I offer an awareness-based approach to psychotherapy called Core Process both online and from an established practice in Camden Town, London NW1. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds and have experience of a very diverse range of client issues.
I appreciate how enormous reaching out for help can be, especially when life becomes overwhelming or very uncertain, but my aim is to give you exactly the right support you need at this time in your life.
Core Process Psychotherapy is a contemplative, psycho-spiritual approach that combines the curative power of awareness with western psychotherapeutic theories.
I work in different ways depending on each person using imagination, dreams, felt sense, thoughts, feelings and a deeper spiritual sense of being. Sometimes art or other creative modes may also be introduced in order to help express and process what is being experienced.
In Core Process work, the idea is to slow one’s inner-world down, to pay attention, and to start to become aware of what is holding this sense of self together. Feeling tone is so important, because this sense of self arose out of sensory felt experience very early on in development.
Within an environment of respect and warmth, my aim is to honour the uniqueness of your process in a nonjudgemental way and to help you find your own way of working. Practiced within an atmosphere of joint-enquiry and compassion, my approach understands awareness to be intrinsically healing and supportive of our discovering greater choice and freedom in our lives. I see my role to be that of a reflector and facilitator to your increasing awareness, a companion in your process.
Training, qualifications & experience
My main psychotherapy training is in Core Process Psychotherapy, one of the original contemplative approaches to psychotherapy developed at the Karuna Institute in Devon. I undertook my clinical training at Homerton Psychiatric Hospital and at the Centre for Better Health, a community-based charity supporting recovery from mental ill-health, both in East London. I hold a Masters in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice from Middlesex University.
Additional specific training includes working with the Arts in psychotherapy, attachment theory, focusing, pre- and perinatal psychology and body psychotherapy. In 2009, I completed my foundation psychotherapy training in Art Therapy and hold a Diploma in the Therapeutic & Educational Application of the Arts from IATE.
- Post-Qualification Masters in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice
- Diploma in the Therapeutic & Educational Application of the Arts
- Practitioners Diploma in Craniosacral Biodynamics
UKCP — Registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy
ACPP — Registered member of the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists
IABT — Registered practitioner of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings
In my psychotherapy practice, as someone drawn to both the spiritual and psychodynamic aspects of our experience, I have seen that the clarity and breadth of the Core Process perspective, deeply informed by Buddhist thought, can bring great meaning and personal transformation for people, especially when life appears to have fallen apart or loses meaning.
My spiritual practice led to me taking a solitary one-year Buddhist retreat in which I underwent a profound transformation associated with a spiritual emergency. This experience, of severe psycho-physical affect overwhelming ordinary reality, opened into a great curiosity about my own very early relational experience and set the foundations for my wanting to work with others suffering the effects of trauma.
I developed a keen interest in accessing very early experience and the possibility of resolving mental pain formed in pre-birth and through birth trauma. Having worked with pre- & perinatal psychologists, I discovered the use of art media to be a transitional phenomena that enables clients to safely process painful or traumatic material. My experience in craniosacral biodynamics augments a body-based approach to psychotherapeutic work coupled with the use of dreams informed by Jungian psychology.
Before my clinical training I had an academic and professional background in business and finance. As a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, I worked first for a well-known multi-national and then in the charitable sector. In 1994, I started work with a worldwide organisation presenting the Buddhist tradition of Tibet, under the patronage of the Dalai Lama. I lived among the lay community and worked as International Finance Director based in the UK and France. My clinical work is underpinned by over 30 years study of Tibetan Buddhism and practice of Dzogchen, making sense of my experiences and how I engage with life.
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anxiety disorder/Panic attacks
Kink & Fetish
Pre- & Perinatal Trauma
Self-sabotage / Procrastination
Spiritual Emergency & Emergence / Spiritual crisis
Subtle body trauma
Monday to Friday, daytime and evening