After a career in education, and waving off two grown-up daughters, I decided to retrain as a therapist. I 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. I am registered with the Association of Biodynamic Massage Therapists (ABMT), and adhere to its Code of Ethics and Practice. I am currently Chair of the ABMT and also sit on the Council of the General Council of Massage Therapists (GCMT).
I am 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.
Our first session will usually involve me getting to know you better and finding about about your history, so that we can assess together whether body psychotherapy is right for you. It’s also important to discuss issues such as confidentiality, bookings and cancellation policy so that we can work within clear and safe boundaries.
I currently charge £50 for a one hour session, and have a limited number of concessionary spaces available (£40).