Counselling, Spiritual Counselling & Direction is a creative partnership and I thrive on being part of someone else’s transition from crisis to transformation.
Counselling, coaching and mentoring has been a significant part of much of my career in education, supporting and appraising staff in primary and further education in the UK, India and New Zealand. I have worked with teaching staff in the prison, hospitality, early childhood education and youth work sectors and teachers in primary schools coaching them one-to-one as well as designing professional development courses and workshops based on their own goals and aspirations. I have also sat on interview panels in further education.
Since then I have trained in hypnotherapy, counselling and psychotherapy, worked in rape and sexual abuse and private practice for six years. I am a case study marker for Chrysalis Courses for their hypnotherapy and counselling diplomas. I have taken additional training and CPD in coaching and mentoring.
I have learned and taught yoga, meditation, therapeutic body massage and Reiki. I have learned Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga and now practice Kriya Yoga, the method of Self Realisation as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. I pursued these paths when I lived in Brazil, India and New Zealand. I returned to the UK in 2012.
I enjoy walking, cycling, painting, playing the Indian harmonium and kartels, singing bhajans and spending as much time as possible in communion with Great Spirit.
Just a sample of my learning that never ends:
Coaching and Mentoring, CPDUK Accredited, The Mandatory Training Group, UK
Life Coaching Essentials, CPDUK Accredited, The Mandatory Training Group, UK
Working with Young People (11-18), Bournemouth, UK
Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Southampton, UK
Working with Sexual Trauma, Wiltshire, UK
Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Southampton, UK
Compassionate Focused Therapy with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, Dorset Action on Abuse, UK
Alongsider Programme, Mucknell Abbey, Worcestershire, UK
Diploma of Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Hampshire, UK
Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner Certificate, UK
Diploma of Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills, Hampshire, UK
Certified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner, Dorset, UK
Cancer and its Treatments, Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre for Cancer Support and Information, Harrow, UK
Initiated into Gayatri Mantra (Gayatri Pariwar), Marton, New Zealand
Quantum Healing, Napier, New Zealand
Initiated into Kriya Yoga, London, UK
5 Day Retreat with Joao de Deus (John of God) near Brasilia, Brazil
Diploma of Anatomy, Physiology and Therapeutic Massage, Harrow, UK
Reiki Trainer, Harrow, UK
Reiki I and II Practitioner, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Bachelor of Education (Primary), University of Winchester, UKGoogle+