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Stirling and Edinburgh
UKCP Number 2011163647Online / Telephone Sessions Offered
Accredited Core Process Psychotherapist
"The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes, but in having new eyes". Marcel Proust
I am originally from New Zealand and have recently moved from Brighton to Scotland where I now live. I have practiced full time in private practice as a Core Process Psychotherapist since 2013.
My previous experience included supporting clients in a North London charity organisation, also at St Catherine's Hospice in West Sussex and in private practice in Brighton. I also have over 25 years’ experience working in clinical private practice as a Remedial Massage Therapist and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist.
My intention is to use a gentle approach to psychotherapy that explores the possibility of change through the body and the mind. I offer a warm, grounded, respectful, and spacious environment that welcomes all that you bring to each session.
The work aims to support you in developing an understanding of what makes you the person you are and how you respond to life, relationships, and yourself, so to encourage a gentle reconnection to your inner wisdom and freedom.
I passionately believe there is inherent health within each of us and sometimes we unexpectedly lose contact with this inner vitality. By enquiring into new ways of being with difficulty, we can learn to respond to life in a way that includes all our experience. It takes courage to listen to our hearts hopes and dreams and my aim is to support you in this journey of reconnecting to your inner health and wellbeing. Often it is not the destination that is important but what comes up along the journey that we learn the most from.
My intention is to bring compassionate awareness to what is happening in the body to exploring the moment-to-moment experience of sensations, feelings, thoughts, images and memories.
I believe it essential to create a trusting and safe therapeutic space where I see the relationship between client and therapist as being a unique relationship that is at the heart of the work, as we respect each other’s beliefs, values, experiences, choices and hopes. In my experience the client/therapist relationship can be influential in reframing and changing our earliest relationship difficulties. This space offers a place where you can explore whatever you would like to bring and be received and heard non-judgmentally.
I offer individual therapy at my practices in Stirling and Edinburgh to adults over 18 years old, both long and short-term work.
If you wish to ask questions, please call me on 07942373685 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to explore further.
As my work has deepened and evolved over the years I have become particularly interested in how trauma, loss, bereavement, grief, and early attachment issues manifest in the body and how these early experiences impact our relationships to ourselves and the world throughout our lives.
My practice has included supporting people who have experienced chronic pain from trauma; birth, childhood and relational trauma, PTSD, stress related symptoms, ME/chronic fatigue syndrome, life changes and transitions, bereavement, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, loneliness, fear, relationship issues, difficulty with attachment and bonding, identity crises, life meaning, dissatisfaction with life and fulfilling one’s potential. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist my work involved rehabilitating acute and chronic pain from sports and long-term injuries sustained by accidents and illness.