Who Am I?
I believe there is a profound mystery and wonder to life that we often take for granted in the daily hustle and bustle of our own lives. In my practice as a counsellor, I repeatedly observe how, when we slow down and ground ourselves with a gentle self-awareness, we can provide the skillful means to develop a better understanding of the causes of our suffering and a greater ability to choose how we respond to the circumstances we experience in life.

I have a Certificate in Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling (
Goldsmiths, University of London) and a BACP accredited Diploma in Counselling (The Gestalt Centre). I continue to undertake CPD and have completed a Core Process Psychotherapy Diploma in Relational Mindfulness (The Karuna Institute), a Gestalt Awareness Practice open-seat intensive with Esalen elder, Christine Price (Tribal Ground), Somatic Experiencing workshops with leading trauma pioneer, Peter Levine
(
Somatic Experiencing), Trauma Constellation workshops with gestalt and psychotrauma therapist, Vivian Broughton, and numerous retreats and teachings with the founder of Core Process Psychotherapy, Maura Sills, whose teaching I hold as my core practice both in my day-to-day life and my counselling practice. I have a longstanding embodied mindfulness practice which has evolved over 30 years study and appreciation of various traditional transpersonal teachings.

My daily outdoor practice within the Japanese garden inside my local park is an integral part of my life. I have an longstanding interest in various traditional, martial, spiritual and meditative practices from China, India and Persia alongside Alexander Lowen’s Bioenergetics, the Feldenkrais Method and the creative energy of functional movement. I am a certified teacher of Hun Yuan Qi-Gong and basic structural body balancing (Institute of Contemporary Qi Gong) and, if desired, I can incorporate embodied movement into our counselling work together. I have found this to be both energetically grounding and releasing especially in outdoor therapy.

I hold an honours degree in Modern Arts (
Kingston University) and bring an experiential and playful creativity to my counselling practice. I have led 8-week group courses in Embodied Mindfulness and Mindful Compassion (Centre for Better Health), centred upon cultivating a healing compassion towards ourselves and others.