I see therapy as a collaboration that allows space for growth.
I offer a space for you or you and your child to safely explore whatever is there to be explored or understood. Sessions are confidential and there is no expectation or judgment to allow a natural process to unfold. I will listen and support you to communicate your feelings in a way that is comfortable for you. Sessions may be one or two or may be over a longer period of time.
Individual sessions with children use props that promote movement, sand tray, puppets, drawing materials and creative ways of relating. Individual sessions with adults may be a verbal dialogue and a movement / creative dialogue.
My therapeutic practice is informed by a range of therapeutic modalities including Arts Therapies (dance/movement, drama, play, art), Eco-Psychotherapy, Transpersonal, Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Solution Focussed.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist with the view that there is no single approach to suit all. I am a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist (DMP) with ADMP UK. DMP is a relational and creative process that recognises body movement as an implicit and expressive instrument of communication. ADMP UK is an organisational member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and follows their ethical code of professional practice.
I am a registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. I have completed training with Special Yoga (British Wheel of Yoga) on Mindfulness with children who have a diagnosis of Autism and ADHD. I have also completed training on Attachment-Based Yoga and Meditation for Trauma Recovery with Deirdre Fay.
I have extensive experience working creatively in the health and wellbeing profession with adults, children, young people, families, parents, carers and professionals for over 10 years. I believe in the innate wisdom within our bodies and that we have resources within ourselves to flourish.
How much does a session cost?
Sessions are charged at £55 (1 hour) and initial consultation at £60 (1.5 hours).
No previous experience of arts or body-work is necessary.
I can help with (but not limited to):
- Attachment difficulties
- Bereavement and Loss
- Stress, anxiety and panic attacks
- Eating disorders
- Living with chronic condition
- Unexplained medical symptoms
- Living with disability
- Temper tantrums in children
- Domestic abuse
- Communication difficulties
- Sleeping difficulties