We can often feel so isolated. Connecting to the natural world, is an easy way to reconnect with your inner self. When we rediscover our real connection to the great web of life the experience is often transformational.
Counselling Style & Experience:
I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, trained in Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, and Psycho-spiritual approaches. I am a Registered Member of the BACP and alongside private practice, work as a counsellor in primary care. I am an Equine Facilitated Practitioner and bring an element of equine wisdom into the counselling room with body and energy awareness
The Power of Group: I facilitate a monthly Mental Health Support Group at Penn Hill Surgery were we work individually, but are invited to use the power of the group to help our connection and support our growth. Groups of friends can be a powerful resource in life and keep you anchored on the planet.
Primary Care Work: I organise and support a fantastic group of counsellors and trainee counsellors at the surgery, who in exchange provide a very low cost service which helps me to provide timely support to the GPs patients with common mental health issues. As a lead Health Coach, I also support a great Health Coach team which provides support to patients with common life issues and vulnerable patient groups.
I have an avid interest in the natural world, holistic health, complementary therapies and spiritual development.
ESSENTIAL OIL WORKSHOPS: I run workshops for Equine Owners in the local area. I teach owners how to offer plant based oils and to observe the wisdom of self selection. Which links back to my earlier point about the connection of all things.
DOING THE INNER WORK: I recall an Army Sgt once saying to me, a young lance corporal, that he would not expect me to do anything he wasn’t prepared to do himself. I remember there being a massive difference in how I experienced him, compared to other bosses who were not prepared to do the work they wanted me to do. It is really no different in the counselling room, I am a counsellor still doing my inner work, I haven’t got it all figured out and each relationship I have gives me yet another opportunity to work on something more. I would not expect you to do anything I haven’t done or am attempting to do myself.
The more inner work we do, the more we heal our inner child and we bring back our creativity, imagination and connection.
Creativity: The more work I do on myself, the more creative I am. I know when I go into a depressive mood because I stop painting. I can seem to keep writing though. I write in various ways, I journal of course, write websites and blogs for myself and other people. I have written for a couple of equine magazines and I am currently an author for
Equine Leadership Magazine.