‘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.
I am particularly interested in the Therapeutic work of Peter Levine: Somatic Experiencing, Stanley Keleman: Formative Psychology, Nick Totton: Embodied-Relational Therapy, Babette Rothschild: Somatic Trauma Therapy and the healing work of Sandra Ingerman through Shamanic Practice and teaching. I continue to be inspired my Mentor and teacher Annette Schwalbe a Body and Movement Psychotherapist and my Supervisor Jo Moulton a Therapist inspired by Formative Psychology.
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.
How I work
As a Therapist I encourage a body-mind language. This approach honours the whole of your experience moment by moment, deeply acknowledging embodiment and relationship, asking what you feel and how you feel it.
This question can often be an interactive experience, answered and expressed through body (felt-sense),mind (thoughts) and emotion (relationship).
Acknowledging the stories and language of your body can offer another dimension to our therapeutic work together and creates a space to explore the difficulties in your life that do not seem to move or change simply by talking about them.
I feel inspired by many ancient traditions and modern teachings, often weaving together elements of Body-mapping with Psychotherapy.
Our sessions together will depend entirely on what works best for you and could involve:
· Talking therapies: Relational, Transpersonal, Gestalt.
· Formative Psychology
· Body mapping and meditation
· Ecotherapy (strengthening your relationship with Nature)
· Voice/sound exploration
· Ritual and ceremony
· Creative writing
· Mindful Movement
· Breath awareness
· Visualisation work