I am a qualified counsellor, biodynamic massage therapist and advanced trainee body psychotherapist. I have completed four years of training in biodynamic body psychotherapy at the London School of Biodynamic Psychotherapy, followed by two years post-training clinical work. I am a registered trainee member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics. I have a Diploma in Counselling and previously worked as a counsellor for Age Concern and Kensington and Chelsea College. Most recently, I have been providing pastoral support within the mental health services of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
My approach is biodynamic, person-centred and reparative. Biodynamic refers to the energy of life within us that seeks freedom and expression. Person-centred assumes that we all have a natural drive towards self-actualisation. Reparative describes a type of relationship between therapist and client that aims to provide the healing experiences necessary for transformation. In all these approaches, my priority is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where the client can begin to know themselves.
While my background is in counselling, I have found that therapy involving touch and the body brings an immediate, tangible and transformative element into the room that talking alone rarely achieves. For me, it is the difference between 'talking about' and experiencing for real. One is about making sense, which is important, the other is about 'living it'.