I trained in Medical Diagnostic Radiographer and gradually became interested in "what makes the whole person tick!". In Australia I undertook my own deep personal exploration over several years and furthered my interest by training in Emotional Release and Expressive Therapies. These eclectic approaches incorporate several modalities including, Sand Play, Voice Dialogue,Journal writing, Bio-energetics, Holotropic Breathwork and Mandala drawing. Developed over the years in Australia, and proven to be effective with children and adults, they formed the basis of the counselling practice in Brisbane which I ran with my husband (Ray Mansfield).
We were actively involved in presenting Counsellor training courses at the Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia, as well as group work-shops for those interested in, for example, Women's issues, Rites of Passage work, Self Understanding and Personal Growth. We have returned to England, and realise that we still have plenty to offer in the counselling field here, and so are postponing retirement, in favour of the work we love.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Transpersonal and Emotional Release Counselling. (TERC) Australia.
Advanced Diploma in Expressive Therapies for Children and Teenagers. Australia.
Member of the National Training Association for TERC.
Certified 'Holotropic Breathwork' Practitioner.
Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Self Realisation, Personal Development and Growth, Consciousness and Spirituality
Normal fees are £35.00 per hour.
A usual Counselling session last one to two hours, and an individual 'Holotropic Breathwork' session up to four hours.
A usual Counselling session lasts two hours and an individual 'Holotropic Breathwork' session up to four hours.
The Modalities employed in our Practice include; Emotional Release processing, Sandplay Therapy, Symbol Work, Dream Work, Gestalt (after Fritz Perls), Voice Dialogue (after Dr's Hal & Sidra Stone) Journal Writing (after Ira Progoff), Holortopic Breathwork, Bio-energetics and Bodywork (after Pierrakos & Grof), Meditation & Ritual.
Theoretical background includes; Applied Jungian principles, Maps of Consciousness, Life-long effects of the Birth Imprint, Childhood Imprints, Addictions, Co-dependence, Sexuality and Self-Empowerment