My psychotherapy practice is rooted in 20 years of mindfulness and meditation practice. I hold a deep and intrinsic belief in the capacity of all people to grow, develop and be well. You can read more about my approach to psychotherapy here.
I have an MA in Core Process or Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy*, from the Karuna Institute and Middlesex University and am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am also currently working towards accreditation with the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and am a UKCP Trainee Psychotherapist. I began training in psychotherapy in 2010, and after two and a half years offering psychotherapy and counselling in a community mental health centre, I now offer short and long term psychotherapy and counselling to private clients. I work with people of all religions and none.
As part of my training, I have benefited from weekly psychotherapy myself over a period of many years. I undertake Continual Professional Development, work under the supervision of a UKCP supervisor and have professional insurance. I offer the highest degree of confidentiality and integrity in my professional practice. I abide by the ethical codes of the Karuna Institute, the BACP and the UKCP.
*MA in Core Process Psychotherapy developed by Maura Sills and Franklyn Sills at the Karuna Institute, awarded by Middlesex University
I work with the many different issues that clients bring to sessions. This work has often included working with anxiety, depression, the impact of trauma, especially sexual abuse in childhood as well as loss and bereavement. Much of my work has involved working with a loss of meaning in life, low confidence, self esteem, anger and a sense of needing to find a voice.
After graduation I spent a number of years teaching English as a Foreign Language, and on returning to the UK I trained in Careers Guidance and Counselling, specialising in work with refugees and migrants. More recently I have been working in learning and development in the NHS. I am also an ordained Buddhist in the Triratna Buddhist community. I undertook psychotherapy training as fuller expression of my vocation to work in relationship with people and continue on this lifelong journey of personal and transpersonal development.