I have been practising as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 1992 and 1996 respectively, and am registered with the Humanistic and Integrative College (HIPC) of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). My training and experience in these fields includes a transpersonal psychotherapy training with two of the developers of transpersonal psychology in the UK (Ian Gordon-Brown and Barbara Somers), which integrated Jungian psychology and contemplative perspectives, and led to an MSc in Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology.
My practice is also informed by an interest and training in the related fields of body psychotherapy, humanistic psychotherapy, trauma focused therapy, neurobiology, Western psychology (via an MSc in Psychology), and the contemplative traditions both East and West (via BA Hons in Theology and MTh in Pastoral Theology).
I am also a practising supervisor (since 1997) and am on the UKCP Register of Supervisors.
Alongside my therapy and supervision practice I offer in-depth personal and professional development workshops, explorations, and courses in transpersonal psychology and nature connectedness.
All areas of my work are therefore influenced by depth psychology. This means that I am interested in life’s complexity and deep-rooted struggles, difficulties and life meaning, and how we are also affected by and relate to global themes and issues.
I am also an Associate Lecturer of psychology with the Open University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society.
BA (Hons), MTh, Post-Graduate Cert. in Education, Post-Graduate Dip. Counselling (1991-1993), Cert. Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy (1993-1996), MSc (Distinction) Psychology, MSc (Distinction) Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology.