The quality of the relationship between yourself and your therapist will create the template of your personal therapy, it's worth looking for the right person for you. I'm qualified and accredited to work with adults, adolescents, children, couples and have a particular interest and expertise in working with pregnancy, birth and the early years. For you to feel comfortable enough to be able to speak your mind and be honest with yourself and me is key, I'd invite you to email or phone me to arrange an appointment and see if we have the potential to work well together.
I'm fascinated by relationships, the difficulties and anxieties that arise within them, how they affect our health and well being and the most effective ways of restoring balance to our lives.The problems we encounter may have there roots in the past, present or projected future.
As a nurse, I was attracted to Accident and Emergency Nursing where I found that deep, honest and open relationships arose in the presence of profound difficulties caused by sudden illness, trauma or death. This led to an interest in psychology, which I studied at University, followed by extensive trainings in psychotherapy, mostly recently in EMDR and Mitochondrial Therapy.
Having children stimulated me to train in Active Birth, pregnancy and post-natal yoga, reflexology, spiritual healing, reiki, baby massage, breast feeding counselling and yoga for children and adults and most recently as a pre and perinatal psychology and health educator.
The 93% of communication unaccounted for by language allows us to understand each other through feelings that then translate into behaviour, emotions, memories, sudden flashes of inspiration, etc. I'll help you build a bridge to the realization of who you are and your full potential, allowing you to understand yourself and others more fully. Parents find they are able to communicate with their newborn baby, pre-verbal toddlers, teenagers and even each other when upset has taken away words.
Whether you are young or old, a couple, family or individual I will provide a space where you can speak about what’s on your mind and explore your thoughts and feelings. I will be looking for the patterns and beliefs that hold you back, for the places were words and actions are incongruent and gently reveal insights and understanding as to why you do what you do and restore the flow that nature intended. I am intuitive and responsive backed by a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Training, qualifications & experience
EMDR Training 2018
Mitochondrial Therapy 20018
Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator 2015
Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health Educator 2013-14
MA Family Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: 2005-2007
Diploma in Transpersonal Psychotherapy: 2003 - 2006
Certificate in Psychotherapy: 2004-2006
Fundamentals in Counselling and Psychotherapy: 2002
Yoga Teacher + Pregnancy and Post-natal Yoga - 2003
Active Birth Teacher: 2003
Baby Massage Teacher: 2003
La Leche League Peer Breastfeeding Counsellor: 2003
Diploma in Management: 1994
Registered General Nurse: 1986
I have worked as a psychotherapist since 2002, both in Private Practise and also working for the charity HomeStart, Sure Start and in an Educational Support Centre. I have taught Early Years Staff in Westminster about Attachment Theory to develop a common language, presented workshops for organisations and on request a Paper at the Bowlby Centre.
I worked with a parenting team for seven years, running a weekly parenting group offering emotional and practical support, devising and running workshops which were featured in The Times, Telegraph and Independent.
I enjoy working privately with patients in a mixture of settings, I am fascinated by health and enjoy working with both western doctors and complimentary therapists offering patients both psychological support and care but also leading nutritional and supplementary herbs where appropriate facilitating a speedier recovery.
I continue to study and research psychotherapy, pre and peri-natal psychology and health and have found psychotherapy to be the most helpful way of transforming my own and others lives.
I supervise other psychotherapists in their practise.
I am researching mother and baby telepathy with eminent scientist and best selling author Dr Rupert Sheldrake.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with whole family system if appropriate.
I have worked with many new parents who are struggling with bonding with their baby and the emotions that arise in the early years.
I have worked with families and individuals who are struggling with undoing ancestral patterns or past life memories.
I have studied Mitochondrial Therapy which in my experience has helped with Autism, ADHD, Chronic Fatigue, Infertility and Anxiety.
Concessions may be available upon request
My fees reflect my ability to help
Those who choose to see me and have been in previous therapy find they progress more rapidly and their issues resolve, sometimes rapidly.