I’m in the clinical year of a Masters in Mindfulness-based Core Process Psychotherapy at The Karuna Institute, Devon, and am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a psychotherapist in training.
For the past 7 years I’ve been working with individuals and groups facing a range of different challenges in their lives, in the capacity of life coach, support worker and facilitator. I was drawn to psychotherapy whilst in a role that involved providing non-directive life coaching. I felt quite limited by the approach I had trained in, and realised I wanted to develop the skills and capacities to work with people at a deeper level.
My therapeutic journey
I have always had a creative practice of one kind or another, and began training in integrative arts psychotherapy. I completed a foundation year at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, London. Although I'd been engaged in personal enquiry work for a number of years, this was my first experience of personal psychotherapy, and as I began, within the safe, attuned space of the therapeutic relationship, to explore my personal history and the parts of me that felt deeply wounded and broken, I also began to access a space of vibrant health and wholeness.
Meditation and mindfulness became an increasingly important part of my life, and I decided to continue my training at The Karuna Institute. My personal therapeutic journey has been integral to my development as a psychotherapist, and has given me a real appreciation of the transformative potential of psychotherapy. Having gone into some very dark places myself, I have a deep level of empathy, and am committed to offering a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space in which you feel able to bring all parts of yourself.
I work in accordance with the UKCP Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct. All of my work is conducted under regular supervision by an experienced, accredited UKCP supervisor.