About

Personal Myth & Life-Narrative Exploration, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Spiritual Counselling & Direction is a creative partnership with you and I thrive on being part of someone else’s transition from crisis to transformation.

Helping people 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 supported teaching staff in the prison, hospitality, early childhood education and youth work sectors and teachers in primary school through professional development courses and workshops based on their own goals and aspirations.

Since then I have trained in hypnotherapy, counselling and psychotherapy, worked in rape and sexual abuse and been in private practice for six years. I am a tutor for Chrysalis Courses for their counselling and psychotherapy diplomas. I provide workshops at the Romsey Wisdom Centre and provide group Zoom sessions for personal development in the Personal Myth and Life-Narrative Approach.

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, UK

My Code of Ethics at The National Counselling Society places your well-being at the heart of my approach.

Fundamental Principles of the National Counselling Society

These principles are a foundation of our ethical practice and decision making.

The fundamental principles of this code are:

  1. Working towards the good of clients and doing no harm (Beneficence and Non-maleficence)

Practitioners hold the welfare of clients central to their work and so commit to avoiding harm.

  1. Being trustworthy and responsible (Fidelity)

Practitioners endeavour to establish trust with their clients and the community in which they work. Therefore, practitioners not only honour the trust placed in them by their clients and the community but also act in a respectful, professional and ethical manner when representing their profession.

  1. Respect for the dignity and rights of the client (Autonomy)

Clients have the right to self-determination and to be shown dignity and respect for making their own lawful decisions.

  1. Justice

Practitioners are aware of their own judgements based on their own experiences, and need to take precautions (supervision) to provide a service that is not restricted by their own prejudice and limitations of experience. This also means showing respect for diversity of persons, without prejudice to colour, race, belief, gender, sexuality, social context, and mental and physical abilities.

  1. Integrity and self-responsibility

Practitioners work to be as honest, truthful and accurate as possible. They are also responsible for looking after their own needs and health. So, a practitioner will only commit to a practice that they can offer being aware of own expertise, training, health and wellbeing and let the client know if anything changes.