Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
over and over, announcing your place
in the family of things.
Mary Oliver, Wild Geese
Covid 19 update Jan 2021
During the current national lockdown I am providing counselling via Zoom or telephone,
with a view to returning to in-person work when circumstances allow.
I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Northumberland, UK and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
In Counselling, I offer the skills and space to help you consider your experience and understand your reactions with the aim of gaining the clarity, resources and resilience to move forward in a more fulfilling life.
For others, Therapeutic Massage offers a deeply relaxing treatment for stress, pain and restriction, rebalancing the nervous system to promote physical and mental health, a sense of calm and nourishment.
My work is always to be present to you and offer a safe and skilled relational environment which enables you to find your way to health and healing.
Specialising in creative and body-oriented approaches to counselling
My approach to Counselling is person-centred and integrative – this means that I am guided by your concerns and your goals for therapy and draw from a range of models which are most appropriate for you.
You might choose to use creative, non-verbal ways of working such as imagery, Sand tray, art materials, stories and Mindfulness, or attend to your body experience.
Most importantly, I offer a therapeutic relationship within which you can work through difficulties, understand yourself better, and enliven your relationship with yourself and others.
In our work together, I don't criticise or offer advice, but I will listen carefully to you, help you express your thoughts and feelings and make sense of your experiences.
Chronic or extreme stress impacts our physical and mental health and results in physical tension and pain, reduced immunity, fatigue, insomnia, mood swings or anxiety. Stress reduces our creative responses and puts us back into old patterns of defence.
There are many positive ways to manage stress and Therapeutic Massage is a choice for times when rest and recuperation is required. Nurturing and attuned contact is a basic human need to restore equilibrium. The specific techniques of massage directly effect the muscular-skeletal system, reducing pain and improving mobility and flexibility.
Grounded in a meditative approach, I use both light touch, joint mobilisation and deep tissue techniques to facilitate deep relaxation and help the body recover from injury.
Due to therapeutic ethics, please be aware that I have a no-touch policy in my Counselling practice. I can recommend other, skilled practitioners, on request.
I offer occasional retreats as an opportunity to focus on a particular aspect of learning - along with time to share your journey with others, nourish yourself and have a break from every day life.
I love working together with colleagues to offer our combined energy and skills to the group.
Your Body to You: uncovering the wisdom of the female body
This course has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.
Please contact me if you would like to receive information when available.