Finella Hill is an experienced couple/family (systemic) psychotherapist who completed her training at the Institute of Family Therapy in 1998. Prior to qualifying as a family psychotherapist Finella worked as a lecturer in nursing education, having trained in both general and mental health nursing.
Finella has worked for over 20 years as a family therapist with children, young people and adults across inpatient, day patient and outpatient services within the NHS, including at the Marlborough Family Service, Great Ormond Street Hospital and most recently at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
Finella is familiar with working with individuals who have presented with a wide range of difficulties, including relationship, emotional and mental health difficulties, which affect the individual concerned but also impact on their family and other relationships. Finella understands that some situations can be highly charged and family members can feel very distressed and find their circumstances or relationships difficult and challenging. Finella is confident in her ability to remain calm, containing and effective. She always aims to work in ways that meet the needs of the individuals, couples or families with whom she is working. Finella is very aware of the reciprocal nature of relationships and is thoughtful and sensitive to issues of, for example: power, context, culture and gender and to work in ways that are flexible, collaborative and respectful.
Finella has significant experience of working with children, young people and adults who have an eating disorder and with families and couples where a family member is on the autistic spectrum. Additionally Finella has experience of working with couples, including separated parents, who are struggling with unresolved conflict.
Dip Nursing Ed, MSc Counselling Psychology, MSc Family & Systemic Psychotherapy and Advanced Dip Supervision of Family & Systemic Psychotherapy. Finella is a member of the Association of Family Therapy (1950992) and is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (0099505)