Person Centred counsellor and astrologer working in private practice and for charities. My specialisms are:
1. Psychological Astrology;
2. Bereavement, loss and Grief;
3. Cancer counselling;
4. Trauma or loss during pregnancy or birth;
5. Spiritual Emergence.
Psychological Astrology: A client's natal chart depicts the planetary alignment at birth and by applying astrological rules of interpretation, this unique chart maps the personality and is referenced in a traditional counselling setting.
Bereavement, loss and Grief: Loss impacts us in many ways throughout our life. I work with clients to identify which stage of grief they are in. Anxiety can be a frightening and debilitating physical consequence of grieving and I coach ways to manage anxiety.
Cancer Counselling: Loss, grief and anxiety is applicable in my work with cancer patients and for those caring and supporting someone with cancer. I teach Mindfulness as a tool to help to be present, to tolerate uncertainty and to find a sense of control.
Trauma or loss during pregnancy or birth: Counselling for trauma or loss during pregnancy or birth including miscarriages, terminations, still births and neo natal deaths. Any experience where one has felt extreme overwhelm, helpless, powerless, paralysed to act or in fear of death can leave us traumatised. I help clients to digest what has happened and work through the impact of trauma on the mind, body and brain.
Spiritual Emergence: All of the above areas are huge events and can be life changing. It isn't uncommon for a greater meaning in life or spiritual quest to ensue; it's as if such an event awakens us to our spiritual self. I help clients explore their "spiritual emergence", a term coined by Stanislav "Stan" Grof, Czech psychiatrist.
Where clients are seen: The Harmony Centre, Walpole, Suffolk IP19 9BB; The Mill House, Lowestoft NR32 3LN; Saxon Alternative Therapy Centre, Beccles NR34 9HE. If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions, in the first instance please either phone (07765861871) or email and I will get back to you. www.awayintwoworlds.co.uk
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Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications:
Trauma with National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine, Sep 2017
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course, June 2016
Diploma Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology (MISPA), June 2016
Working with Cancer in Counselling & Psychotherapy, June 2015
The Centre for Psychological Astrology, London, June 2015
Level 4 Dip. in Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB '14
Astrology - studying with Kairos Astrology, Glastonbury, '13
Cruse Bereavement Training '12.
Level 3 Counselling Studies, CPCAB '12
Level 2 Listening Skills, CPCAB '11
PETALS charity - still birth, neonatal deaths, pregnancy loses and terminations.
Private Counselling Practice.
Big C, Norfolk Cancer Charity - Counselling cancer sufferers and anyone affected by cancer.
St Elizabeth's Hospice, Suffolk.
Cruse UK Bereavement Charity - Bereavement Counsellor.
New Dawn Counselling Agency, Weston-Super-Mare - general counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 for 50 minutes
Additionally and upon request I can include psychological astrology in sessions.
In astrotherapy the individual’s birth chart is consulted within a traditional counselling setting with a qualified counsellor. It’s as if 3 people are in the session: counsellor, client and birth chart. I listen to the client, their story and their struggles whilst assimilating the information held in the birth chart – this process is different from astrology readings with an astrologer. The birth chart maps archetypes at the personal level and acts as a guide only throughout sessions. The objectives of astrotherapy are to: help clients grow their self-awareness; understand their personality and make up; facilitate a transpersonal inquiry (bigger picture stuff!).
Psychological Astrology is a transpersonal based therapy working with myths, symbolism, archetypes, astrology, psychology and the client’s natal chart. Carl Jung described archetypes as patterns of psychic perception and understanding common to humanity forming the collective unconscious. Planets in our solar system are treated as archetypes and Greek mythology revered planets as gods who held specific roles, traits and characteristics within the Greek pantheon.
Transpersonal is a term used to describe experiences and worldviews that more exists beyond one’s physical identity. It is an appreciation for the interconnectedness of humankind, nature, psyche and cosmos. Having developed a sound ego structure, one can attune to the collective unconscious and embrace archetypes, which affords a deeper personal resonance and understanding of human existence.
Astrology, the study of the stars, is a geocentric, northern hemisphere art evolving from ~400 BC. Man’s initial observations of the sun’s patterns helped to farm and to work hand in hand with nature. Today most people know their ‘star sign’ and this is the part of the zodiac (the 12 fixed constellations) or band around the earth (Aries, Taurus, Gemini etc), which the sun is perceived to pass through when you are born. A birth chart maps the entire solar system at the exact moment, day and year of birth relating the eight known planets, sun and moon to the horizon and meridian of the earth.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Except Thursdays and weekends
Types of client