Esther Usiskin Cohen

EUC Consultancy Services

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I deliver training, coaching, mindfulness-based stress reduction and therapy, to improve mental health and well-being in the workplace and in education.  My colleagues and I are skilled in helping with team building, stress reduction and change management.

Esther Usiskin Cohen

Consultant Systemic/Family Psychotherapist

AFT, UKCP and HCPC registered.

BA(Hons) University of Manchester, MA, CQSW, University of Sussex, MSc Systemic Psychotherapy (Individuals, Families, Children, Couples and Organisations) Birkbeck College University of London and Institute of Family Therapy.

UKCP and HCPC registered

Registered AFT supervisor

Freelance trainer

Trained in MBSR mindfulness (University of Bangor)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

I have 30 years’ wide-ranging and significant professional experience - 10 years in the Criminal court system, 10 years in the Family Court system and 10 years in the NHS (Tavistock Clinic).

I qualified as a social worker in 1989, on a Home Office-sponsored Masters course, and as a Probation Officer, worked in the Inner London Probation Service for ten years.  Following this I transferred from the Criminal Court system to the Family Court system (at the Royal Courts of Justice and Principal Registry), first as a Family Court Welfare Officer and latterly as a Children’s Guardian, sitting with and advising judges in intractable family law cases.

For the past ten years, and in my current NHS practice as a Highly Specialist Systemic Psychotherapist, I have provided clinical services in CAMHS, and supervision, teaching and training at the Tavistock Centre, London.

In my private practice I work with a comprehensive range of complex child, adolescent, adult, couple and family issues.

I teach and train psychotherapists, am a visiting lecturer, external examiner and accreditor for training courses in universities and colleges around the UK, and I present at workshops and training events.

I use effective conversations with clients to describe ‘what is’, and to create new understandings, so that these conversations become interventions, which in turn promote change.  Through this judicious questioning, I create opportunities for individuals, families, teams and organisations to bring a new perspective to their realities and their futures.

I am a fully-qualified EMDR therapist and a trained mindfulness teacher, and I have trained in non-violent resistance approaches. I work closely with similarly highly-qualified and experienced colleagues, as required, to provide my organisational clients with the very best training packages and consultancy services for their needs.  

For more details of my work, see here.