I originally trained in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling at 'Re-Vision', Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis. The were several elements of this training that were important to me including: the spiritual dimension in its model of the psyche and understanding human nature; the spiritual perspective being grounded in psychodynamic and Jungian theories; and also that art, creativity and the imagination can be used as a bridge to the unconscious. After qualifying, as well as developing a private practice I worked for some years with adolescents in the voluntary sector. Inspired by the courage of my clients undertaking this work I then deepened my skills by completing a Post-Diploma in Psychotherapy.
I have been in private practice for over 17 years and have undertaken further training throughout this time to further my development and follow my interest in the ways that soul and spirit finds expression through us.
Further training and professional development has included:
Throughout these years I have worked in a variety of settings including short term work in an NHS GP surgery and also within MIND, the mental health charity where I created and delivered support groups and workshops. I have worked for Re-Vision as a tutor for seven years on the Counselling Diploma programme, and for eight years on the Management Executive Committee, and I currently facilitate Open Evenings and Heart and Soul Introductory Events. I currently facilitate a therapeutic arts group in an NHS pain rehabilitation centre.
In order to support myself and my practice I am committed to my own ongoing personal and professional development, and I have regular clinical supervision.
I also offer Clinical Supervision and work with both individuals and groups. My approach is reflexive and integrative and I work with students in training as well as qualified therapists. Creative art practices can be included in the supervision process if that is helpful. I am happy to talk with you if you wish to discuss your clinical needs and the possibility of working together.
I am a Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists 'BACP' and a registered psychotherapist accredited with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists 'UKCP', as such I abide by their code of ethics.