In therapy you will find a safe space where we can begin to untangle the knots and find new ways of seeing things and of taking action. Held by safe boundaries, your story will unfold over time and you will be able to make clearer decisions about how you go forwards. It’s not always an easy process, but therapy will reach places that it’s very difficult to reach in any other way (e.g. by getting support from friends).
I am a BACP Accredited therapist, and have been working in private practise since 1997. My orientation is integrative, and I am 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 am currently training in Internal Family Systems therapy, a model which uses family systems ideas but applies them to the different parts of ourselves, and am using this approach more and more.
I am a Buddhist priest with the Amida Order and run a temple in Malvern with my husband Kaspa. I am a writer and painter, and often look at creativity as a part of the therapeutic process. I also have an interest in addictions and 12 Step programmes such as Alcoholics Anonymous.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~ Rumi