I have been immersed in the psychotherapeutic world for many years and have witnessed its positive, transformative and life-enhancing potential.
I believe that difficult life experiences can be managed and overcome, with the potential to be transformed into a source of meaning and purpose, and that counselling can help facilitate this process. I have also experienced this firsthand, having worked through many of my own life challenges, through counselling and psychotherapy.
I am passionate about supporting others on their own quests towards psychological health and recovery, assisting couples in getting to a point of understanding and resolution, and in helping all to find a way of living that is fulfilling and authentic to who they truly are.
I work in a way that is transpersonal and integrative, and have been particularly influenced by psychosynthesis counselling. This means that I will draw from different psychological approaches in order to help you explore in depth the issues that you bring, whilst encouraging you to consider that there is more to you than these issues.
This often involves looking at your past and present experiences in addition to future aspirations.
I will incorporate exploration of life meaning and purpose, where appropriate. I may also draw your attention to the interconnectedness of body, mind, emotions and spirit and of the necessity for healing on each of these levels.
In addition to my current counselling practice, working with individuals and couples with a range of difficulties, I also have extensive experience working with people with eating disorders.
I am an eating disorder therapist at a private eating disorder day clinic and have previously provided peer support within NHS eating disorder services. Through this work I have supported those at all stages of eating disorder recovery, both individually and within groups.
My groupwork has also included co-facilitating protocolised group interventions within an NHS service supporting people with emotional instability, trauma, self-harm and suicidal ideation.
I have additionally worked as a yoga teacher in various settings, including with recovering addicts in a prison, and therefore value the development of a compassionate mind-body connection. I am also an approved therapist with Anxiety UK.
With this in mind, whatever is troubling you, however big or small it may seem, I offer a warm, safe and confidential space.
– University of Birmingham (2007)
Foundation in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
– IATE (2012)
Postgraduate Diploma Psychosynthesis Counselling
– Psychosynthesis Trust (2019)
Practitioner Skills for working with Eating Disorders
- NCFED (2019)