After spending my twenties not really having a connection to a sense of purpose in my life it eventually became clear through my own therapeutic journey, along with other forms of self-discovery, that therapy and facilitation is an important life-path for me to follow. It's something I feel deeply committed to, and is not only a great job, but a way of being that highly enriches my life.
I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP accredited course) and further training in Relational Couples Therapy. I have completed a year long course in Processwork as well as numerous weekends as an informal student. This way of working highly influences my work. For more information on this, you could look up Processwork UK or contact me.
It is important to me to practice in a way that is diversity-affirmative, respecting your own unique life choices and situations (particularly with regard to issues around sexuality and sexual preference, political leaning, spiritual/religious beliefs, gender identification, ethnic background, socio-economic status, health).
I am committed to my own personal development. I have been engaged in personal psychotherapy for several years, four of which have been with a body psychotherapist and two with a Processwork therapist.
I also attend regular CPD (continued professional development), previous CPD courses that I've completed have been on the following themes: Couples therapy, Process-oriented Psychology, Embodied-Relational Therapy, Body psychotherapy, nature-based therapy. I've three years experience counselling at The Swan Project in Bristol largely working with people who are struggling with addiction in all it's forms.
I am a fully qualified, insured and registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I abide by their ethical guidelines. I have regular professional, clinical and strictly confidential supervision.