I provide a peaceful space at home, skills and experience for you to explore issues and symptoms that have led you to seek help.
After a “spiritual awakening” I began practicing meditation, and followed a call to support people living at the end of life. My professional background from now over 15 years as a Palliative Care Staff Nurse, developed my ability to listen and support with warmth, an open heart, calmness, pragmatism and humour. I am a Psychosynthesis Counsellor (Diploma 2013) training in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapeutic Counselling, registered with BACP, APP, and a student member of UKCP. Some of the issues I have worked with are: anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, living with disability, living with life limiting illness, impact of childhood trauma, suicidal thoughts, concerns around addictions, struggles to connect to body or feelings, sexual expression and identity, existential and spiritual dilemmas, struggling to realize ideals and goals, or looking for meaning, purpose and direction.
The sessions are mostly talking therapy, and also use imagination and the body as resources, through guided visualisation, mindfulness, body awareness and drawing with crayons. Short term therapy, 10-20 sessions, would explore issues and resources in a more specific, directive way. I mostly work longer term, 40 sessions plus, as this allows the deeper, wider journey and integration that many presenting issues require.
Please feel welcome to contact me via e-mail with any enquiries and to arrange a first assessment. We would then decide if we could work together, and the focus and time frame of therapy.