Often it is only through talking to another person that we can come to know what it is that we really think or feel. By providing a safe, non-judgemental and empathic environment, a psychotherapeutic relationship can allow our shamed, disconnected, or wounded parts to be met and accepted, and even find their own voice.
I offer heartful psychotherapy for both short and long term work, providing safe and secure stabilisation around current personal difficulty, as well as offering depth work exploring the spiritual search for deeper meaning and fulfilment. Our difficulties, which can sometimes limit our sense of freedom and wellbeing, arise from challenging or painful life experiences. Psychotherapy offers the potential for healing by working to uncover and validate the authentic self. In this endeavor it is an act of love to give the space and time to really pay attention to what we feel and what we need.
I want to create a space for you where everything is welcome and any difficulty can be shared. With a relaxed and creative approach I can provide a strong and grounded therapeutic alliance to support and encourage your own self-inquiry. I bring patience and an open hearted curiosity to my work and am used to working with trauma and deep seated thinking patterns. I work with individuals and couples.
Over the last twenty years I have worked in a wide range of roles that have all focussed on supporting clients to effect personal change. I am experienced in working with issues such as anxiety, shock, depression, unresolved trauma, panic attacks, addiction, anger problems, sexual abuse, relationship issues, domestic violence and more. I have also supported clients to explore finding meaning in life, dealing with loneliness and how to find peace and balance.
I chose to train in Core Process psychotherapy because it brings together many of the principles and values that I practice in both my work and my personal life. I also offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists.
I offer an integrative, psychodynamic oriented psychotherapy. It includes aspects of body psychotherapy and transpersonal psychology and is underpinned by western developmental theories, as well as Buddhist psychology and awareness practices.
I am Accredited with the UK Council of Psychotherapy, and am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I abide by their ethical frameworks, guidlelines for good practice and codes of confidentiality, and carry full Professional Liability insurance.
I have a Masters Degree in Core Process Psychotherapeutic Practice, following six years of professional training and clinical practice with the Karuna Institute (Middlesex University).