My approach


Being able to speak about life’s difficulties in a respectful and supportive environment can help you explore and clarify what is in your life that requires attention. Life’s difficulties are not just problems to be overcome but part of a movement to a greater understanding and integration of ourselves.

“It is feeling not thought that takes time.” Anthony Gormley, sculptor

I work with the whole of your experience – thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations – as a way of helping you gain more understanding of the underlying issues related to your difficulties; your past and the influences that formed you, your present and what is happening for you now, and your potential in the form of dreams, hopes and aspirations. Much wounding happened before we had the capacity to remember but the body does remember and so, when appropriate, I give attention to the feelings and sensations in your body. Dreams and imagery can open us to what is beginning to emerge into consciousness.

It is through our relationships with other people that we uncover who we are. My work and personal experience has shown me that people grow through supportive and caring relationships and that the healing of deep wounds is possible. I pay close attention to the quality our relationship in the present moment. I look to find a balance between providing a supportive and warm environment, as well as challenging when needed. In this way I seek to develop a deep and honest relationship, whilst adhering to professional boundaries. This give us the chance to explore your feelings and emotions, repeating patterns of behaviour, the choices you make and how to start living a more rewarding life.

I also use mindfulness exercises to help you to notice where you feel comfortable to give full attention and where you might want to ignore what is happening. The more aware we are then the more choice we have about how we respond to our thoughts, feelings and other people. Mindfulness helps us to appreciate and enjoy life more and can support us in times of uncertainty.

Our work together will help you to become clearer about what matters most to you, uncover a truer sense of who you are and what gives real meaning and satisfaction to your life. My aim is to help you explore how you can best be yourself and live your life amidst the confusion and challenges of the modern world. In time a sense of clarity emerges and you will feel freer to move towards a more satisfying life with a greater sense of well-being, confidence and clarity.

“The past shapes the present… the present shapes your future.” 

Testimonials from previous clients.


Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt a blessed illusion!
That a spring flowed
inside my heart.
I said, along which secret channels
do you come to me?
Water of new life
that I have never tasted.

Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt a blessed illusion!
That there was a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white wax
and sweet honey
with my old failures.

(Antonio Machado)