About Us


Benedicte Schilling


Benedicte Schilling is Certified MSc in Psychology and she is certified as a specialist in children and family psychology. She is chartered by the Danish Psychological Association as a psychotherapist & supervisor. Approved by the Social Ministry’s Board of Psychology, registered specialist of child and family psychology.

Post graduate Ph.D. studies at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Oxford.

Qualified as a systemic (family) therapist from DISPUK in Denmark. Qualified as a systemic organisational and management consultant from DISPUK, Denmark. Special post-graduate qualifications within the fields of neuro psychology and family psychology.

Collaboration and developmental work with Dr. Peter Lang, KCC International, London for 25 years.

Since 1989, Benedicte has worked mainly within the fields of social services for children, teenagers, families with mental health, developmental, and social problems. Children put into care etc.

Since 1992, Benedicte has worked with, supervising and case-manage professionals and staff co-operating with children, teenagers and families.

Founder of the special professional training format the Professional Development Approach in 2008

Specialised in working with and handling “impossible” cases, building “alternative” teams involving extended family, peer groups, creating “fan groups” etc. and otherwise designing individual solutions.

Since 1994, Benedicte has worked with social marginalised people and their various professionals. Member of team who started the Danish Children Hot Line and Chair of the Hot Line the first 2 years.

A member of the Danish Foundation for Information of Psychiatry, and various other positions of trust throughout the years etc.

Chair of the Danish Psychological Society for Supervision, The Danish Psychological Association, since 2008

Registered Member of the UKCP Association (as a systemic therapist) and registered member of the AFT Association

Co-Founder of the Peter Lang Foundation in 2013 and of the website: www.peterlangsystemiccommunity.com

Author of books about techniques and approaches of systemic supervision, the Professional Development Approach, professional development processes for management and staff teams in schools, social services, mental health and child and family services, positioning skills, and loads of articles and papers about the conditions for children, teenagers, families and social marginalised people in our modern society and within the established professional support and treatment systems.

Simon Burton


Qualified systemic & family psychotherapist, supervisor and teacher of psychotherapy at the former Kensington Consultation Centre in London.

30 years working with adults, children and families and professionals within Social Services and Mental Health settings in Sweden, Denmark, South Africa and the UK. 25 years experience working for the Norfolk and Suffolk Mental Health Foundation Trust.

Specialised in working with complex and seemingly “stuck” cases, post divorce crises, “impossible” people and institutional difficulties.

Supervising and offering training and development to professional teams within Mental Health, Social Services and Education.

Formerly trainer and supervisor for Kensington Consultation Centre/London involved in MSc and Diploma courses in England and Scandinavia.

Formerly a manager of residential therapeutic services for children within Norfolk and Hackney Social Services.

Registered Member of the UKCP Association (as a systemic therapist & supervisor) and registered member of the AFT Association