Therapy can help you to inquire into your emotional distress in a way that can enable you to move through difficulty. I work with emotional difficulty, which includes:
Fear and anxiety
Deep sadness and grief
Anger and rage
Inability to feel, numbing out, emotional distance
Challenges that come with life stage transitions
Relational difficulties with self and others
Difficulties in living authentically
Difficulties in connecting to our inner voice
Difficulties in ‘feeling our feelings’
I am trained as a humanistic counsellor, and I am now deepening my practice with further training as a psychotherapist using thousands of years of Buddhist mindfulness techniques, combined with current neuroscience. I find that these techniques and interventions can help us to:
Acknowledge that there is distress in our lives, and to be curious about the distress rather than judge ourselves.
Witness our suffering so that we are no longer wholly identified with our difficulties.
Accept difficulty in whatever way it manifests, seeing it even as an unconventional gift or teacher.
Stay at the edge of our emotional distress, instead of avoiding what is there, and meeting it head on by ‘feeling our feelings’ in a way that feels manageable.
Deepen into a more connected relationship to our inner lives, our felt sense of ourselves, so that we can ‘be’ in a more authentic way.
The therapy I work with is called ‘Core Process’ which means acknowledging how our lives unfold, and help us to connect with our sense of self, to come into a less ‘fixed’ place where there is possibility for change, and to see how our ‘stories’ that we identify with can keep us ‘stuck’ in some way. Core Process asks us to ask ourselves: what gets in the way of our inherent health? What stories are we fixed upon and do not serve us any longer? Where is the health in the situation for us? This is an inquiry that helps us to stay with our emotional pain, instead of trying to by-pass our emotions.
The working alliance between us is one of the deepest respect and sensitivity to difficulty material and territory, held with compassion, empathy, non-judgement and a real curiosity and creative energy for awareness and the possibility of change. I acknowledge and celebrate your intention, your will to meet that intention, how you nurture or resource yourself as you work, and how you meet the mystery of a therapeutic journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
2019: BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Registered Member MBACP (Accred).
2016-2020 - MA in Mindfulness Based Core Process Psychotherapy
2015: MBACP - Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
2011-2015 - Foundation Degree in Humanistic Existentialist Counselling - Vale and Glamorgan College
2015: Private Practice, Natural Health Clinic
2013: Counsellor - Mind
2011: Counsellor - Cruse Bereavement
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I work on a weekly basis, at the same time each week for an hour's session. For some people, the therapeutic journey is a short journey while for others it can be longer; and the length of therapy is very much dependent on your needs, and what you want to explore and achieve in therapy. Currently I charge £45 per hour.
Sometimes with the bones of the black sticks left when the fire has gone out
Someone has written something new in the ashes of your life.
You are not leaving. Even as the light fades quickly now,
You are arriving. '
- David Whyte.
'The thing about feelings is that they don't persist. You can spend forever avoiding them But if you actually face them and feel them, then they change. They move on. Remember: emotions have motion. They never stay the same. They only stay the same, painful and overwhelming, while you're feeling them.' - Carolyn Spring (PODS)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Some evenings, some day time availability
Types of client