I trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist at the Minster Centre, London, graduating in 1998. I originally trained as a state registered nurse, and went on to study homeopathy, massage and craniosacral therapy before my Psychotherapy training.
I am passionate about my work as a therapist. Over the past five years I have been developing a Relational model of psychotherapy, which combines the learning I have gained both in my psychotherapy practice and in the learning and practice as a craniosacral therapist. Research confirms it is the quality of the relationship between you and your therapist that brings about relief from symptoms and an increase in well-being. If you are interested in learning more, I'm very happy to meet with you for up to 30minutes, to give you a chance to see if I'm someone you would feel comfortable talking to, and for me to see if I have the relevant skills to support you.
I work with individuals for short and long term work. I work online as well as face to face.
I have learned through my own therapy and my work as a therapist, lecturer and supervisor, that being listened to, really listened to; creates amazing changes and shifts. I am really interested in the body mind spirit connection; often pain on an emotional level manifests in physical illnesses or mental health symptoms such as anxiety and depression. A search for meaning in life is a valid reason to come for therapy.
I have been married for 40 years, so understand the both the challenges and pleasures that close relationships bring. Though I am heterosexual, I have experience with working with gender fluid people as well as people identifying themselves as being within the LGBT community.
Many people come to see me at crisis times in their lives; I have been through my own 'dark night of the soul' I have accompanied others as they navigate theirs.