The approach is supportive and nurturing until a new way of life is established. The process uses words and listening of course, but I also use creative imagery, visualisations, simple drawing, creative journals and dream-work to help you listen to the voice of your heart as well as your head.
I can help with a wide range of issues including those relating to anxiety, depression, relationship problems and occupational stress.
I believe in ‘breakdown to breakthrough’. A breakdown is not the end: instead, it can be the start of a new way of being.
Mental illness is extremely common and exists in different forms, each of which can have an adverse effect on your well-being. Each year in Britain an estimated one in four adults will experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem (NHS).
I also welcome clients who would like to make sense of the meaning of their life; to explore the answers to questions such as: ‘I feel bent out of shape by life, I wonder what shape I was intended to be?’.
The increased stresses and demands of the modern world can impact on all areas of our lives. I work with couples who come to me for help in understanding and resolving issues around their relationship.
I often work with people who have a cancer diagnosis, at whatever stage of their cancer journey. My aim is to help my client regain a sense of optimism and purpose in life, which may help recovery.
A cancer diagnosis raises many issues and emotions. Transpersonal techniques such as visualisation, creative imagery and meditation, are valuable ways to support the body in fighting the illness.
I’m also a member of a multi-disciplinary team at The Headache Clinic in Yeovil, Somerset.
I work with the emotional and stress components of persistent headaches and cluster migraines which often results in jaw clenching and teeth grinding.
I can help with the powerful emotional issues which surround this extremely sensitive area. It includes pregnancy, infertility, neonatal bereavement, terminations including late terminations for foetal abnormalities.
I have been supervising counsellors and psychotherapists since 2008 and am registered on the UKCP Directory of Approved Supervisors & Training Supervisors. I am also on The Centre for Transpersonal Psychology’s Directory of Approved Supervisors.
Most of my supervisees are in private practice, but I have also provided supervision within the NHS, for a national charity, and for businesses that employ counsellors.
I value the supervisory role. I am enthusiastic about helping my supervisees to develop their practice and to take care of themselves, as well as the primary role of discussing their case load.