Therapy is a way of exploring the possibilities that we can heal from wounds of the past. It helps to understand and clarify our experiences of life relationships. Sometimes issues arising from these relationships cause feelings of unsatisfactoriness and even despair if the potential to change is obscured. We cannot change the past but we can alter our experience of the past. Through giving close attention to experiences in the present, we can relate to past conditioning and sense into embodied intentionality.
I have worked on the NHS and in private practice for many years with clients with a complexity of conditions including anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship difficulties, PTSD and personality disorders.
As a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor, I bring together an integrated approach that focuses on developing awareness of mind and body. Mindfulness is part of this integration as the practices enable the embodied process of coming to know the self in relationship.
I trained with the Karuna Institute in Devon where the practice of psychotherapy is informed by Buddhist psychology. I was also a tutor in the MA programme at the Karuna Institute from 2008 to 2012.
I am currently working on my doctorate researching on the interface between psychotherapy and Buddhist teachings.