After completing a BSc (Hons) in Psychology I trained as a transpersonal psychotherapist because I believe that to help someone I need to consider their whole being, including how you understand the world from a spiritual point of view, regardless of religious beliefs or non beliefs. This influences who we are and how we see the world and therefore how we deal with our life. I hold a postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from CCPE and a MA in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy from University of Northampton. I am also a certified therapist in heart based therapeutics, from the Heart Based Institute.
With 20 years experience as a psychotherapist with a wide range of issues, I enjoy working with people from different backgrounds, cultures, religions, beliefs, gender identity and sexual orientation and have worked in both short and long term settings in the voluntary and private sector. I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a member of Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPE) and ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online) and abide by each of their Ethical Frameworks for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
As an integrative and transpersonal psychotherapist I integrate various models of counselling and psychotherapy in my work, e.g. psychodynamic, person-centred, gestalt, transactional analysis, existential and transpersonal. I have also undertaken additional training to offer online counselling via email, instant messaging, audio and video formats.
Questions about death and afterlife have interested me from a young age, along with a fascination with esoteric studies and meditation. Despite my strong interest and affinity in spirituality, you do not have to feel spiritual or interested in that area to benefit from counselling with me. I work with you as an individual and will work with what suits you best.
Having practised various methods of meditation prior to discovering Reiki Tummo and Open Heart Meditation, I have 10 years experience of offering Reiki healing. Having met my spiritual teacher Irmansyah Effendi, I am very grateful not only for his guidance and support and for the chance to be able to learn about the true opening of our hearts.
I regularly attend workshops and retreats to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in my field as well as continually working on my own development as a person which is essential for any therapist.
I am passionate about people fulfilling their potential and the true purpose in life and am dedicated to offer a warm, effective, professional and ethical service to all my clients.