''The wound is the place where the Light enters you'' Rumi
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling refers to the short term process where a person explores issues of concern in their lives and along with the counsellor they are looking for ways to manage them and explore possible solutions to them. Psychotherapy is a longer term process where any issues that are brought into the therapeutic space can be explored in greater depth. It is a process of exploration where the person 'brings' anything that is troubling or want to explore in their lives and they are seeking to understand and resolve. Through talking and also creative expression- if relevant, such as drawings, basic movement and visualization- person and therapist engage in a process of identifying patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that are not useful in the person's life and through exploration and understanding of their roots, the person can release them and create new ways of being. The therapeutic relationship/alliance creates the safe space, the new mould where all these old formed patterns can be lived and explored 'in action' and through understanding, care and positive regard for the person's true nature, can be gradually transformed and progress into integration and the formation of new ones.
With sensitivity, respect and unconditional positive regard, we work to illuminate, express, resolve and free parts of the person's self who have been hurt, 'not seen', neglected and not loved throughout the person's life. In that light, psychotherapy is both a restorative and a creative process where issues from the past can be resolved and new knowledge about the person's true nature can be discovered, nurtured and integrated leading to a freer and more whole life.
I work from an intuitive, deep place and with an open heart intending to assist people to work through their difficulties in life, make peace within themselves and discover new ways of being in alignment with their true qualities, values and nature.
I completed my training at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) in London, UK and I have participated in many workshops since then. My training has an Integrative Transpersonal orientation which incorporates all the main theories and methods of modern psychotherapy including also the spiritual dimension of human life.
I am a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).