Over 20 years applying my qualifications give me extensive work experience in body-based work (Alexander Technique) and psychodrama psychotherapy. I listen to body and mind. These dual qualifications allow me to regard a person in their psycho-physical being and in their environment. My approach honours the person and their background and their uniqueness and at the same time their embeddedness in their unique environment.
I honour each person’s natural gift of spontaneity and creativity. At the same time each person is regarded as an agent and responsible person who engages in the therapeutic process. Since human beings are relational beings, the therapeutic relationship between the client and myself has an important role to play.
I offer psycho-physical learning/education and experience as well as action-based procedures in order to learn and see people’s stories, experiences and legacies of ruptures that affected their lives. I am trauma-informed practitioner.
I offer psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, including seniors, in one-to-one sessions and groups. My dual qualifications in psychotherapy and body work enable me to work with people who present with mental and/or physical health challenges. Apart from talking through issues, I offer a creative approach in order to explore issues that are difficult to explain with words.
I offer Creative Supervision to fellow colleagues and counselling and psychotherapy trainees.
I facilitate weekly group psychotherapy sessions with 5 – 9 members in the Southampton/New Forest area.
My knowledge, qualifications and interest in world affairs inform my practice.
I keep being engaged in professional (Continuous Professional Development/CPD) and personal development.
I am engaged in working with aspects of the Climite Crisis and mental health.
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.