I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and trained yoga therapy and meditation teacher. I work online using Zoom or face to face in my therapy space in Hassocks.
I work therapeutically with clients on a 1-2-1 basis and also run classes and workshops that blend the therapeutic benefits of ancient yogic practices, mindfulness and meditation with counselling and psychotherapy theory. My approach is underpinned by an existential framework.
I am also a Senior Lecturer at University of Brighton teaching on the Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and the MSc in Psychotherapy.
MSc PGDip BA(Hons)
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Humanistic Therapeutic Counsellor MBACP
Senior Lecturer - University of Brighton
Registered yoga teacher RYT200 yoga alliance
Registered yoga nidra teacher
Treating the individual
Each of us is uniquely different, with uniquely different needs and I offer a range of approaches to suit the individual, from talking therapy to yogatherapy as well as therapeutic yoga classes.
I can suggest a bespoke treatment plan for you that best meets your needs, in order to help you bring about positive change in your life or simply to enhance your own emotional and mental wellbeing.
I take a holistic view of what it means to be human. We are so much more than just our thoughts. We also experience life, and what it throws at us, through our bodies and senses.
Yogic practices have now been neuroscientifically proven to help heal the mind-body, for example by counteracting the fight-flight stress response, helping to unblock emotional stuckness and reversing the physiological and neurological impact of trauma.
When yoga practices are used in conjunction with talking therapies they have a dual impact on our whole being, working both from the top-down and the bottom-up. Healing emotional scars can come through exploring thoughts and feelings, but also via the body. Body awareness (Mindfulness), moving the body (yoga postures) and adapting how we breathe (pranayama) can help us overcome difficulties and to live more fulfilling lives.