It is most likely, you are currently experiencing something, which has brought you to seek support. No matter what is troubling you, psychotherapy can be a place to meet your own (often hidden) resources.
Working together through the process of therapy is useful in receiving mirroring, reflective questions to open one’s awareness to alternative perspectives, as well as a contained space to explore your internal landscape of thoughts, feelings and sensations. Within a safe, non-judgemental environment, you may feel more able to meet any unease you are experiencing, as a means to foster change you wish to see.
As a BACP and UKCP accredited, transpersonal integrative psychotherapist, I aim to meet and see you, as and where you are, in a relationship based on equality, unconditional positive regard, compassion and empowerment. Bringing my experience of yoga and embodied awareness practices, I invite inquiry into body/movement-based experiences, as a tool for further development of presence, emotional regulation, trauma resolution, interpersonal skills, embodiment, empathy and greater clarity in mind perception.
Dreamwork is another form I include in therapy, which lends itself in the exploration and embodiment of the unconscious.
While most often people participate in their session through verbal dialogue, sometimes working with breath, visualisation, meditation, movement, sound, art materials, or sand tray is a useful option.
Psychotherapy is often a long-term commitment of several years, however sometimes the work feels complete over a few months. Some people choose to focus on a specific matter over the course of a few weeks. The length of your work is determined at the beginning of therapy, upon having gone through an assessment to glean what our work together will entail and to decide whether we are suitable working together.
Alongside my psychotherapy practice, I offer one to one sessions in yoga, embodied awareness and dreamwork.
Training, qualifications & experience
Through my journey as a transpersonal integrative psychotherapist, counsellor, yoga and embodied awareness instructor, my life experiences have initiated many transformations of learning, unlearning, relearning and remembering. While my multidisciplinary background plays a large part in the way I work, it does not compare to my lifelong practice of simply being present and allowing whatever is happening to evolve naturally.
While I have most recently been working as a BACP and UKCP accredited psychotherapist (trained through The Centre of Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London), I originally worked as a professional dancer; from a young age journeying through intensive trainings with The Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet School, and Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, where I received a 3 year dance diploma, before going on to perform in the U.S., alongside teaching dance to all ages and abilities.
Wishing to extend the benefits of movement to a diverse audience, I expanded my training to work as a personal trainer, before transitioning to yoga through the Sivananda school, in India. My practice has been influenced by Vinyasa yoga, Sarah Powers’ ‘Insight Yoga’, Scaravelli yoga, Vipassana meditation, as well as the somatics based practices of Body Mind Centering and Feldenkrais Method.
Yoga was the catalyst towards therapy, which instigated my aforementioned training. Therapeutically, I have worked as a bereavement counsellor for Marie Curie and as a counsellor at St. Ann’s Hospital, Phoenix Unit, a service specialising in eating disorders. I have also worked as a psychotherapist with clients at Fresh Start Low Cost Counselling and Psychotherapy Services, as well as in private practice at The Light Centre Belgravia and Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy based in Paddington.
I continue to extend my therapeutic tools to incorporate embodied awareness practices, training and practicing with Linda Hartley in 'Authentic Movement', as well as being inspired by Eugene Gendlin’s ‘Focusing’ techniques and Byron Katie's 'The Work'. My interest in 'dreamwork' has been supported by training with accredited psychotherapist and supervisor Nicole O'Reilly, in Worthing.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Embodied Awareness Practices
The original assessment takes up to an hour and costs £60.
Cost of therapy is £60 p/50 minutes sessions.