Our journey began in 2018 when Katie was engaged with the African Community Centre, driving the development of the REACH counselling project. Intrigued by the initiative, I eagerly accepted the invitation to join, marking the birth of our dynamic partnership.

Fuelled by an unwavering passion for making a difference, our collaboration blended diverse life experiences and perspectives, converging on the shared mission of nurturing family bonds. This fusion birthed the vision that now pulsates through the heart of ‘Family and Therapy.’ As time unfolded, our impactful work garnered well-deserved recognition, propelling REACH into new contracts and expanding our team. Our success is rooted in the unyielding commitment to values that have been the bedrock of our journey:

  • Diligence, integrity, and an unwavering commitment to fairness
  • A perpetual drive for self-reflection, constantly fine-tuning our practice to meet evolving client needs
  • An insatiable appetite for knowledge, constantly embracing evidence-based practices
  • A pledge to utilise data to provide robust feedback, showcasing the effectiveness of our work
  • A personal mission to spread kindness, warmth, and gratitude at every turn

As our expertise deepened, a revelation dawned: impacting children’s lives required us to broaden our scope, involving parents and tapping into the existing support network within the community. Over the years, our experience, knowledge, and vision have metamorphosed. The resounding success of our work in surgeries fuelled the birth of ‘Family and Therapy’—a vibrant, independent hub in the community, in perfect harmony with other organizations.

Our journey, which began with individual counselling, has blossomed into a rich tapestry of therapeutic services and dynamic workshops for children, families, and the broader community. Now, proudly standing as a ‘not-for-profit’ Community Interest Company (CIC), our mission is clear: addressing the community’s mental health needs, with an unwavering focus on families and fortifying relationships.

In the immortal words of John Donne, “No man is an island.” We vehemently believe that our mental well-being is intricately linked to the quality of our personal relationships. At Family and Therapy, we don’t just prioritize; we champion the creation and sustenance of meaningful and satisfying relationships—with family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues, and everyone we encounter in our everyday lives.

Brimming with gratitude for the opportunity to alleviate the distress of countless individuals, we embark on this exhilarating new chapter with boundless excitement. We extend an enthusiastic invitation for you to join us on this empowering journey, where together, we continue to shape lives and make an enduring impact.