I have worked as a therapist for 40 years And have a person centred training, and am also trained in a Transpersonal therapy, Psychosynthesis. I work with adults, couples and families. For the last twenty years I have worked with young people with challenging behaviours, working with Wilderness Psychotherapy and the Four ShieldsI am the author of Holding The Space, a radical approach to working with trauma and abuse. This work has been researched by Strathclyde University, the department of residential childcare. There is also a film about his work on the C4EO website. My work is about transformation I work with Ceremony and the Creative Arts as therapy as well as your connection with nature.
I offer one to one work, family, couples and small group work. I also offer clinical supervision and consultation to professionals working with children and young people in care. I have trained with The School of Lost Borders in the Four Shields and with the Ojai Foundation in the Way of Council. I have completed twenty years of Shamanic Training which I use therapeutically to heal the soul and to strengthen the spirit.
I am 75 years of age and in love with life, I want you to be in love with life, come and see me.
i offer one to one sessions and family sessions. I also offer online sessions and telephone sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Advanced Diploma in Person Centered Therapy. A diploma in Psychosynthesis and an MA in Creative Writing.
I worked for many years in Women's Refuges both in the UK and the USA, working with trauma and abuse.
I have been in private practice for 35 years specializing in serious mental health issues, trauma and abuse. For the last twenty years I have also worked with teenagers who present with challenging behaviors and with young people who are not engaging in life, school or any where there is a breakdown of communication. I work with families and with couples using Holding the Space and Wilderness Psychotherapy. I also use the creative arts and ceremony as therapeutic healing tools.
I offer clinical supervision, consultations and spiritual counselling. I am also a Five Element trained and accredited acupuncturist.
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with Soul Retrieval and Soul Loss as well as the loss of connection with nature and the world. I do Shamanic healing sessions and create ceremonies to heal past wounds.
I charge £70 a session for therapy sessions and for clinical supervision.
For family work I charge £100 for one and a half hours.
For consultations I charge £150
Concessions offered for
Colwell is 15 minutes drive from Corbridge. If you book a session I will send you directions as Satnav does not bring you here.
I am also available to give talks to groups and I run workshops in The Four Shields and Holding Sacred Space. I also run a Women’s Moon Lodge and a men’s group. I teach the Seven Gates a Taoist journey of descent into the self and your connection with Tao.