I am a Relate trained practitioner with an MA in Relationship Therapy. I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics.
A deep interest in relationships led me to undertake the MA in Relationship Therapy with Relate. This was an integrated model which gave me insights into a variety of approaches. Some especially resonated with me. Narrative Therapy spoke to me with it’s refreshing insight into unpicking dominant stories, and uncovering the untold story. Attachment Theory, looking at how early bonding shapes relationship styles, is also a model that I find very helpful in looking at relationships. I find inspiration from a number of systemic family therapists, who help shed new light on stuck situations.
My journey in therapy led me to explore working with children and teenagers using creative methods, Jungian Sandplay, and looking at Movement and Imagination in therapy through the Sesame ‘Psyche & Soma’ approach.
I have worked with RELATE, in private practice, and with the Youth Offending Team & Family Support in Medway working with troubled teens and their families, and support for parents with children who have behavioural problems as well as other diagnoses.
I have an interest in well-being and have run relaxation and well-being sessions for staff in the caring professions. I believe firmly that those in caring roles need to nourish their own psyche.
Whilst working in Medway Youth Offending Team I encountered parents who were suffering violence and abuse from their children. I trained in the Non Violent Resistance parenting approach, which I found to be life-changing for parents. This was a revelation to me, and I have continued to be involved in this work since returning to private practice.
I am married with grown up children and grandchildren. I am fortunate to share a passion for therapy with my husband David who is a Zürich trained Jungian analyst. This is deeply enriching. As I have read and explored more in the world of therapy, it has been wonderful to appreciate the links and overlaps, different interpretations and viewpoints, piecing together the journey of human transformation.
I am honoured to work with what is most precious to people, and feel joy for them when they gain insight and longed-for change.
I offer relationship therapy, parenting support and Non Violent Resistance coaching, on an individual, couple and group basis. I give Psyche and Soma well-being workshops for those in the caring professions.
Taking the step to come to therapy can be a turning point in itself. I look forward to welcoming you in a safe and relaxed environment to work together on what is important to you.