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About me and my therapy practice
People often come to see me when the solutions that usually work aren't helping and they notice they are stuck with behaviours, thought patterns or relationship difficulties which won't go away. When our usual coping mechanisms aren't working or we are feeling that things are getting worse it's time for a new approach and that's what I offer.
I work with people for 90 min single sessions, or a series of 60 min sessions. We are intentional about what we would like to achieve even if we don't know how to get there. Rather than ruminating over the same old worries and constraints, we work gently, using the bodies 'felt sense' and where appropriate with eye positions (BSP). As 'stuckness' or neurobiological trauma is located in the body when we invite information from our experience clients have new insights. Relational, experiential therapies invite wisdom from our bodies to help clear what keeps is stuck, what lies beyond the 'foggy', depressed or anxious state to something authentically you which longs to be lived.
I am trained in Person-Centred listening and in our sessions you will chose the pace of our work allowing you to stay safely grounded no matter what your experiences have been. Together we will notice the patterns in your family system, lived experiences and neurobiology allowing us to discover what is at the edge of your experience. I am a Focusing-Oriented Therapist and Trainer and a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner and trained in Systemic Constellations.
I accept Vitality Health Insurance.
I have just moved back to England from Aotearoa New Zealand so am working online as I set up and in-person space in Winchester. I am open to doing 90 mins stand alone sessions, and weekly or fortnightly 60 min sessions. Each session can be viewed as a 'stand alone' piece of work we do together for you, if you are new to this work, come for just one session and contact me after if you would like to do another piece of work. There will be no pressure whatsoever. With this work one piece of work can take several days to integrate, it is an experience for your whole self and I invite you to take your time.
I worked online before the pandemic and have continued to train and practice online and there are advantages to being online or on an audio call if you prefer in your own cosy space. Before the session you can arrange things as you like them, perhaps bringing a pet, photo or artwork, blanket or a cup of tea, after the session some people choose to nap, make a snack, go for a walk to have time to integrate the work we do. Brainspotting, Focusing and Systemic Constellations work well online, thankfully during the pandemic we have been able to continue these important modalities.
Of course for people who can travel to an in-person session and are looking forward to resuming meeting-up this is a really exciting time and I am setting up an in-person place to meet in the heart of the ancient city of Winchester.
My first session
Our first session will be guided by what you, your experience of therapy, what you are hoping for and how resourced you feel. I am ready to help support you take the first steps or simply welcome you to take your space.
Possibilities include telling your story, asking questions and setting your boundaries, mapping your family or relevant experiences about an issue, learning how to be guided by your felt sense or experiencing Brainspotting, tapping into your resources or feeling the weight of what you are struggling with.
I am very interested to hear your story and what barriers you might feel to living the life you long for, I am also very happy to work with clients who do not want to share details but to have a place to have company and safety as they sit with the difficult experiences and process them somatically. It might help to know you can work with traumatic experiences and creative dreams which you do not want or cannot articulate.
When working with the body there are always surprises, especially when we move slowly and carefully. Our systems want to relax, heal and evolve, together we find ways to do this.
What I can help with
ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Loss, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Humanistic, Person centred, Relational, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling