I originally trained at 'Re-Vision', Centre for Integrative Transpersonal Therapy. There 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; that the transpersonal is grounded in psychodynamic theories and those from Carl Jung; that art, creativity and the imagination can be used to explore the unconscious; and that the therapeutic relationship is key.
After qualifying, as well as developing a private practice I worked for several years with adolescents in the voluntary sector. Inspired by the courage of young clients undertaking this work I then deepened my skills by completing a Post-Diploma in Psychotherapy.
I have been in private practice for over 20 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 facilitated a therapeutic arts group within the NHS, in a national pain management centre. I have worked for Re-Vision as a tutor for seven years on the Counselling Diploma programme, and for eight years within the Management, and facilitated Open Evenings and Heart and Soul Introductory Events for eighteen years.
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 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, and anyone who works with people in a helping capacity, such as social workers, support workers, nurses, doctors, coaches and those who hold a spiritual or religious role. 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.
You can email or phone for an informal conversation to explore what you are looking for.
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.