I see therapy as a collaboration that allows space for growth.
I offer a space for you or the child in your care to be all of themselves through play, body movement, art and words. Sessions are safe, confidential and there is no expectation or judgment to allow a natural process to unfold. I believes in the innate wisdom within our bodies and that we have resources within ourselves to flourish. I will support your child to communicate their feelings so that they may develop their full potential.
I am an integrative psychotherapist with the view that there is no single approach to suit all. 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 am a registered dance movement psychotherapist with ADMP UK and yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and have also completed training with Special Yoga (British Wheel of Yoga) on mindfulness with children who have a diagnosis of Autism and ADHD and Attachment-Based Yoga and Meditation for Trauma Recovery with Deirdre Fay.
My therapeutic practice is informed by a range of therapeutic models including Arts Therapies (dance/movement, play, art), body psychotherapy, Eco-Psychotherapy, Transpersonal, Attachment-Based Yoga and Meditation for Trauma Recovery Deirdre Fay, Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Solution Focussed approaches.
Assessment tools have been developed from my work with Place2Be; Laban movement observation tools with ADMP UK; child developmental movement observations with Body-Mind Centering® and research with Scottish Government and Sense Scotland to create innovative assessment tools to capture the voice of young people receiving self-directed support.
I believe in the innate wisdom within our bodies and how we have resources within ourselves to flourish. If the client wishes goals to be set at the beginning of the therapeutic work together these may help to meet the needs of the individual with the knowledge that they may change. Sessions are confidential and there is no expectation or judgement to allow a natural process to unfold.
How much does a session cost?
Sessions are charged at £60 and initial consultation at £55.
No previous experience of arts or body-work is necessary.
I can help with:
- 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