Systemic Family Therapy

A therapy service for individuals, couples and families

   Home   |  The therapy   |   About Esther  |  Problems I can help with   |  Court work   |  Book consultation

Comments from delegates on the RTA Mental Health Skills for Sixth Form Staff training course, taught by Esther:

‘One of the best courses I have been on in 20 years’

‘Fantastic trainer with great information’

‘Excellent course - I feel so much better informed’

‘This really clarified the issues and questions I had‘

‘Brilliant! I’m feeling inspired!’


"Esther helped my (14 year old) daughter feel comfortable enough to talk about things (self-harming and suicidal ideation). The family sessions helped us begin to talk together about ....(the issues)...that were concerning all of us individually and together. Communication between us has improved and we are less worried now. We are very grateful for the advice, support and expertise we have received"

Mother (20.11.14)

“In the four and a half years Esther has regularly supervised my practice, I have got to know her well as a supervisor and clinician. She has consistently stretched and extended my learning, making connections with systemic theory and practice and enabling me to develop more thoughtfully and competently.

Prior to being supervised by Esther I had completed the first part of systemic training (PGDip- two years) and during our supervisory relationship I qualified via the MSc programme as a systemic psychotherapist. Esther’s robust clinical supervision enabled me to do this and provided a regular space for developing my practice across multiple contexts with often competing demands. She has encouraged me to explore territory outside of my comfort zone and enabled me to think in new and creative ways about my own clinical work and supervision of others.

Esther is a highly skilled clinician who is able to supervise across modalities and contexts. She has introduced challenging questioning and interventions into our supervision and also made connections across disciplines. Esther enables me to think about ethical dilemmas in my practice, supervise and support a staff team of 30 practitioners and work within a high pressure organisational context where demands are frequent, often competing and personally challenging.

Esther has enabled me to develop personal resonances in my work more thoughtfully, allowing my own style to become richer and my practice more effective.”

Head of Service, London (23 July 2013)    

Copyright Esther Usiskin Cohen  2019.  Website by Chestnuts Design

"Totally trusted you as a therapist and ........felt very well guided and understood and it helped … a lot when you said 'this was nicely said' or 'the beginning of the sentence was kind but stop there, you're going the wrong way now'"

Couple work (2021)

"We want to express our appreciation and gratitude for everything you have done for us as a family. Your calm empathetic stance and professional expertise has helped us though an emotionally challenging time that left us confused, distressed and in need of additional support. It all feels more manageable now"

Couple work (2023)