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I’m a qualified, professional therapist with more than six years experience supporting people explore and understand their feelings better.

My training gave me a thorough grounding in the Person-Centred Approach and I offer the skilful use of empathic listening, I trust in your search for health and wellness and I bring compassion and a non-judgmental attitude to our relationship.

As well as my independent practice I work as an online counsellor for Sue Ryder with people coping with bereavement. The experience of bereavement is often overwhelming and painful but can lead us towards a deeper connection with ourselves.

I also 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 work from the Wellness Centre in Todmorden, in the Acorn Practice Space or outdoors.

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.

Qualifications

Current study (2019): Postgraduate Diploma: Advanced Psychotherapy and Counselling Studies (Supervision) Salford University

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

Membership

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.

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