Counselling is an opportunity to learn more about ourselves; to heal, to change and to grow. We all experience difficulties and distress in our lives and, if this becomes overwhelming, counselling can be very helpful. Within every one of us, there is the capacity to be all that we want to be. I am dedicated to facilitating you in your counselling, as you explore and embrace your possibilities. Telling your story out loud can be profoundly healing; it is a privilege for me to bear witness to your experience, and to sit with you in your vulnerability.
I’m aware that counselling can be hard work, and it can take us to challenging places. However, the counselling room, and the therapeutic relationship, is the ideal space in which to travel to those places – a respectful and deeply caring environment; a place of safety and trust, where it is ok to be vulnerable. I believe that we find strength in our vulnerabilities, and I have witnessed the power of acknowledging and accepting our deepest pains, traumas and losses, and accepting our cracks as part of our beauty.
Working within The Walled Nursery and living in this rural part of the world, perhaps we can take our cues from nature, and think about what we can learn from nature's cycle at this time of year.
Francesca and and I had so much to say when she invited me on to her Curious Parent podcast... that she invited me back for another episode!
I'm delighted to be a contributor to this ace new magazine, focusing on and featuring people of size who want to participate in an active lifestyle but don’t want to participate in restrictive and punitive ol’ diet culture!
Well, this was a fun thing that happened recently... I was invited to be a guest on a great new podcast, The Curious Parent. It has been developed for busy parents to support them in getting their children world-ready…
…we were struck by how wonderful it would be if we could see our errors as black gold - that we could take our mistakes, our not-quite-rights and almost-good-enoughs, and turn them into nourishment, nutrients and sustenance for all our intentional growth.
We all reach for our phone much more than we think we do, and we interrupt our connection to ourselves as much as we do to others with the constant punctuation of online notifications. So, here's my two top tips if you're thinking of getting started...
To mark the end of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, let's think about how positive representations of diverse body images can contribute to a great acceptance of our own selves.
Down here in the depths of Hawkhurst and Goudhurst, we are blanketed in a thick covering of snow... here's what that means for our sessions.
...it felt really important to write about this - to say.... this is assault, and in my practice room it is recognised as such; you will be believed. And to align with victims and survivors around the world for whom this story represents yet another attack - an attack of the validity of their experience, and of themselves.