I'm 38 years old, and currently live in Bristol, England. I completed a degree in Psychology at the University of the West of England in 2006 and during this time I began a journey of spiritual practice, self-exploration and healing.
Discovering yoga and meditation at university with the help of a good friend was the first step in this journey. I've been practicing meditation and yoga for 16 years and have practiced and studied deeply in several different Asian spiritual traditions.
I come from a background of working in several different mental health roles, where I worked with adults and young people, this has given me a deep sense of meaning, fulfillment and satisfaction.
My experience of therapy began with a two year program of regression therapy training in the UK, starting in 2014, in the 'Deep Memory Process' system.
This training gave me an understanding of the importance of emotional catharsis and the subtle 'energetic' layers of memories, habits, inclinations and wounds that we all carry within the body and mind. It showed me the importance of honoring and listening to the body within the therapeutic process.
After returning from Germany to live in the UK again, I completed a two year post-graduate diploma in counselling at the Psychosynthesis Trust in London.
This was a high quality training, which involved a thorough programme of personal therapy, client work, group relational dynamic therapy, regular supervision, and academic study.
For the past ten years I have studied the art and science of astrology, in both the Western and Indian Vedic traditions. I offer astrological birth chart analyses as a separate service to my counselling practice, although I am happy to look at the birth charts of the counselling clients I work with, if they express a clear interest in this area.
I am committed to deepening my experiential understanding and professional development in the areas of counselling and psychotherapy, astrological analysis, meditation and somatic-based awareness.
For more information on the way I work with clients, please take a look at my 'Psychosynthesis' page.