For most of my life I have studied and worked with people, exploring philosophy and issues of health and mental health. I work with people who are trying to deal with long term problems arising out of early trauma, abuse and neglect. I work with people who have relationship problems as well as people dealing with loneliness and stress and anxiety, depression and much more.
Core Process Psychotherapy is a synthesis of Western psychology and Buddhist understanding which has been taught and developed by Maura and Franklyn Sills of the Karuna Institute over many years. It works with body, mind and feelings towards a greater sense of our underlying wholeness. Its emphasis is on exploring our particular experience and it respects each individual’s journey towards healing.
I work with both long and short term clients. My work is chiefly mindfulness-based and use the therapeutic skills that I have studied and explored over the years.
When you come to see me we will work together to form a safe space in which to explore your feelings and thoughts about yourself, and your difficulties. We will work to form a positive therapeutic relationship from which you can feel more able to experience, face and heal what is distancing you from your sense of well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
Master of Arts in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice. MA
Graduation Diploma in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice.
UKCP Accredited, Member of ACPP
I have been working as a psychotherapist since 2011. Since starting work I have worked with dozens of people who are facing a wide variety of difficulty, from stress and anxiety, to relationship problems such as depression and bipolar disorder and other life difficulties.
I have had over 21 years' experience as an acupuncturist working one-to-one with people. This has given me a huge body of experience in relational and energetic work with people with many different issues.
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.
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
£50 per session with concessionary rates available.