Hello, and welcome to my website. In these pages I hope to describe something of who I am, so that you can decide if I might be the right counsellor or supervisor for you. You are welcome to phone me or send an email to find out more.
I discovered counselling and psychotherapy through having therapy myself in my early 20s. I found it so helpful and inspiring that I began the long process towards becoming a psychotherapist myself. Nearly 30 years on, I feel just as passionate about the potential for therapy to change people’s lives for the better.
I now work as a psychotherapist and counsellor in private practice. I offer short-term counselling, longer-term psychotherapy, creative therapy and dreamwork.
I also offer clinical supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists, people working in caring professions and trainee counsellors.
Counselling and psychotherapy can support you by giving you the space to explore your thoughts and feelings. This can help you gain more clarity. The following words from the serenity prayer are an inspiration to me:
…grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
and Wisdom to know the difference”Niebuhr
Therapy can help us find this wisdom within ourselves.
There may be things we need to accept, such as difficult events from the past, or limiting factors in our present life. However, there are often changes we can make if we can become clear about who we are and what we want. I will support you to find the answers that are right for you.
In shorter-term counselling we may work on a particular issue over an agreed number of sessions. We would clarify what you hope to gain from counselling, and ensure that we work towards what feels achievable in the available time.
In longer-term work we notice the emerging themes that recur over time. Sometimes these are the result of experiences from our past. In psychotherapy we bring awareness to our patterns of behaviour, and this gives us more choice. I offer a range of approaches including talking therapy, creative therapy and dreamwork. I would support you in finding the approaches that work best for you.
I am a qualified supervisor offering clinical supervision to counsellors, therapists, trainees and other professionals. I aim to support you to feel confident and competent in your work with clients.
I have trained in Gestalt, Transpersonal, Person-Centred and Art Therapy approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. I will therefore support you with an awareness of your modality, while offering perspectives that may add a new dimension to your work if this is useful to you.
As a Gestalt therapist, I am aware that “one size does not fit all”, and will endeavour to work with you to create a supervisory relationship that best suits you. This may include creative interventions if you would like to explore working in this way. I aim for supervision to be both supportive and inspiring.
I have been studying and working with dreams for over 25 years, and I believe it is one of the most transformative and healing approaches to therapy and personal growth. Dreamwork can form an integral part of counselling and psychotherapy. However, it is also possible to see me purely for individual dreamwork.
In addition, I run Dream Circles, which are small groups of people who work together with their dreams. Currently these run online, over Zoom. Please contact me for more details.
|Counselling and Psychotherapy|
1 hour session £35-£45
1 hour session £35-45
1.5 hour session £45-60
1 hour session £35-45
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How do we begin?
Please email or phone to discuss your situation or ask any questions. We can then arrange an initial session and if we choose to, commit to a number of sessions. After that we may work longer-term if it feels right.
- What is your Professional Status?
I am a qualified Gestalt Psychotherapist with an Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy. I also have a diploma in Transpersonal Counselling and a Foundation in Art Therapy. In addition I hold an Advanced Specialist Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
I am an accredited member of BACP and abide by their Code of Ethics. I have ongoing clinical supervision, engage in continued professional development and have professional indemnity insurance.
- Where do you work?
Currently, sessions are online (Skype or Zoom) or by telephone owing to the restrictions of COVID-19. In more usual times, I see clients in person, in a comfortably furnished attic room, above Market Jew Street, Penzance. As soon as possible I hope to see clients in person again. In the meanwhile, most clients are finding online and telephone counselling helpful.
- Why Dream Embers?
I love to work with imagery. Whilst reflecting on therapy and dreamwork, I had an image of a fire, burning low. I know that this fire can have life breathed back into it, if we give it attention and care. For me, this is about attending to our heart and soul so that we can be more fully ourselves in the world.
For more information or to arrange an appointment, please contact me by phone or email.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Tel: 07816 496251