My approach

Awareness is curative. ~ Fritz Perls

In therapy you will begin to learn about the different parts of you and how they interact – sometimes arguing with each other, sometimes protecting your tender parts, and sometimes working too hard! You will learn about ‘Self’, a place inside you which has the qualities of compassion, curiosity and clarity, and how we can learn new things about our parts when we approach them from this place. You will be able to heal wounds from the past, with the full permission of your protective parts, and find a new freedom, peace and playfulness.

I am a BACP Accredited therapist, and have been working in private practise since 1997. My main approach is Internal Family Systems, and I have also been influenced by person-centred, existential and Buddhist thinking. In 2011 I completed further psychotherapy training with the Amida Trust and in 2012 a supervision training influenced by Buddhist thinking. I have Levels 1, 2 & 3 of Internal Family Systems therapy, a model which uses family systems ideas but applies them to the different parts of ourselves.

I am a Buddhist teacher and run the Bright Earth temple in Malvern with my husband Kaspa. I am also a writer, and often look at creativity as a part of the therapeutic process. I also have an interest in addictions and have experience of 12 Step programmes such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~ Rumi

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