My journey in training to be a psychotherapist has come from my own search for healing. I did not have a traditional education. The school system did not serve me. I left school with no recognisable qualifications and became an autodidact – for many years I taught myself.
Later as a mature student I gained a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature and went on to study a postgraduate qualification that led to an MSc in Information Management.
My working life has included experience in a range of different sectors including engineering, the civil service, small businesses, therapeutic communities, the international voluntary sector and alternative communities.
I find joy in the simple pleasures of singing, gardening, study, reading, making bread and chopping wood.
The joys and struggles of raising a family and periods of illness have taught me the value of inner work. In my healing journey I found a home in Buddhist meditation and a connection to a deeper healing and mystery.
This process led me to the Karuna Institute where the wisdom of Buddhist and Western psychology is integrated into a programme of psychotherapeutic study at Masters degree level.
My long standing meditation practice and personal enquiry created a foundation for my work as a therapist.
I am working towards accreditation with UKCP as a Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute; a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and also a member of The Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP)
If you would like to see if I am the right therapist for you, please contact me for more information and a free initial session.