A little about me:
I am a professionally qualified person-centred counsellor and movement psychotherapist dedicated to building an honest and open relationship with my clients. I believe in the uniqueness of each person and that our bodies hold our stories.
My promise is to facilitate your journey of personal growth and change by guiding you in the exploration of difficult or complex issues from your past or present in a very non-judgemental, confidential and professional space.
My training began in movement psychotherapy with a strong influence in the person-centred approach. I worked for over twenty years as a sensorial and movement-based teacher and then for a decade with children and their families; adults with Learning Disabilities / Autism / Asperger’s /. I trained teachers and social workers all across the country to deliver movement-based therapeutic sessions. I then trained as a Counsellor.
My therapy work has its roots in the belief that:
“Only when compassion is present will people allow themselves to see the truth”
Dr. Gabor Mate.
• We have the answers within to our problems
• If given the proper support within a trusting relationship, we can re-connect with ourselves, others and the world.
• Everything is possible
• Through psychotherapy we can re-emerge with all our colours and live life fully.
• The compassionate presence of another helps us heal in a relationship
My personal development and journey have led me to Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. TA is a theory of personality and a system for personal growth and change.
It is humanistic, existential psychotherapy that enables profound change to happen. I am in clinical training and am currently able to offer TA.
I work in private practice and am a member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), United Kingdom Association Transactional Analysis (UKATA), European Association Transactional Analysis (EATA), and International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA). I work within the United Kingdom Association Counselling and Psychotherapy (UKCP) Ethical framework and for working online am a member of the Association for Counselling & Therapy Online (ACTO) and am fully insured with Professional Liability Insurance.
I have regular twice-monthly clinical supervision and am super committed and passionate about my ongoing professional development because it allows me to help others to change and heal.