I have a keen interest in and commitment to developing awareness in my own life. I value and practice meditation and am also a qualified and practicing yoga teacher. I bring to my work a deep understanding of the body and how to use this as a tool in exploring what may be happening beneath the level of awareness. I have undertaken on-going learning in the fields of trauma, interpersonal neurobiology, Gestalt interventions, Focussing, Embodied Relational Therapy and Mindfulness.
I am particularly interested in how what happened in the past gets recreated or enacted in the room between us. It is my understanding that being open to this enables a deeper process to occur. I am interested in the work of Philip Bromberg, Martha Stark and Allan Schore who speak to the importance of the ‘relationship’ in psychotherapy, above and beyond any particular approach or intervention.
As well as regular individual supervision and my own personal therapy, I am part of an on-going continuing professional development group with Michael Soth – former Training Director of the Chiron Institute – and a peer supervision group. My commitment to my own personal growth means that I am willing and able to meet whatever my clients might want to bring to therapy.
I have an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy and am an accredited member of United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am also a member of the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP), the Relational School of Psychotherapists (TRS) and the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists (IARPP).
I work in private practice and am also employed as a clinical supervisor for the domestic violence charity RISE and for Survivors Network.
I am on the Faculty of Therapy Works in Pakistan and the Karuna Institute Bristol teaching team.
I am fully insured and abide by the code of ethics of UKCP
“The shock of ourselves is perennial. We are challenged by our own aliveness and a need to open doors as yet unknown. Developing the capacity to tolerate and work with experience is part of our evolutionary challenge…..struggling with one’s personality remains a life-long task”