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about me

Autumn

“Forgetting oneself is opening oneself.”

 – Dogen

background

I offer person centred counselling, mindfulness training and supervision from my private practice in Glastonbury, Somerset. I came into this work through making sculpture and restoring medieval stone carvings which led to my interest in how creative activity induces a state of ‘flow’ that brings inner peace and happiness. From there I started an art therapy group for psychiatric patients at Bristol General Hospital and set up a therapeutic stone carving school before eventually retraining as a counsellor and mindfulness teacher.

training

My first qualification was a Diploma in person-centred counselling which I combine with other therapeutic tools according to my clients’ individual needs. I focus on my clients’ present and future goals while addressing any issues that may arise from their past.

I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy from Bangor University and additional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Relief with the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision from the Centre for Supervision, Training and Development (CSTD), Bath. CSTD Bath is endorsed by The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy as a ‘recognised supervisor training’ and meets all UKCP’s requirements for supervision training

I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred) and am continually in further training to improve my practice.

what can I expect?

I offer a safe and confidential place where clients can explore their problems. Being listened to non-judgmentally with acceptance allows us to explore new ways of solving our problems while reconciling those things that we cannot change.

I work with individual clients and couples from all backgrounds, with those suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, or who are dealing with major life-changes, relationship difficulties, loss or bereavement.

reasons for counselling

People come to counselling for many reasons, including:

benefits of counselling

Some of the benefits of counselling include:

  • family or relationship problems
  • difficulties at work
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • past trauma
  • bereavement or loss
  • addictions
  • anger
  • fear
  • abuse
  • childhood problems
  • personal development
  • or simply from a sense that something is not quite right
  • more self-awareness
  • understanding and acceptance
  • developing better coping strategies
  • release from the past
  • greater intimacy and openness in relationships
  • relief from depression and anxiety
  • increased freedom
  • better overall health and happiness

and this list is by no means exhaustive.

“Maybe the fear is that we are less than we think we are, when the actuality of it is that we are much much more.”

 – Jon Kabat-Zinn