I qualified as an Integrative Psychotherapist in 2008, and have worked for over 10 years providing one to one psychotherapeutic services and facilitating support groups, counselling and supporting crisis intervention services.
I was mainly working in the Manchester and Cheshire areas of the UK, alongside doing a small amount of online work.
I have been exploring and following a spiritual path for the last 7 years and in 2017 I took a sabbatical year, travelling to various parts of the world and spending time in Australia.
My path is one that honours the Earth as sacred and works towards the ecosystem being protected for all species. Working with 'wilderness' or 'eco-therapy' has been an important way for me to bring together my love of nature, with my work. I honour and respect all paths and people bring a wide range of religious and spiritual practices or explorations to me, sometimes just because these are part of their lives that they wish to share, and other times because they are experiencing problems that they wish to untangle.
I work with a wide range of issues including relationships and other family problems, stress, anxiety, low self esteem, lack of confidence, childhood trauma, abuse, depression, loneliness, career and/or problems at work, sexuality, 'coming out', dealing with homophobia, culture shock and migration issues, health, loss, bereavement and grief as well as search for meaning in life.
My psychotherapeutic model is Integrative; this means that I work from a combined theoretical base and move flexibly among a range of approaches from the therapeutic traditions.
My intention as a psychotherapist is to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which an ongoing and continuously evolving therapeutic relationship can unfold. I work together with the client to explore and understand their world, attending to the whole person; their perceptions, thoughts, feelings and physical experience.
Particularly in longer-term psychotherapy, the nature and quality of the relationship that you and I co-create plays a very important part in the healing process. It often serves as a mirror, reflecting the hopes and fears at work in current and past relationships.