Eco-psychologist, counsellor and poet
‘Listen to your hearts
Find the truth that’s beating there.
Open to your longing
For right living in the world.
Know that it is possible
For the point of power is now.
These are the most important things:
Hold your vision. Love with passion.
Speak your truth, and also listen.
Open to the dreams that call you
To a truer manifestation
Of the spirit of creation
And honouring of sacredness.’
Welcome to my website.
I open with the above quotation because it summarises the philosophy underlying my approach to facilitation. In working as a counsellor, I am seeking to help people to become their authentic selves and follow their path of heart. I offer individual sessions, run workshops and training courses with this goal in mind.
Having taken a career break due to illness, I am currently seeking reaccreditation with UKCP. I started working as a counsellor for people with addiction problems in North Wales in 1985 which lead me into specialising in working with people who have suffered abuse and neglect in childhood. Later in Northern Ireland, I specialised in working with people bereaved through murder and suicide.
In addition to obtaining an MA in person-centred counselling from Durham University (where I subsequently taught), I have trained in Gestalt therapy, motivational interviewing, biodynamic psychotherapy, solution-focused therapy, and last year in cognitive behaviour therapy and compassion-focused therapy. I have taught on various counselling courses and was one of a team training experienced facilitators to deliver ‘the Work that Reconnects’ courses throughout Europe.
Whilst I can offer support with most problems, I am currently most interested in working with people who have anger management issues, have suffered significant trauma or are struggling to come to terms with bereavement.
For more information please contact me via this website or phone 01458 832044