I am training for a Diploma in Integrative Counselling at the Minster Centre and am a UKCP trainee member following their code of ethics. I am also a member of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network.
To me, therapy is about freeing ourselves from patterns that no longer serve us, finding peace in reality, and drawing on courage to make healthy changes and choices. I believe our bodies and minds hold valuable information about our historic and current experiences. As well as through therapy, I learn about myself and how I am with others through my relationship with exercise, yoga and food. I hope to facilitate the exploration of your embodied knowledge in a safe space. Using an integrative approach, I draw on childhood experiences alongside feelings, sensations and emotions in the present.
I have worked in statutory and voluntary settings providing support for children, young people and families facing disadvantage. This work, and my own experiences of difference, have enhanced my compassion and understanding of how societal structures can impact a person’s mental health. While I don’t think therapy is the remedy for structural inequality, I welcome your unique experiences of marginalisation and agency so you feel heard, whole and valued.
I work at Spiral on Friday afternoons.