I offer therapeutic support to people who suffer from:
- Stress, anxiety, relational traumas and embodied shock
- Pain, depression and disconnection from their body
- Loss and bereavement
- Chronic health issues, recovery from injury, degenerative physical conditions
- Eating and addictive patterns which are causing distress
- Feeling stuck in life, feeling desire to connect to a sense of purpose and creativity
Befriend your Body therapy is tailored to you as an individual, dedicated to support you with your intention to find the way to balance and peace in yourself. For each of us it works differently to use words, movement and mindful body focus to get in touch more deeply with our experience. When we are suffering deeply, we often lose sight of our creativity and this is normal, but it doesn’t mean we don’t have it.
My intention is to be present ‘alongside’ you and using the approaches which work best for you, I support you to explore what you sense, feel and think, which includes both the problems or painful feelings and the aspects of you that can be of support or resource you. This is how we can bring you back to a creative relationship with your life and your health.
Every client has a unique experience of what supports them and what challenges them in relationship, so I work with you to clarify and utilise the best of support and challenge to bring about balance and health. With all my clients, I focus on creating a clear, reliable therapeutic relationship with a contract and regular opportunities to feed back on our work together.
Initial session: When we first meet, the session is a bit more formally structured whilst we acquaint ourselves with each other: I will ask you some standard information about yourself, explain more about how I work and answer your questions. This is an opportunity for both of us feel into whether we could work well together. I will also give you relevant information about confidentiality and cancellation. After this, I hold the space in your sessions for you and your concerns and periodically we evaluate how things are going to ensure you are getting what you need.
Please click on the links below for more details on counselling and my body-oriented therapy:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (2007) from the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust in London PET
- MA in dance and somatic wellbeing (2009) from the University of Central Lancashire UCLAN.
- Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Body and Movement Therapy (2016) from the Institute for Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy IBMT.
I receive clinical supervision for all one-to-one work that I do. My work is influenced by my life experience and my training in Authentic Movement and Arnold and Amy Mindell’s Process Work.
I am registered with International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA) and adhere to their ethical code of practice.
I am registered with Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (AHPP) and adhere to their ethical code of practice.
I am registered with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework.