About Me

Find out more about my background and experiences

My Background

I spent 10 years in the corporate world working in sales, marketing, HR and during this time gained experience in organisational psychology, leadership, coaching and executive coaching. This ignited a passion to discover pathways towards meaningful change, bring about increasing happiness and finding a deeper sense of inner peace. I embarked on a breadth and depth of reading, workshops and training which has helped me to find happiness and clarity about my direction in life.

I trained in Psychosynthesis counselling at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust which further deepened my ability to work on myself as well as train to support others. I threw myself into overcoming “my own stuff” knowing that I could better help others the more I was willing to do this myself. My journey of discovery has continued beyond my counselling training into many different spiritual and psychological workshops. A list of my qualifications and training experiences is included below.

I have worked as a counsellor within a University Student Counselling Service for over 13 years and during this time have worked with clients one-to-one and in workshops and groups. I have a particular passion and experience in running self-esteem, resilience, meditation and mindfulness groups. I’ve also run groups and workshops in a private setting blending counselling and coaching with my broader spiritual training.

“When we make the choice to fill our hearts space with unconditional love, our worlds blossom into a beauty far greater than we have known.”

Rio Godfrey

 

My Practice

I meditate daily and practice self-reflection and continual working on myself. Whilst I have found an approach that works for me, I very much believe in the importance of people finding their own unique pathway in accordance with their own beliefs and values. My blended approach is very much respectful of this.

My Qualifications

BA (honours) Business Studies

PG dip Psychosynthesis Counselling

MBACP (accred)

A sample of my CPD workshops

  • Working with trauma – run by colleagues
  • Bothering about bodies – body dysmorphia – run by colleagues
  • Telephone counselling
  • Working with increased presentations of suicidality and high-risk in student mental health – conference
  • Heartmath introduction with Agathi Christodoulidi
  • Diana Cooper Foundation teacher (Ascension) – 9 days training with Eloise Bennett
  • Magnified Healing parts 1 and 3 – 4 days training with Eloise Bennett and Kay Wesley
  • Heart Imagery: cleaning the past and self-renewal, healing and emotional clarity, union with God – 10 days training with Daniel Mitel
  • Kriya Yoga parts 1, 2:1 and 2:2 – Daniel Mitel
  • Awakening the illuminated heart (Drunvalo Melchizedek work) – 7 days training with Daniel Mitel
  • Sacred geometry – Zlatko Kanda
  • Women in power – 4 day workshop
  • Womb rites healing – Eloise Bennett
  • Introduction to ancestral healing and healing the burning times – Cali White
  • Working with sexual violence and managing burnout – Christiane Sanderson
  • Business NLP – R&A consultants
  • Coaching and Executive coaching – R&A consultants, Lee Hecht Harrison and Performance Consultants
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and CBT skills -workshops with Jacqui Porter, Beating the Blues and run by colleagues
  • Working with addictions and eating disorders – Human Givens approach
  • Working with the mind and body – Jungian approach
  • Solution focused training – Brief
  • Loss, Hurt and grievance – Prof Paul Hoggett
  • Mind-body approach to transforming self-loathing and shame – sensorimotor psychotherapy approach to trauma with Dr Janina Fisher
  • Working with Asperger’s and autism – Matt Trerise
  • Working with difference – diversity, disability and discrimination – run by colleagues
  • Unconscious bias and inclusion – run by colleagues
  • Gender, sex and relationship diversity – Dr Meg John Barker

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