Hello and welcome to my profile.
I am available for both online and face to face psychotherapy and counselling. though my 'in person' practice is currently limited. I offer soul-based shamanic psychotherapy, incorporating body psychotherapy, alongside more mainstream counselling and psychotherapy. My intention is to help discover ways to transform your current life experience, so that you may experience better relationships and work /life balance, greater fulfilment and reach your full potential
I have experience supporting those with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma history such as abuse, bereavement and complex family histories. I specialise in supporting those who regard themselves as highly sensitive and are the creatives and change makers of our world. Clients often find me when on a particular path of transition and change, ready to face the deeper wounds of life.
I come with over 35 years experience and qualifications in integrative and creative, body based counselling and psychotherapy, mindfulness and shamanism; together with a past history as a pioneer of services to support young people and families in the fields of adoption and fostering, attachment needs, sexual abuse survivors, cancercare and bereavement.
Its a tough time for many of us right now, so I appreciate that therapy and the deeper work of healing is particularly important. Reaching out for therapy may be a daunting prospect. I invite you to take your time, read my profile and website, and take care in choosing your therapist. I offer an introductory meeting, to help you decide.
Within our sessions, you may experience talking and sharing, body based exercises, the use of creative tools such as visualisation, art or sandtray (a creative therapy similar to externalising dreams), some mindfulness techniques and even silence - we may find supportive tools for a new experience of life. I am led always by your needs. For those with a history of trauma, we establish trust and safety, before any deeper explorations are touched on. Online therapy works equally as well for most people as meeting face to face and I have over ten years experience of this form of meeting. Our relationship is the key to your capacity to grow, and I will always offer respect, care and empathy for your journey.
I am informed by person centred theory, Jungian psychology, transpersonal psychology, attachment theory, family systems theory, creative arts therapy, body-centred psychotherapy, mindfulness, ecotherapy, and shamanism.
I am an experienced group facilitator, and offer regular training to qualified and experienced therapists and other professionals. I am also a busy supervisor for other therapists.
Please feel free to contact me and I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)& a fully qualified registered Member and Approved Supervisor for the British Association of Play Therapists. I am registered with the Professional Standards Authority (PSA)
Qualifications: Dip Counselling, Dip Supervision, Cert TEAA ( Application of the Arts), M.A. Play Therapy.
Training in: Sandtray Therapy; Dream Therapy; Transpersonal Therapy; Solution focused Counselling; Family Systems Therapy; Attachment Theory; Constellations Therapy; Embodiment Therapy; Mindfulness; Shamanic/Ecotherapy.
Experience over 35 years:
Children's & Families Therapy - Adoption and fostering, attachment needs, bereavement and palliative care, abuse survivors, self harm, suicide, divorce and separation, self esteem issues, bullying, depression, various disabilities, serious traumas. Previous specialist in bereavement and cancer care.
Adult Therapy - Adoption and fostering, relationship issues, bereavement and palliative care, abuse survivors, separation and divorce, life transitions, ánxiety and depression, confidence and self esteem issues, addictions, trauma related issues, and therapy for growth and potential.
Pioneer in Children & Young People's Services within CancerCare and Palliative Care, within schools and within Sexual Abuse Survivor Services.
Extra training and experience - I have facilitated many groups and offered training to professionals such as health and education sectors over twenty years.
I am involved in the awakening women's movement, and offer groups and trainings linked to the more sacred aspects of life, for both men and women - this is a deeper enquiry into how we can open our hearts fundamentally to joyful life.
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.
British Association of Play Therapists
The British Association of Play Therapists was founded in 1992 by a group of now respected practitioners who introduced and pioneered Play Therapy within Britain. 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
Issues related to Inner Child Work
From £50.00 to £60.00
My Normal Fee: £60
I have a few concessionary places and offer a special rate for advance payments.
I am available mainly online, via Zoom. I am gradually opening up for more in person work, currently in Mendip.
Contact me for the latest information of availability.
I welcome approaches from anyone who is interested in personal growth as part of the conscious awakening movements in men and women. Sometimes therapy can simply be a place to explore growth with no known trauma or issue. Sometimes it is time to open the door to potential. Or a transition leads to a change of perspective. Contact me if this is your interest. I can offer coaching/counselling in this area.