Experienced. Supportive. Extensive training.
I work as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor privately. I have also worked in a specialist residential trauma treatment clinic and for organisations specialising in addictions, abuse and trauma for over 20 years. I initially trained as a Social Worker to work with addictions. I have both managed a Counselling service and Counselling organisation.
I began my training in Counselling in Australia working on a telephone helpline in my 20’s and have continued with my training ever since. I initially trained as an integrative counsellor and was then drawn to the physical therapy of Shiatsu. In wanting to find a way to bridge these different ways of working, which includes talking and all that we experience particularly in the body, I trained as an Embodied Relational Therapist. I have since undertaken specialist trainings in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting and EMDR to support my work with trauma.
I benefit and have benefitted from Supervision with clinicians expert in the field of trauma including Janina Fisher, Deb Dana. Miriam Taylor and Morit Heitzler. And training with Janina Fisher, Dick Schwartz, Cathy Steele, Suzette Boon, Frank Anderson, David Grand, Nick Totton and Michael Soth. I have assisted regularly on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems trainings which means supporting other therapists to train in these ways of working.
I have always had an interest in other people and understanding how life is for them, particularly how someone else’s world is both alike and different to mine. I know the benefit of therapy and its value having experienced the difference it has made to those I have worked with, and for my own life.
Professional Training and Accreditation
• Diploma in Counselling, University of Bristol;
• Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist
• Internal Family Systems (Level 1-3)
• Advanced Diploma in Embodied Relational Therapy;
• EMDR (level 1);
• Brainspotting (level 1);
• Diploma in Supervision;
• Masters in Social Work;
• I have completed a 3 year Shiatsu training;
• Accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)