team support, boundaries and self care when working with chronic illness

DATE: Rolling dates throughout 2019
TIME: 10 - 3pm

The day will allow for professionals to take time with others, to think about the context in which they work and the complexity and emotionally charged situations that surround them. There will be lots of activities to allow for shared discussions and reflection, to draw out current practice and self care methods, but also to give space for considering new ways of approaching these issues going forward.

This day is suitable for newly qualified and experienced Nurses and Carers and Allied Health and Social Care Professionals.

Price

£65.00 per person. Maximum 25 places available.

Location
  • This conference can be delivered in Chichester and alternative inhouse venues can also be considered.

  • Contact Lynsey for more information on 07759786715

Book online

Post Bereavement; Looking after yourself and others in the workplace.

DATE: Rolling dates throughout 2019
TIME: 10am - 12pm

This bitesize course will allow for conversations and reflections on the exposure to bereavement and loss at work. Explore the bereavement culture in your organisation and gain confidence in talking about the impact on individuals and teams. Learn helpful ways to respond and to promote a healthy, compassionate workplace.

The course can be tailored to meet the needs of care organisations and non care businesses, to ensure the content is relevant and responsive. An Inhouse training package is also available on request.

Price

£30.00 per person. Six spaces available

Location
  • Changeworks offices, 12 Northgate, Chichester, PO19 1BA
    Upstairs, first floor, ring office doorbell and Lynsey will come and meet you.
    Get directions
  • 07759786715

Book online

The Family Life cycle - Stages, Challenges and Opportunities

DATE: Friday 22nd November 2019
TIME: 10am -12pm


Join us in exploring The Family Life Cycle as a systemic theorectical base from which to inform questions and curiosity with clients.

Price

£30.00 per person. Six spaces available.

Location
  • Changeworks offices, 12 Northgate, Chichester, PO19 1BA
    Upstairs, first floor, ring office doorbell and Lynsey will come and meet you.
    Get directions
  • 07759786715

Book online

Genograms and Transgenerational Themes - Discussion and Reflection on the impact for working with individuals and families.

DATE: 20th September 2019
TIME: 10am - 12pm


Join us for a creative and historic few hours to explore how we can use these powerful tools to acknowledge and explore our own cultural stories, beliefs and practices for self reflection and to increase our respectiful curiosity.

Price

£30.00 per person. Six spaces available.

Location
  • Changeworks offices, 12 Northgate, Chichester, PO19 1BA
    Upstairs, first floor, ring office doorbell and Lynsey will come and greet you.
    Get directions
  • 07759786715

Book online

Specialised support for Teams

Reflect and Remember - A facilitated space for teams, to allow reflection on the practical and emotional processes surrounding the death of a child or adult.

DATE: Rolling dates throughout 2019/20
TIME: 2 hours

Suitable for Schools, Nurseries, Care Agencies, Hospitals, Hospices and Nursing homes.


Lynsey can provide a facilitated, professional space to help a team reflect on the practical processes leading up to, during and following the death and explore the emotional impact of the death on individuals, teams and the wider community.

Price

Agency based. £200.00 plus mileage and travel time.

Location
  • This specialised service is facilitated inhouse, at your agency offices, hospital or community premises.

Book online

Reflective Practice Group for School Based Professionals.

DATE: A monthly group, starting Tuesday 10th September 2019
TIME: 7.30pm - 8.30pm


Could you benefit from a regular, professional and supportive therapeutic group in which you can unpick and offload the days events? You are invited to join a lively and helpful group and to invest in your own self-care, to manage work related pressures.

Price

£20.00 per person. 6 spaces available.

Location
  • Changeworks offices, 12 Northgate, Chichester, PO19 1BA
    Upstairs, first floor, ring office doorbell and Lynsey will come and greet you.
    Get directions
  • 07759786715

Book online

Reflective Practice for Health & Social Care Receptionists/Practice Managers.

DATE: A monthly group, starting Tuesday 10th September 2019
TIME: 7.30pm - 8.30pm


You are invited to join a lively and helpful group and to invest in your own self-care, to manage work related pressures.

Price

£20.00 per person. 6 spaces available.

Location
  • Changeworks offices, 12 Northgate, Chichester, PO19 1BA
    Upstairs, first floor, ring office doorbell and Lynsey will come and greet you.
    Get directions
  • 07759786715

Book online

Contact me

Changeworks provides high quality, evidenced based therapeutic services.

Family Therapy is specialised and has a strong and historic evidence base. Changeworks can work with private individuals, families and couples, but also collaboratively with organisations and businesses. If you wish to make a referral or you have any questions about Changeworks services then please contact me by email or use the contact form below.
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Client comments
I found the counselling I received very useful and Lynsey was very professional.

– Individual male
I like coming to see Lynsey, she listens to me and there are things to fiddle with as we talk.

– Child
Just to say thank you so much for all your help and support. The advice you have given us has had such a positive impact on our family and we are so grateful.

– Couple/Family