Whether we meet in a counselling relationship, on a retreat, in supervision or training, my wish is to accompany you with honesty and respect, helping you explore and find your way. Helping you feel, decide and know. Helping you live more richly and feel more alive in mind, body and spirit.
It is always a big decision to find someone to talk to. You have to find someone you feel you can trust and be open with. You may need to talk to someone who is not a friend or a family member. During times of major adjustment or personal crisis, a period of regular counselling can be hugely supportive.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor with a Postgraduate Diploma in Pastoral Counselling and Gestalt Therapy. I work in private practice in a quiet, secluded room in my home overlooking the garden and fields.
In our first meeting you will have chance to ask questions, and to decide, without obligation, if I might be the counsellor with whom you wish to work. Sessions are usually weekly for one hour and, after our initial meeting, we will agree a regular time. We may work together for a set number of weeks or we may decide to be open-ended: many clients begin with six to nine sessions, and some wish to carry on for longer. In either case, you should always feel free to say how things are going for you and there will be regular opportunities for review.
I am regularly involved in leading retreats that explore faith and spirituality using creative approaches. These retreats offer a chance to take time out, pray, and to explore how creativity can help you deepen your faith.
Research & Writing
Alongside my therapeutic training, I studied for an MA in Christian Spirituality specialising in poetic processes and spiritual growth. My research interests focus on the relationship between counselling and spirituality, and the role of creativity in therapeutic and spiritual growth and transformation.
Training and supervision
I offer personal therapy for trainee counsellors. I enjoy the extra dimension of reflecting together on therapeutic process and theory that naturally arises during training. It is a privilege to accompany future therapists at such a vital time of personal and professional development. I worked for several years for a pregnancy advisory centre, offering training and supervision for the advisors, and ensuring the establishment of good practice.
£50 an hour for individuals
£60 an hour for couples
Postgraduate Diploma in Pastoral Counselling with Distinction, Nottingham University, 2010.
MA Christian Spirituality, Heythrop College, University of London, 2011.