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Tuesday to Thursday 9am to 5pm
About me and my therapy practice
Everyone experiences difficulty at one time or another. Whether you are dealing with a major life event, suffering anxiety or sadness, struggling with a relationship, or simply experiencing that something is not working in your life, this is an opportunity for you to step out of your everyday roles and usual ways of thinking and bring non-judgemental awareness to yourself, in order to get to the root of what is troubling you or holding you back in your life.
My first aim is to provide a safe, clear space in which you can be yourself in the knowledge that you will be fully accepted, however you are. It is surprising how this experience alone can awaken our energy, our aliveness, freeing us up from habitual responses which no longer serve us, and allowing new parts of ourselves to emerge.
Exploring yourself under these conditions can illuminate outdated beliefs that you hold about yourself and shed light on other ways in which you may be inhibiting your well-being. It can be very affirming and such a relief to realise that you no longer need to do so.
Through this fresh perspective, it is possible to be awakened to new possibilities. You may notice that your energy returns, your experience may be transformed into something more manageable and workable and you might begin to see new and more fulfilling ways forward in your life.
The way I work draws on many different therapeutic approaches and takes into account the whole person - body, mind and spirit - not just the thinking part of us.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work with individuals, couples and groups, and use an Integrative approach when working with people. The way I practice combines my first training in Humanistic Counselling with influences from other therapeutic approaches, including body awareness/embodiment, the Enneagram of Character Types, meditation and mindfulness, Focusing, Parts Work, psychoanalytic theory, and inner child work, depending on what is most appropriate for you.
I have also consistently worked on my own issues in a diverse range of therapeutic contexts during the last thirty years, and consider this vital in terms of what I can offer you as a therapist.
Summary of training and qualifications:
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (with Focusing), 2008
Certificates in Holistic Massage and Zero Balancing, 2000
Meditation and Mindfulness training, on-going since 1996
Extensive training in the Enneagram of Character Types, 2010-2017
Two year training in Relationships and Sexuality, 2017-2019
On-going Integrative post-graduate training group since 2017 to present
On-going regular experiential retreats to explore human development from a psychological and spiritual perspective since 2013 to present
My first sessionFinding the right therapist for you is important, so please do get in touch if you'd like to get more of a sense of who I am and how I work. I offer a free 20 minute Zoom or telephone call, which gives me the opportunity to listen to what you would like to bring to therapy and for us to explore whether I might be a good match for your particular needs, or not, as the case may be.
The next step would be to book a first session, for which normal fees apply.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Health related issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work