I am a UKCP registered body, movement and dance psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I work with a feminist trauma-informed approach and I am interested in intersecting identities and the non-neutrality of bodies and language as ongoing and dynamic processes.
Over the past twenty-five years, my clinical practice has involved facilitating groups and one-to-one therapy within a wide range of settings including NHS adult mental health services, dementia care, special educational needs and trauma-focused therapy for people who have experienced geopolitical displacement. I am also an experienced facilitator for staff development and training and have worked with organisations such as the Wellcome Trust, Arts for Peace with the Irish Government and Surrey Borders NHS Mental HealthTrust.
My practice includes a blend of working one-to-one, with groups, and forms of artistic collaboration, writing and research. I bring my experience in the arts and feminist interdisciplinary scholarship to the psychotherapeutic and supervisory relationship. My research and publications include investigating the interrelationship between bodies, affect and the brain, loss, grief and trauma, and rare early onset dementia.
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.