Approach & Background
I completed my training at BCPC (Bath Centre for Psychotherapy & Counselling) one of Britain's top accredited training institutions. I have a Masters Degree in Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy. Bcpc is an organisational member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am fully accredited by UKCP and as such abide by their codes of ethical and professional standards.
I am also a qualified therapist in Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP). It is a body-mind approach to psychological development , drawing on attachment theory, system- oriented principles, along with client centred attitudes, in one unified philosophy.
Being an Integrative psychotherapist means I draw on a number of different ideas and methodologies, always with the aim to fit the individual. From the oldest forms, to current methods that draw on neuroscience (how relationships and the brain interact to shape who we are) , i see psychotherapy as an opportunity to explore our feelings and how they influence us the way they do.
My years of diverse training, in Integrative work, a body-mind approach and an emphasis on Jungian depth psychology have helped me develop an approach to psychotherapy that is practical, interactive and attentive to your inner struggle.
Effective therapy is transformative. In a process whose cornerstones are collaboration, compassion, support and imagination we will discover your inborn energy for healing and wholeness.
I will listen closely to how you think about problems and how ingrained patterns may be affecting your efforts to find solutions. We will listen for memories, feelings and ideas that will identify and help clear away inner obstacles and discover the way forward to a re-imagined self and a more creative life.
Since the unconscious part of us influences our lives, our work may include dreams which can inform and balance what our waking selves think, feel and do.
Understanding what has been forgotten, denied or never known makes us more whole and leads to a more fulfilling life.
My background: Previously i worked in Tv and film as a sound mixer/recordist. As well as my private practice I currently work in the NHS as an associate counsellor delivering therapy. I have also worked for many years in the mental health sector with individuals facing complex mental health needs and with young adults leaving the care system.