I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in Ryde and Newport on the Isle of Wight.
I completed my supervision training last year with Robin Shohet and Joan Wilmot and currently completing my hours as a supervisor on the Isle of Wight and on-line.
I am a qualified psychological astrologer offering in depth psychological chart readings.
I offer a welcoming, confidential, open-hearted and non-judgemental place to work through anything that may be troubling you or anything you wish to explore or need support with.
My aim as counsellor and psychotherapist is to find a connection with you and to make sure you feel heard and understood. It is often in relating and trusting the therapeutic connection that allows for changes, growth and healing. I am genuinely interested in what it is to be human with all its complexities and challenges. My approach is deeply intuitive, creative and insightful working holistically with the mind, body and spirit. As we take time to connect and listen to ourselves more deeply we learn to trust ourselves and the wisdom within. It is in those connections to ourselves, each other and the natural world that we find meaning and joy.
I believe that even the most challenging or painful experiences can provide opportunities for growth and transformation that can ultimately lead to a renewed sense of purpose and deeper connection to ourselves and life.
My work draws on a variety of therapeutic models including psychodynamic, person-centred, existential, CBT and the transpersonal which brings a holistic and deeper element to the work exploring and linking the spirit, the mind, the body and the emotions. I may also work with guided visualisation, dream work, mindfulness, gestalt movement, creative therapies, family constellations and indigenous earth based systems such as the medicine wheel and the elements.
I am experienced in working with adolescents and adults on of a range of issues including anxiety, depression, sexual and physical abuse, self-esteem, relationship issues, loss of meaning and direction, disordered eating, developmental trauma, transgender and illness. I work with people who are struggling to come to terms with difficult childhoods or trouble family environments and who may have suffered from physical, sexual emotional abuse or neglect.