“My work is often to help clients see that the compromises they make for others are actually wounds to the Self and to support them in resolving the personal conflict.”
My commitment to you is open-ended which means that there is no time limit and space is created for the therapy to develop over time, for as long as you feel is necessary.
I am equally happy providing short term targeted work to address a specific challenge in your life.
My journey into therapeutic work began as a therapeutic foster carer and progressed into school based work helping both students aged 5-15 years and the parents. Through this work I developed a keener understanding of how our childhood experiences form our adult patterns of relating and we pass those patterns to our children, often without awareness of the implications for their future lives. I am a professionally accredited integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. I blend recognised psychotherapeutic approaches with holistic and spiritual practices. I use Emotional Freedom Technique and Emotion Code to uncover and release trapped emotions which encroach on the individual’s ability to live life to the full or succeed in their work and or relationships. We often discover that the challenges we face might have begun long before we were born and my interest in Ancestral Lineage Healing has become a transformational part of the work I offer my clients. My work is both trauma informed and attachment theory informed.
I work with adults individually online across the UK and internationally and face to face in Dorset. I also offer workshops and retreats.
I believe that we were all born with a perfect sense of who we are and what we are.
My introduction to the world of psychology organically blossomed from working with children as a therapeutic foster carer, completing the Introduction to Transactional Analysis in 2006 and the Certificate in Therapeutic Fostering in 2007. I became the foster parent to over 35 children between 1998 and 2011 whilst honing and furthering my therapeutic studies.
My interest in working with adults emerged directly from my experience as a foster carer and through my schools work. I began to see how their problems were firstly impacting their own lives, but furthermore the lives of their children.
Ad Dip PsyC, Dip HypC
I became a keen student of understanding how to help people recognise their unconscious patterns, and how they could move away from allowing the past to repeat itself.
Completing a Diploma in Hypnotherapy in 2013 and an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling in 2015 I am now focusing on working more with adults. I am a certified EFT practitioner.
I dedicate myself to helping as many people as I can through my work as a counsellor and through offering retreats and workshops.
I continue my education by taking a variety of courses and programs and reading widely. I am committed to adding to my therapeutic techniques and broadening my skills so I can offer a personalised approach to each client that trusts me with their unique story.
My own journey healing from childhood trauma, grief and loss, emotional neglect and experience with narcissistic personality types has formed the foundation of my therapeutic practice. This combined with my formal training enables me to support my clients with empathy whilst maintaining professional boundaries.
I work in a predominantly person centred way but draw on a range of different modalities including Emotion Code and tapping (EFT) to tailor a unique integrated approach for each individual. My more recent training has extended my understanding of the impact of early childhood trauma and intergenerational trauma and I now incorporate healing Ancestral Lineage into my practise.
This approach offers support, nurturing and a true sense of being heard and understood creating an environment in which a client can fully explore and work towards an authentic life. Many clients present with a sense of incongruence in their lives. Decisions are governed by unconscious processes and a sense of what they ‘should’ do which does not sit well with what they truly want to do. The work allows the client to become aware of the internal processes which stop them living authentically. Together we work through these incongruences so that the client is more able to live in freedom and fulfill their potentials.
As we grow through our childhood experiences, our authentic selves may be lost as we adapted to survive in the circumstances we found ourselves in.
When we come to therapy we are experiencing difficulties in our lives and looking for answers. In counselling we begin the journey to rediscover our authentic selves so we can approach our future with a secure, loving relationship with our SELF and live within our own integrity. I believe we have the answers within us and therefore the work done together – therapist and client, is one of exploration and collaboration.