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Somatic Self-Care, In and Out of the Chair...
I appreciate your curiosity guiding you here. Firstly, if we choose to work together, I will take tender care to ensure you feel warmly welcome and safe to explore what you need to. Together we will co-create a therapeutic relationship which supports your curiosity, your needs and your self-expression. The foundations of our relationship shall be rooted in respect, care, understanding, radical kindness, and ultimately play.
With particular focus on the body as home, you shall be supported to reconnect with your innate wisdom & resources safely, exploring at the pace & depth you consent to and which feels right for you in the moment.
Soma is the Greek word for the living body & Somatics is the creative & responsive practice of supporting the body to experience it's own aliveness consciously.
Somatic Counselling is the healing practice of supporting & deepening awareness of our experiences from within & gently thawing those frozen, unwitnessed & contracted moments in time, allowing those parts of you to be cared for & integrated into the whole of you, enabling body/mind reunion where there has been a split.
Free from interpretation and judgement, I shall support your meaning making process as you relearn how to welcome and accept what you discover with compassion and curiosity, freeing yourself to live with growing authenticity.
- Somatic Counselling
- Somatic Movement Sessions, individual & group
- Somatic Supervision for Counsellors, qualified & in training
- Sacred Supervision which is a group supervision circle
- Women's circles including monthly dream circle
Training, qualifications & experience
- Master of Arts(distinction) in Dance and Somatic Well-being (UCLAN)
- Bachelor of Arts in Community Education (Northern College of Education)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (Jordanhill Counselling Unit, University of Strathclyde. BACP accredited)
- Certificate in Counselling Supervision (University of Edinburgh. COSCA accredited)
During my employment in New York City as an Assistant Psychologist, I received an Outstanding Achievement Award & a grant towards future study as an acknowledgement of my contribution to services within the national organisation.
I have extensive experience in telephone counselling, specialising in working with clients who are suicidal or have suicidal thoughts. I am currently studying a Masters in Somatic Movement Education and my aim is to introduce and develop Somatic Counselling and Somatic Movement Workshops to Dundee. I am also co-founder of SOS (Shake it Off Stockport) which is a monthly, sober community dance event.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work creatively with focus on the aliveness of and within the body.
Practices can include mark making, writing/poetry, sound and singing, working with objects, working with nature, movement, breathwork, archetypes and mythology, fairy tales, clay, therapeutic touch (where consent is given), dream work. Our options are abundant.
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Prices are a reflection of my experience and length of service in practice.
Somatic Counselling is £50 per hour
Somatic Movement Sessions are £30 per hour
Somatic Supervision is £50 per hour
Sacred Supervision is £20 per person for 2-2.5 hours per month
Women's Dream Circle is £10 per person for 2 hours per month
Reduced rates are available for Counsellors in Training, those on a reduced income and also for charities and community organisations.
We can schedule a free chat to start our conversation (15-20 mins) about what you need and how we can work together.
* Fees payable are to reserve the therapeutic hour, not for attendance. Once a session has been booked, the agreed fee must be paid unless 48 hours notice given.
When I work
Working from home
On Street Parking
I work within the NCS ethical framework & follow stated guidelines for good practice. I am a registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist with the International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association.
I receive supervision on a monthly basis from my Counselling Supervisor and my Somatic Movement Supervisor to ensure that I am working in the best way I can for each client. I also attend regular trainings and CPD to update and enhance my skills.