Certified Focusing-Oriented Therapist
My approach is rooted in the belief we each have an innate capacity for growth and healing that is enhanced through listening with compassionate attention to whatever lies in the depths of our experience. It’s not unusual that while we may know what we could or should do to live our life more effectively, we cannot find a way to make it happen. But a focusing-oriented attuning to whatever lies inchoate within our immediate experience often brings a feeling for moving forward, of fresh air and genuine relief. This is surely the royal road of effective therapy, and always a unique journey that is a privilege to accompany and facilitate in my clients.
Office 1: Portsmouth, Hampshire UK
Office 2: Fareham, Hampshire, UK
Office 3: Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Office 4: ‘Skype’ (Vsee, FaceTime, Zoom)
Public Contact Details:
telephone: +44 (0) 7574420304
Professional memberships with licensing or registering bodies:
Professional Standards Authority registered & British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited. Also a member of 1) The Focusing Institute 2) Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Primary Care.
Academic and training qualifications:
P-G Diploma Integrative Counselling, Thames Valley Uniiversity
o Individual psychotherapy/counselling
o Individual Focusing sessions (guided Focusing, not ongoing therapy)
o Online/Skype sessions
Areas of special interest or advanced training:
I have a longstanding interest in Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion. I am currently completing competencies in teacher training programmes in both.
o I offer individual sessions for people to learn Focusing (open to the public)
Details of these and any other services:
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
I offer workshops for Mindfulness practitioners to learn Focusing (open to the public)
Recent Publications (5 years or less):