In our therapeutic space, I prioritise empathy, respect, honesty, and kindness, as they form the foundation of a trusting therapeutic relationship. My role is to facilitate inner healing without having a specific agenda. We work together to increase consciousness in order to move toward psychological balance and wholeness,and bring relief and meaning to psychological suffering.
My approach is grounded in Trauma and Recovery principles. Instead of focusing on "What's wrong with you?" we explore how your past experiences may influence your present. I work from an attachment-based and relational perspective, considering the impact of early relationships on your current connections.
The hope I hold for all my clients is that you discover your innate qualities, forgive yourself your mistakes and face difficult feelings, allowing space for both mourning and celebration of your life, the lives of those around you and of the miraculous planet we all inhabit.
After contacting me by email or telephone, we can agree to meet for an initial assessment. During this assessment you can give me some background about yourself and decide whether you would like to work with me. If this is the case, we can then commit to a working alliance.
The difference between Psychotherapists and Counsellors
Psychotherapists will have studied to a higher level of academic qualification than counsellors, although counselling is also a generic term used in this field. All qualified counsellors and psychotherapists will have trained in a specific approach. They will have worked in supervised placements in order to qualify for membership with a regulating body.
I offer a compassionate and integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy, where your unique needs and goals take centre stage. Whether you're facing grief, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or any other issue, I'm here to help.
Therapy with me is a collaborative process, providing you with a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Together, we work towards greater self-awareness and personal growth. On both a conscious verbal level and in a non-conscious non-verbal level, our work together aims to change your experience of yourself in relation to others and to the world.
My approach is integrative, which means I draw from various therapeutic modalities to tailor our sessions specifically to you.
Sometimes, the most productive conversations happen while walking in nature. Following negotiation, we can take our sessions outdoors, combining the benefits of movement and therapy for a unique and refreshing experience. The bilateral stimulation that naturally occurs when walking has a similar effect to EMDR, enabling new links to be made and for ‘stuckness’ to shift.
Integrating mindfulness and yoga techniques can promote self-regulation, reduce stress, and enhance your connection between mind and body.
EMDR is a specialised approach using bilateral stimulation for processing traumatic experiences, helping you move towards healing and resolution.
With these approaches, we create a therapeutic journey designed to empower you on your path to well-being and personal growth.
Freud described psychotherapy as ‘…the science of the soul’. Traditionally, the search for meaning, and solutions to existential anxieties has been the domain of theologies, with psychotherapy taking a peripheral interest in those concerns. But in increasingly secular societies, where fewer people define themselves as religious, patients bring transpersonal and spiritual concerns to their sessions. It is becoming mainstream for people to use plant medicines to reignite the spiritual aspect of their time here on earth. This work needs to be taken seriously to have any meaning. Talking to a trained and experienced professional is the difference between recreational ‘tripping’ or intentional self expansion.
Psychedelic Integration is a supportive and therapeutic process designed to help individuals make sense of and integrate their experiences with psychedelic substances or plant medicines. These experiences can be powerful and transformative, and Psychedelic Integration offers a structured framework to maximise their potential benefits.
What is it?
Psychedelic Integration involves working with a trained therapist to explore and understand the insights, emotions, and perceptions that arise during or after a psychedelic journey. It's not about taking psychedelics during therapy sessions; rather, it's about processing and integrating the experiences you've had in a safe and supportive environment.
How does it help?
Psychedelic Integration can be valuable for a range of reasons:
Personal Growth: Many individuals seek psychedelics for personal exploration and spiritual growth. Integration can help you incorporate the lessons and insights gained from these experiences into your daily life.
Emotional Healing: Psychedelics may bring up deep-seated emotions and unresolved traumas. Integration therapy can assist in processing and healing these emotional wounds.
Mental Health: Some people turn to psychedelics as an alternative or adjunct to traditional mental health treatment. Integration can complement psychiatric care and provide ongoing support.
How Does it Work?
In Psychedelic Integration sessions, we create a safe and non-judgmental space for you to discuss your experiences and feelings. Through dialogue, reflection, and therapeutic techniques, we explore the insights gained and their relevance to your life.
The goal is to help you integrate these experiences into your daily existence, fostering personal growth, emotional healing, and improved well-being. Whether you've had a single psychedelic journey or multiple experiences, integration can be a valuable tool on your journey of self-discovery and healing.
I also offer supervision services to therapists and counsellors seeking support and guidance in their practice. Supervision is a crucial component of ongoing professional development, ensuring that you continue to provide the highest quality care to your clients.
In our supervision sessions, we will collaborate to explore your clinical work, address ethical considerations, and enhance your skills and self-awareness as a therapist. My goal is to provide you with a supportive and reflective space where you can receive feedback, share challenges, and further develop your therapeutic expertise.
Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or just beginning your journey, my supervision services are tailored to meet your specific needs and goals. Together, we can navigate the complexities of your profession and help you become a more effective and confident therapist.