I have been involved with various growth and self-development modalities for over 20 years. As well as offering counselling and embodied therapy I am a practicing Alexander Technique teacher and a licensed Dance of Awareness facilitator.
I have a Diploma in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling and am committed to practicing ethically and safely. I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and have regular supervision. I am fully insured and am also a member of an Independent Practitioners Network group, which is a group of colleagues committed to supporting and challenging each other’s practice, and standing by each other’s work.
My approach to embodied therapy is based primarily on 'Body Listening', which is a humanistic, neo-reichian approach to working with feelings and the body which I learned with Tim Brown of the Brighton School of Embodied Therapy. I also draw considerably on my three year (1600 hour) training in the Alexander Technique which taught me to approach hands-on work with awareness and sensitivity, and to encourage release, integration and transformation in a gentle and non-invasive way.
I am committed to creativity, both in therapy and in life. At various times I have been a professional musician, teacher, craftsman and designer. I have a masters degree in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred, and a post-graduate qualification in adult education. I aim to bring the thoughtfulness, expressiveness and sensitivity these activities have developed into my therapeutic work with my clients, and I actively encourage clients who are interested to develop their creativity, and to use creative means to further their goals for the work we do together.