About Me

As I travelled the world as a young woman, I became curious about human conditioning and the role of culture, family, education, and religion on our sense of worth and who we are. I studied Psychology and Health Sciences on my return to the UK and then worked mainly in the education sector. My interest in anxiety and other expressions of suffering increased as I worked closely with children diagnosed with ADHD and Autism. Then, as my own children became more

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independent, I decided to build on my knowledge and experience and train as a psychotherapist, with an intention to support people looking for a path to wellbeing.

Core Process Psychotherapy was an approach that I felt honoured the mind, body, and human spirit. I studied at the highly regarded Karuna Institute as it provided a unique embodied approach to mindfulness-based psychotherapy training. I felt a deep connection with the wisdom and optimism of this style of therapy that believes in the inherent 'core' health of the individual and explores how we 'process' our emotional and physical experience.

 

I am an accredited Core Process Psychotherapist with a MA in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice.  I work online and in person (in Bath and Chippenham) with adults of all ages and backgrounds. I also work with staff in primary and secondary education, and people preparing for bereavement as a Volunteer Counsellor in the Family Support Team at Dorothy House Hospice Care.

 

"Our ability to abide in silence, confusion, fear, or uncertainty must be viewed not as a problem, but as a doorway to mutuality, wisdom, and health."

                                                    Maura Sills

                

Training and Qualifications

  • Accreditation as a Core Process Psychotherapist - Karuna Institute 

  • MA in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice - Karuna Institute/Middlesex University

  • Graduation Diploma in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice - Karuna Institute 

  • Membership of the professional body UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)

  • Membership of the professional body ACPP (Association of Core Process Psychotherapists)

  • BSc (hons) Psychology and Health Sciences - University of the West of England

  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - Counselling Tutor

  • Working with Anger - Spectrum

  • Grief and Loss, and Fear and Anxiety workshops - Maura Sills, Jamyang Centre

  • Training in attachment disorders, neglect, abuse, radicalisation, autism, ADHD and dyslexia -     South Gloucestershire LEA

  • Working with Core Beliefs of 'Never Good Enough'; Trauma; and Anger - National Institute for the Clinical Application for Behavioural Medicine

  • Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology - Conscious Embodiment Trainings & eHealth Learning