I offer Nature Therapy from a person centred perspective. I personally choose to work within nature as it is a space that I can often find clarity in my own thoughts, it evokes a feeling of freedom, and it is where I am able to feel most authentic. Research shows people who are more connected with nature are usually happier in life and more likely to report feeling that their lives has meaning and purpose. As we explore the impact of being out in nature, scientific studies have shown that it has a calming effect on the nervous system, allows an overworked brain to restore, reduces heart rate and blood pressure and increases vitality and energy. Making the outdoors an ideal environment to work therapeutically in.
Using the fractal patterns, systems and processes of nature to creatively can help us to understand our own internal world and experience. Providing an opportunity to gain perspective and understanding of what is not (and what is) working for you in your life. Working therapeutically in nature will impact on your self-awareness, your resilience and coping strategies, your self-esteem, your relationships with other people, and your relationship with the world outside.
To book a free assessment please call or email me - we will look at what you would like from counselling, also an opportunity for you to ask any questions. If you decide to continue, we then arrange regular sessions moving forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’ve mentored young adults with mental health or social issues on a 6 month project, which aims to improve self-esteem and empowers them to make well informed decisions about their future. This nature based programme including weekly mentoring.
I have experience of working within a Hospice setting, working with patients and families approaching end of life. Sitting alongside and meeting people on an emotional level at this difficult time. I also have experience of working with people with learning disabilities and vulnerable adults within the community that are either homeless or at risk of homelessness.
- Introduction to counselling
- Diploma in Counselling level 2
- Diploma in Counselling level 3
- HOPE Facilitator (CBT based 6 week programme)
- Mentor Training (Wilderness Foundation)
- ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Wilderness Therapy Training
I am committed to continually learn and grow both as a person and a therapist. I attend regular CPD to help broaden my understanding of issues my clients or experiencing or an area that I am curious in, these include harmful sexual behaviours, Psychological impact of MND, Safeguarding Children.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with