BACP Accredited Therapist
DIP, SEP, PIT, ISP, CSAT
With over twenty year’s experience working as a holistic health therapist, specialising in treating stress and anxiety, I became increasingly interested in how this manifests in the mind and body.
I gained a diploma in Integrative Counselling and while working as a Counsellor for ODAAT, an all male drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, I recognised the deep impact of Trauma on people’s lives. I was then mentored by an experienced therapist in this field, who introduced me to the work of Pia Mellody, a pioneer in Co-Dependency and Trauma therapy, and I trained with her in America.
In addition I have trained as a Sex addiction therapist in order that I can treat a whole range of issues that often overlap - love addiction & avoidance, sex addiction & codependency.
The most significant influence on how I work with trauma has been through working with the body. Somatic experiencing is a fantastic method for releasing unresolved trauma energy trapped in the body. I teach tools to help you self regulate and self soothe, drawing on your own and inner outer resources.
I am currently studying Neuro Effective touch, which deepens my understanding and experience of working with early developmental trauma - including pre/perinatal and the early years.
Training & Qualifications
Behind my experience...
Diploma in therapeutic Counselling
Accredited therapist with the BACP.
Post Induction Therapist (PIT) trained - Pia Mellody (Co-dependency, Love addiction/avoidance)
Somatic Experiencing Practioner (SEP) - (Trauma treatment/PTSD)
Integral Somatic Psychotherapist (ISP) (Embodiment based treatment)
Certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT) - Patrick Carnes (not the trainer)