Transpersonal psychotherapy looks across our entire lifespan. What is it like to be us right now; how did we come to be this way; and what do we hope for, fear or dream of for our future? But 'trans' also means 'beyond'. This can be understood in a spiritual way, as being about the meaning or purpose of our lives, but to me makes secular sense as well. Who, in our truest selves, are we, and what do we truly want, beyond all the things that we are told to be and want? The integrative part means that I have also studied psychodynamic, humanistic and existential psychotherapies, as well as CBT, and can blend these with transpersonal work in whatever way feels right for you. My aim is not to provide you with answers, but to work with your creative and intuitive self to access the deep knowing, and innate capacity for joy and self-healing, that yearns to be contacted within us all.
I have worked with a wide range of psychological, emotional and spiritual concerns, including anxiety, depression, compulsions, bereavement, stress, midlife crisis, parenting issues, suicidal ideation, ancestral trauma, sexual dysfunction, sexual abuse and unexplained physical symptoms. I am also trained in collaborative dreamwork. I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapy from the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), a Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent's University, an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck and a BA in Experimental Psychology from Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Before becoming a psychotherapist I held research positions in neuroscience and public health, worked in reference-book publishing and spent ten years as a professional rowing coach. I welcome clients of any or no faith, gender, sexual orientation or psychiatric diagnosis.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.