I am a relational integrative therapist and supervisor who is also a level 3 trained, Internal Family Systems (IFS) practitioner. I offer a compassionate challenging approach, with the hope of getting to the depths of what is causing inner distress or conflict. I incorporate dream work, Shadow work, psychodynamic understanding, mindfulness, somatic experiencing, neuroscience and humanistic approaches. Understanding and making meaning of experience is at the heart of my practice.
I trained at BCPC (Bath centred for psychotherapy and counselling) and have engaged with a broad range of issues whilst seeing students and adults in private practice and I specialise in working with Trauma, particularly developmental trauma. I explore how early experiences can have an impact on the ‘here and now’ creating a safe and genuine relationship as the foundation of the work. I work with both individuals and couples.
Alongside my private practice I manage a counselling service in a local further and higher education college where I supervise a team of 9 therapists. I also work with inpatient and outpatients offering 1 to 1 and group therapy at the Priory hospital in Bristol. Finally, I am a tutor on the BCPC counselling foundation course in Bath.
I am a qualified UKCP Supervisor with CSTD (The Centre for Supervision Training and Development).
I have assisted on a two year Healing the Shadow practitioner diploma which is a specially designed shadow work model which explores your unconscious through a creative parts work process.
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.