I bring a warm, supportive presence to my counselling practice and have experience with a number of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and life stage issues.
Having trained in Psychosynthesis counselling I work from a humanistic and transpersonal perspective. I see each individual as unique and in possession their own innate wisdom and as part of the totality of the cosmos.
As a counsellor my role is to support individuals where they are stuck, or perhaps to simply help deepen their self-knowledge and understanding.
I am a registered member of BACP.
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and see clients privately in Bath, as well as working in a GP surgery in Keynsham, near Bristol. I offer an unconditional acceptance and a warm, positive and sensitive approach to whatever my clients bring. As an Integrative therapist, I am able to draw on a wide range of approaches to suit the individual person with whom I am working. I also look to see how the problems that somebody is facing can provide a deeper level of understanding of themselves and so bring about inner strength and wisdom.
UKCP accreditation. Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy 2004, Foundation in Counselling and Psychotherapy 1999
Offers a positive, life-enriching approach to the issues people face. It can help clients to discover and understand more about themselves and their deeper nature, so they can make choices that are more true to themselves.
The Transpersonal approach is a relatively new area of development in the field of psychotherapy, while drawing on centuries of theory and wisdom from both Eastern and Western traditions. Put simply, it offers a positive, creative and life-enriching attitude to the problems people encounter. Rather than pushing away our difficulties, it encourages us to welcome the challenges we face. The area of difficulty itself is seen as an opportunity to grow and discover more about our true and deeper self.
So the goal of transpersonal psychotherapy and counselling is not just to alleviate suffering, but to use this opportunity to bring about the integration of different aspects of ourselves, including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. This is achieved through an openness and acceptance of all aspects of a client’s experience, and can include working with dreams and images.