Qualifications and Specialism
Professional Qualifications: BA Hons. Philosophy. Dip. Psych . Cert Couples Counselling. Focusing Level 5. EMDR Levels 1&2. I am accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and abide by their Code of Ethics.
Areas of Specialism:
My initial training was in Transpersonal psychotherapy. I have an eclectic approach which includes a range of therapeutic models, depending on what is appropriate. These could include: looking at childhood issues, focusing, dream work, mindfulness or CBT ( see under different heading for more information on these approaches). I have trained with Babette Rothschild in Trauma Work.
I am influenced by a Jungian approach to therapy. Jung saw dreams as the psyche’s attempt at communicating what was important to the dreamer. My own experience has been that working with dreams can speed up the process of therapy, providing a useful way of understanding what is going on in our lives. Dreams offer insight into aspects of ourselves that we may otherwise be unaware of. Some people proclaim that they never dream – however, often once therapy starts, our dreaming world wakes up.
I also offer supervision and dream group supervision for psychotherapists and trainees who wish to learn more about working with dreams