I work as a person-centred counsellor in independent practice.
My training gave me a thorough grounding in the Person-Centred Approach and I offer the skillful use of empathic listening, I trust in your search for health and wellness and I aspire to bring compassion and a non-judgmental attitude to our relationship.
I have worked for two years in a hospice with people coping with terminal illness and bereavement. Loss has been a recurring theme in my own life and over time I have come to understand grief as a process, inviting me into a deeper connection with myself and more openness to life.
I work in a focusing -orientated way, inviting the body to be a guide in the healing process, and I have many years training and experience in shamanism and tai chi. I am also a practicing artist/filmmaker and a horse owner.
Developing self-awareness and sharing the pain, disappointments, wonder and joy of life with others is a constant source of enrichment for me. I believe the healing we do for ourselves also benefits those around us and the whole eco-system we are a part of.
Diploma Person-Centred Counselling 2011- 13 accredited by the National Counselling Society
Shamanic and Creative Arts Therapy (Diploma level) 2005-08 Coventina School of Shamanic and Creative Arts Therapy, Northumberland
Certificate in Wild Therapy 2017-18 with Jayne Johnson and Stephen Tame
Certificate in Introduction to Focusing-Orientated Therapy 2017 and 2018 London Focusing Institute
MA Filmmaking 2004-06 International Film School Wales, Newport, Gwent
BA Hons Fine Art 1986-89 University of London, Goldsmiths College
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This is an accredited register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care and it means I work to their high standards and abide by their code of ethics.
I carry professional indemnity and public liability insurance.
I have regular supervision to support my client work.