Diplomas in Integrative Psychotherapy with a Soulful Perspective (2015), Integrative Counselling with a Soulful Perspective (2005) and Supervision with Soul (2016) from Re.Vision Training in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Certificate in Couples in Search of Soul (2011) from Re.Vision and in Wild Therapy. I am an accredited member of UKCP. In addition to therapy for individuals, and for couples and those in other relationships, I offer supervision to therapists. I am a co-director at Spiral and a tutor, trainer and clinical supervisor at Re.Vision.
I have experience of working with individuals and couples who bring a range of life issues both past and present. These have included healing from childhood trauma, sexuality, difficulties in relationship, anxiety and stress, sexual or other abuse, addiction, loss and grief, feelings of low self-esteem, life choices, and becoming who you are. You may have a clear idea of what you want to bring to therapy, or you may simply feel that now is the time to pay attention to some hurt or confusion which is getting in the way of life.
My approach is to enable you to talk about whatever feels important to you at each session. I can see you for a shorter period of weeks or months or we can meet for longer-term work which will give space for more depth. I use a variety of approaches depending on what works best for you as an individual or couple. We may work with images and creativity to support the sessions and this can bring a richness to the process. For some it is most important simply to have a space to talk, be listened to, explore thoughts and feelings about how life is, and to find a way forward.
I am interested in the complex issues of culture, heritage, difference and oppression and in this I am guided both by my own history and my learning over many years of working with diversity. I appreciate that difference sometimes comes with the painful experience of not being respected or accepted by others, and I also celebrate the strength that it brings. Each person is unique and has their own culture, history and values, and this – who you are – is essential to the work we do together.
For couples, we will spend time looking at how you both feel in the relationship at the moment, and where you would like to get to. The sessions may include current stresses, past stories that are impacting on the relationship, ways of communicating, and issues of difference.
I offer day and evening sessions at Spiral and in N17. My current fees are £70 for individuals, £90 for couples and those in other relationships, and £70 for supervision.