I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 15 years experience working with individuals. I also offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists and vocational coaching to individuals who wish to explore more authentic and rewarding ways to express themselves in and beyond their work.
My early career was spent working with international aid agencies. Time and again I witnessed the extraordinary creativity of the human spirit - our capacity to take hold of our lives and reshape them out of the rubble of suffering and disaster.
At a mid life point I trained as a psychotherapist with the Institute of Psychosynthesis and graduated with an MA in 2007. More recently I have undertaken a foundation training in Supervision with Re-Vision.
In my practice I am interested in how we can develop the psychological intelligence we need to shape our lives to be an authentic, vital and joyful expression of our true individual nature. I am interested in psychotherapy as a creative process which has the potential both to challenge us profoundly and to open us to a richer dimension of our broader identity.
Whilst Psychosynthesis is the foundation of my approach, I also draw on Jungian insights into the role to the imagination as a doorway to the deeper dimensions of our being. I am also inspired by the new insights emerging in the field of neuroscience which emphasise mindfulness and attention to the body's intelligence as pathways to healing and transformation.
Most important of all I believe in the importance of authentic, warm relationship as the context for healing. It is through relationship that the human spirit moves from preoccupation with survival to an experience of thriving.