‘Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behaviour. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain’ – Eckhart Tolle.
Experience and inspiration
I have over 10 years’ experience of working in both Voluntary and Private mental health settings; residential and non-residential in the UK and overseas. I have seen and experienced the healing effect of truly meeting someone through relationship and being alongside people in moments of challenge/pain and joy/celebration. I am inspired by a Humanistic way of being in relationship, full of spirit and curiousity.
I am an accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, working in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have regular supervision and I am committed to ongoing growth through professional development.
I have regular supervision and I am committed to ongoing growth through professional development.
My work draws on body-centred and person-centred approaches including the Therapeutic work of Peter Levine: Somatic Experiencing, Stanley Keleman: Formative Psychology, Nick Totton: Embodied-Relational Therapy, Babette Rothschild: Somatic Trauma Therapy, Ruella Frank: Gestalt and the Psycho-Spiritual work of Sandra Ingerman.
Alongside my work as a Therapist, I offer 1:1 Body Mapping retreats (non-residential) and group experiences. I am also a qualified Level 2 Reiki practitioner.
Our sessions together will depend upon where the process takes us and could include dialogue, body awareness, breath-work, authentic movement, formative Psychology (shaping and re-shaping somatic emotional responses), body mapping and meditation, ecotherapy (strengthening your relationship with nature), voice/sound exploration, creative writing, gesture and posture, body dialogue, somatic storytelling and body-gestalt techniques.
I encourage a bodymind language, this means honouring the whole of your experience in the here-and-now, deeply acknowledging embodiment and relationship, reconnecting to the stories that are held in the body and taking them seriously. Acknowledging the stories and language of your body can offer another dimension to therapeutic work and creates a space to explore the difficulties in your life that do not seem to move or change simply by talking about them. Sessions can be an interactive experience, working with the body (felt-sense), mind (thoughts) and emotion (relationship).