My training is in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Psychosynthesis is a type of psychotherapy that helps us to explore the different aspects of our personality and find ways to bring them together in a more harmonious whole, taking into account the whole human being - from our heights to our depths.
I am a UKCP accredited Psychotherapist offering counselling and psychotherapy
. Along with general counselling and therapy for a wide variety of emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression and relationship problems, I have many years experience working with addiction,
and with spiritual or existential issues
such as feelings of alienation and the lack of meaning and purpose in life.
I have a BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling, and a UKCP Accredited Diploma in Psychotherapy
(from Re.Vision in London), and I am a member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and I adhere to their code of ethics.
I was a practising Buddhist for over thirty years; these days I wouldn't describe myself as a Buddhist, but many of the teachings and practices still inform my life and practice.
Over the years I have become more interested in the link between emotional states and the body, so I am currently training in Embodied Relational Therapy (see link on the Links page)
I work in a non-judgmental way,
open to all beliefs and creeds; in my work a therapist I aim to help with the unfolding of the heart, the development of confidence and self-belief, and the acceptance and exploration of the more difficult and hidden areas that can hold us back from feeling truly free.
I have over ten years experience of working with addiction, both in residential settings and in one to one counselling.
One way of seeing life is as a process of individuation
, of becoming more and more fully ourselves, while at the same time making deeper contact with those vast reserves of unconscious potential which lie buried within us.
I see therapy and counselling as a way of fulfilling our potential
as human beings, through transforming the wounding and confusion
of personal history, changing the relationship we have with ourself and others, and freeing ourselves from limiting self views and emotional patterning.
I believe that, given the right conditions, we can all lead creative nourishing lives,
and I am committed to therapy as a transformative dialogue;
a dialogue that includes our conscious and unconscious experience, and leads to a journey of self-discovery and emotional renewal.
I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice in Sheffield for over seven years now, seeing clients from all over South Yorkshire, including Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and Chesterfield.
I also work via telephone or Skype if getting here in person is difficult for any reason.