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About me and my therapy practice
I am an experienced HCPC/MBACP registered psychotherapist. I work in private practice and in different capacities in the NHS. I specialise in working with anxiety, addiction and depression. I also work with those people who identify/or are coming to identify as LGBTQI and issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
I am passionate about my work with older people, those with early diagnosis of dementia or life changing physical illness. The work can often focus on supporting people to develop the skills of trusting the body by learning to befriend the difficult sensations as well as trusting the good that is inherent within us.
I have spent many years working with the body as a tool for communication in previous work as a dancer. The skills I have developed there have been invaluable in my work at a therapist. I have undertaken training in many modalities that focus on strengthening the connection of our body-mind system and how best to tap into the body’s wisdom in order to resource ourselves in difficult times.
MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
DIP Therapeutic Application of the Arts
A therapeutic process that is co-created and collaborative can have a profound and lasting impact on how we perceive ourself, and on how we make choices in life, by asking ourselves some important questions:
What matters to us, and what helps us feel well?
I have spent 20 years working within arts, education and community contexts with a variety of people from many different walks of life. I have learned that people have an innate capacity for finding resources for healing and wellbeing, even in the most difficult or traumatic circumstances.
I believe that developing a kind relationship with our body as well as our thoughts is a vital part of how we learn to take care of ourselves. How skilled we are at managing various symptoms of anxiety, panic, stress or addiction is often based on how much awareness we have of our body/mind, and how we use that awareness to help ourselves when life brings us challenges.
At the heart of the therapy process is the therapeutic relationship, by bringing awareness to what is happening, we can begin to reflect on how the past (social, cultural, familial and any traumatic events) might be influencing the present.
Together we find ways of bringing about change.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work