My experience of therapy has been that it can make you a more successful person (not merely a success) in your working life and also your home life. I am a better mother, spouse and friend as a result of the help I have received from a number of remarkable therapists. Most importantly, therapy has helped me come back to myself, befriend myself, and simply feel OK about being me. It is easy to get lost in our own heads and caught up in who we think we ought to be. We are born in a body and it's crucial that we feel comfortable in our own skin.
After a career in education, and waving off two grown-up daughters, I decided to retrain as a therapist. I have completed four years of training at the Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre and am now registered with UKCP as a qualified trainee body psychotherapist.
I also trained in biodynamic massage and gained the Foundation Certificate in Biodynamic Massage and I am registered with the Association of Biodynamic Massage Therapists (ABMT). I am currently Chair of the Association. I adhere to the Code of Ethics and Practice of the ABMT and am also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
How I work
I work in the spirit of openness, curiosity and commitment, and will try to establish a strong and trusting therapeutic alliance with you.
Psychotherapy is not a quick fix and often involves a period of months, if not years to bring you into a better place. To support you best, it is usual to meet weekly, ideally on the same day and at the same time, for one hour sessions. Regularity and continuity are important as we are working with the body’s capacity to self- regulate through establishing rhythms and cycles. This also creates an atmosphere of safety and security, essential to depth exploration. It may be more difficult to reach the depths needed for exploration if our routine is broken too frequently.
I currently charge £45 for a one hour session, and have a limited number of concessionary spaces available (£40).