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Healing is possible, and when we find the right therapist, so much starts falling into place. I have over 20 years of experience, working within Social Services, the NHS, and privately, helping people heal from all walks of life. Past professional experience includes working as a support worker within the community, inpatient mental health services, and counselling in GP surgeries. I am a survivor of domestic abuse and a sensitive soul. I work with many HSP's and empaths, helping them to understand their nature and manage their overwhelm. I am used to holding space for those experiencing uncomfortable emotions.
I am very intuitive and creatively use a number of healing modalities to help my clients. Many of my clients have had some form of prior therapy but have not felt understood or had the interaction and feedback that they needed. Clients have fed back to me that my more proactive approach - counselling, coaching, mentoring, and energy therapies like EFT tapping has been very helpful for them. It has also helped that my personal experiences, including being a survivor of abuse, have helped them recover and heal at a deeper and lasting level.
Choosing a therapist is very personal. It is important that you choose the right therapy and person for you, even if it doesn't fit in with convention. As an intuitive and deep feeler of this world, and someone who is comfortable including things like spirituality, nature, sound, and energy techniques like EFT, Reiki, and Touch for Health, my strengths are in combining the conventional western ways and the energy of eastern philosophies, to help people change their state by recognising and understanding their thought and behaviour patterns, and then changing their thoughts to change their life.
High Sensitivity (HSP) or Sensory Processing Sensitivity
If you are wondering if you are a highly sensitive you can take the test here: https://hsperson.com/test/
15 – 20% of the population are highly sensitive; this is too high a number to be considered a disorder, it is an innate trait, and some are also high sensation seekers. They have a more sensitive nervous system and process things differently, hence struggling with many of the above.
I am a highly sensitive therapist, experienced in working with HSP's, both 1 - 1 and in groups. I also offer consultations if ongoing therapy is not required.
Our culture sees sensitivity as a weakness; however, there are strengths that come with this trait. For example: they will be very creative, highly empathic, and very intuitive; they will be good listeners, love animals and nature and be easily moved by music and the arts.
Walk and Talk Therapy
By walking and talking you will be tapping into the natural energies of the sun and nature while working through the issues that are bothering you. Being outdoors creates a calming effect, thus making the counselling work more relaxed. There will naturally be less eye contact, and you may find that this makes it easier for you to talk about the difficult stuff.
The Walk and Talk way of working can help you move forward and integrate what you learn about yourself in counselling.
I live in the country, not far from Liss village. Opposite my house is a public footpath. There is the option of walking around the field or following the footpath, or you might prefer walking around Petersfield Lake or through the trees at Queen Elizabeth Country Park – the choice is yours.
As a Touch for Health Kinesiologist, I use muscle testing, to balance the body's energy system. This can assist in establishing the emotional factors involved in a psychological or physical issue. Along with EFT tapping, these use the meridian system to stimulate and balance the energy flowing through our body. I bring elements of both into my work and include gentle exercises to boost the energy system and increase awareness of the body. When our body is in balance, energetically, we naturally feel better in mood and outlook as well as physically.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counselling Skills 1&2, Chichester University 2007.
- Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, Chichester University 2010.
- Advanced, Accredited EFT Practitioner
- Various training workshops including; Domestic Violence, Creative Arts, Dementia, CBT, Managing Conflict, Strong Emotions, Relapse Prevention (Substance abuse).
- I have experience in all types of mental distress.
- Touch for Health Kinesiology
- Diploma in Meridian Psychotherapy
- Reiki Practitioner
- Online courses including Life Coaching, Group Coaching, Meditation and Sound Healing.
- Member of the Complementary Therapists Association.
- Various qualifications in massage therapy. I no longer practice, but I have a good understanding of anatomy and physiology.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My special interests include:
- High Sensitivity
- Food related issues
£45.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£45.00 - £70.00 for 1 hour.
Please feel free to contact me for an informal chat about your requirements and for you to decide if you like the sound of my voice, feel comfortable with me and we feel that we could work together.
I have some concessions available for those on low income.
When I work
I offer a free 30 min introductory call for you to get an idea of me and my style of working, and for you to ask any questions for you to decide whether we can work together.
Having been a support worker in the past, my insurance also covers community support. This means that if you are suffering with social anxiety, I can work with you in the community to manage, and heal your worries and fears. Or, if you need some support to access other services or employment, I can incorporate your session as part of this, all in a discrete and totally professional way.