I put you, the client, at the heart of my work, ensuring you have a relaxed, supportive and confidential environment in which to explore your thoughts, your feelings and how you make sense of the world.
My practice engages with a full range of client issues from those that constellate around crisis to those that represent an awakening - particularly since these are often interrelated. A personal crisis may signal that you are “standing on the threshold” between a habitual way of being and a new way forward.
My approach draws on the work of Roberto Assagioli, a contemporary of Jung and Maslow, who combined Eastern and Western teachings on psychology, philosophy and spirituality, to develop psychosynthesis psychology.
Psychosynthesis is a holistic and integrative psychospiritual psychology, concerned not only with how we manage our problems and alleviate suffering, but also with how we awaken to our life's potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professional UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) registered and accredited psychotherapist and counsellor with over 12 years therapeutic experience helping individuals and couples from all walks of life.
My key qualifications include:
- Masters Degree (M.A.) in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy - Middlesex University
- Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy - Institute of Psychosynthesis, London
- Emma Stavrou Thesis Award - Institute of Psychosynthesis, London
- Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Institute of Psychosynthesis, London
- Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (NZQA level 7 - degree equivalent) - NZ Institute of Psychosynthesis, Auckland
In addition to my therapeutic qualifications, I hold an MPhil (Hons) in Management, a Postgraduate Diploma in Art & Design and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. My background and training is in Design & Innovation, Organisation Development, Systems and Executive Coaching. I also design and facilitate workshops for a variety of groups and organisations.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 per session
Call or email me to get the ball rolling. We can then arrange an initial session where we can meet, talk through what you're looking to get out of counselling and whether I'm the right person for you to work with. This initial appointment is an opportunity to ask questions and ensure a good match between what I offer and your needs and situation. If we agree to continue, we will contract for a series of weekly sessions.
I work with individuals and couples from practice rooms in Bath and Bristol. I aim to be flexible to find a time that works for you.
My standard fee is £55 per hour-long session, however I am willing to discuss concessions.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
I was born in Leicester and recently moved to Bath. I have spent a number of years living and working abroad in New Zealand, Italy and the USA.
I have an active interest in business coaching, art therapy, systems approaches, eco-psychology, transition towns and ecotherapy. I continue to work as an artist, designer, and teacher.