As a Training Facilitator with EMDR Focus I have a particular interest in Attachment-Informed EMDR and trained originally with Laurel Parnell when she first came to the UK under an EMDR Focus umbrella in 2015.
I currently work in private practice in Devon, seeing clients and supervisees online and in person and I also lecture on a degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
I hold a Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the University of South Wales, plus Postgraduate Diplomas in Consultative Supervision and Counselling and Psychotherapy from Bath Spa University.
If that wasn’t enough, I’m now embarking upon a PhD journey…
My practice over 20 years has spanned many areas of work, including oncology and palliative care, domestic and sexual violence, working with families within care and contact proceedings, and before moving into academia, I managed a psychological service for military veterans covering the West and Wales.
I have a particular interest in working with performance enhancement, and with complex and attachment-related trauma, which in my clinical experience would often seem to lay at the ‘root’ of most issues that we later endure and find challenging to move forward from.
I have witnessed, personally and professionally, how hidden trauma, adverse life experiences and the resultant suffering may also provide fertile ground from which we seek and grow; a catalyst for positive personal and spiritual growth, enabling the discovery of our natural vitality, joy, freedom and inner wisdom, together with experiencing greater alignment with our true sense of self and deeper connection with others.
I have sought to offer clients relational methods that support deep healing, and to be able to know who they are beyond the ‘story’.
In addition to EMDR I have trained in energy psychotherapies, somatic based approaches, Brainspotting, Comprehensive Resource Model, Compassion Focused Therapy, mindfulness and creative methods such as art and sand-play, drawing upon depth psychology and the wisdom traditions. Staying up to date with current research and scientific knowledge challenges me to combine both science and art within practice to best serve client needs.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Breathworks Mindfulness Teacher and am an EMDR UK Accredited Consultant.