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Hello, my name is Natalie and I am a relational body-oriented therapist with over 20 years of experience in private practice. Currently, I am working online via Zoom. I also offer in-person sessions in Downderry, Cornwall.
My way of working is integrated, it includes all aspects of our humanness. It is an approach that is relational, body-oriented and trauma-informed.
What I offer is rooted in my passion to meet life with a compassionate heart and authenticity.
I work intuitively, with sensitivity and a willingness to embark on a journey together of discovery to support you in a healing journey.
I feel passionate that the therapeutic relationship is central and the most important aspect of transformational work.
I am also trained as a body-oriented therapist. This means I have huge respect for how our bodies hold a wealth of knowledge and when listened to can begin to melt old patterns of holding, which we may have carried within our bodies since childhood. When we live more fully in our bodies, we feel more grounded, awake, alive, and connected. I also have training in trauma, working creatively with stuck frozen aspects held within the body and attachment patterns. Often shame can be a component of these unresolved patterns.
The body is a wise guide, it can take us deeper into where we feel stuck in our lives. When we enter a relationship by noticing the sensations in our bodies and exploring the subtle messages, we might be surprised to notice the amount of holding and tension we carry.
The more we engage with our bodies, the patterns can organically release and open new pathways to living a life connected to this innate source of our true natural wholeness.
I have explored many modalities of therapy and bodywork.
I have in-depth extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, loss, relationship issues, sexuality, bereavement, childhood issues, abuse, chronic fatigue syndrome, low self-confidence, low-self esteem, chronic pain, addictions, anger management, panic attacks & phobias.
Working Online and In Person - Downderry, Cornwall
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced relational/body-oriented counselling/psychotherapist and have been working in private practice for over 20 years exploring the MindBodySpirit and the healing relationship.
I originally trained in Transactional Analysis Counselling, BA Hons Metonia Institue, London www.metanoia.ac.uk
Further Training Embodied Relationship Therapy – Nick Totton
Training in Group Process Therapy with Nick Totton (Chaos & Grace)
Further Online Training in Complex Trauma and shame with Janine Fisher
Studied aspects of Feldenkrais exploring subtle movement to support resilience.
Centre of Healing Shame - several in-depth trainings
2023- Currently in training as a Mindfulness teacher with Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach
I have been a teacher of a women's meditation Dance. This is a dance for women to reconnect to their wombs and bodies.
I am a registered member of British Association of counselling and psychotherapy wwww.bacp.co.uk
I have explore many modalities of therapy and body work over 20 years.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 - £75.00
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
Fees £55 - £75 sliding Scale
Sessions 1 Hour
In person - Downderry, Cornwall
20 Min free introductory is available via zoom
Currently only offering online sessions via zoom
When I work
I offer a free 20 introductory session via zoom
If you wish to meet in person for an initial session I offer 60 min session and I do charge my full rate.
There is a limited availability of concessionary rates for low-income or students.
After an initial session, we would normally agree on a block of sessions to hold your process. If we decide to work together the practicals of how we structure this will be based on your individual needs and agreed mutually on how best to support this. These sessions are normally offered weekly. Cancellations are required to be paid in full.