About me

I was born in Cheshire and have lived in London and in Somerset. My first degree was an English degree from Durham University.

I have two grown up children and I am interested in many different aspects of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. I have worked as a project manager with a mental health charity and, for over twenty years, as a teacher in secondary schools including ten years as departmental head.

Credentials

For three years I was an ACPP (Association of Core Process Psychotherapists) committee member, and I am registered with Aviva Health UK and with WPA as an approved provider. I have worked as a psychotherapist in a voluntary setting as well as in private practice.

As part of my professional development I have become an SEP, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Somatic Experiencing is based on the work of Peter Levine, author of Waking the Tiger.

The Core Process psychotherapy training already taught me a great deal about how trauma is held and can be healed in the body. I did the additional training in order to further develop these skills and I was part of the first cohort to be trained in Somatic Experiencing in the UK.

I abide by the Code of Ethics of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).

Further information

For more information on Somatic Experiencing, see www.seauk.org.uk.

Ethical Practice:

I practice according to the ethical framework of the UKCP, (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) which includes strict guidelines on confidentiality and ensures competence in practice through professional supervision.

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