Philip Trenchard

Philip has been in practice in Psychotherapy and Systemic Family Therapy for 25 years, developing a working style which is warm, approachable and based on integrating different models of therapy, according to the needs of the client. He has worked in the private sector, voluntary sector and the NHS, and has built up a reputation in the field for his ability to form strong working alliances with his clients, even those who have previously been resistant to the idea of therapy.
He also has contracts with Gloucestershire County Council which involve delivering training, supervision and practice development of family support workers, foster carers and adoption support. This adds a broad breadth of experience to Philip’s resourcefulness.
Philip has an MSc in Family Therapy/Systemic Practice and has worked on a professional doctorate in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice at the Tavistock Clinic in London.
During his career he has been the registered manager of a care home, clinical lead of a family service, a part-time lecturer at Bristol University and the Tavistock and Portman University in London, and a trainer for Gloucestershire’s Safeguarding Board.
He is registered with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and is a member of the Association of Family Therapists. Philip has designed, developed and delivered a multi-faceted family programme for Addiction and Substance Misuse in the Family. Philip has also had work published in specialist journals.
Philip has experience in a wide variety of individual, couple and family problems including:

Marriage/couple breakdown
Parenting issues
Addiction/substance misuse
Eating disorders
Life-cycle transitions
Childhood disorder
Adoption / Fostering

Philip has also established a successful busy practice in London working with a wide range of family and relationship issues. His private work is known as The Trenchard Practice

Philip lives in Gloucestershire with his wife and four children. He is able to see clients at his Gloucestershire offices, at three separate practices in London (including as part of a team in a London Clinic), at clients’ homes by arrangement, or over the internet via Skype.