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 and a Registered Member of the BACP. I am trained in Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, and Psycho-spiritual approaches. I am trained as an Equine Facilitated Practitioner and work outside with nature. I am Reiki Master and have a particular interest in spiritual development and complementary therapies.
BACKGROUND: I have worked in primary care since 2016, based in several GP surgeries as a counsellor supporting those with a common diagnosis of anxiety and depression, and a variety of other mental health issues. More recently I set up a counselling service to provide additional support for Penn Hill Surgery and facilitated a regular Mental Health Support Group which I continue to support.
I am a veteran, having served in the British Army. Worked for two Police forces, one as a Special Constable in Merseyside, the other as a Control Room Operator for Thames Valley. I have Qualified Teacher Status, having worked as a Secondary Science Teacher around Dorset before moving into lecturing at a land based college where I set up a BTEC in Equine Management incorporating Monty Roberts Horsemanship. I have been a kinship foster carer and was awarded Influential Woman of the year 2015 (Dorset Venus Awards) for supporting her through paralysis to recovery. I have a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science, Behaviour & Welfare and have volunteered for many animal charities such as the RSPCA Wildlife Hospital at West Hatch. I have been self employed as a Complementary Therapist specialising in Essential Oils for Animals, Reiki healing and Psychological Kinesiology.
INNER WORK: I recall an Army Sgt once saying to me 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. I have worked with counsellors, shamanic practitioners, a spiritual development group with an ascended master, soft tissue therapist and continue the work.
The more inner work we do, the more we heal our inner child and we bring back our creativity, imagination and connection.
Inner Child Therapy: I facilitate a fortnightly Inner Child Therapy Group at Furzedown Farm in Weymouth. We work individually with our inner child to help healing and empowering, and we are invited to use the power of the group to help our connection and support our growth.
I have an avid interest in the natural world, holistic health, complementary therapies and spiritual development.
TALKS & WORKSHOPS: I run a variety workshops for Equine Owners and those interested in Inner work in Weymouth. See Workshops for further.
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.