It is important for me to share with you a balanced perspective of both professional and personal aspects of my life, which inform my therapeutic practice.
During childhood I witnessed and experienced frequent domestic violence, this resulted in developing addiction and relationship issues as a young adult.
Eventually in my late twenties I stepped onto a path committed to finding wholeness and healing and recovery. Leading me to research, explore and experience many and varied creative, healing and therapeutic practices and modalities, whilst also working in jobs mainly related to the Arts, Youth Work and Hospitality.
After many years trying and testing different approaches, a turning point came when I discovered the role trauma had played in my childhood development and how in turn that had affected behaviours in adult life.
Finally, by understanding what trauma is and how it affects the brain, nervous system and body, I could choose therapies and practices that work to bring the brain and nervous system to a calmer and more balanced state of being.
That leads me to where I am now, having trained in therapeutic practices that have improved the quality of my life, addressing the underlying trauma and creating lasting and effective change. From this place of experience and recovery, I am committed to helping others find their own path to healing and empowerment, leading to deeper fulfillment in life.
I am a Certified Provider of TRE (Tension, Stress and Trauma Release exercises) and a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner and am also qualified in Massage, Healing and have a degree in the Arts. I am a registered member of Complementary Health Professionals and follow their codes of practice. I attend regular supervision and am engaged in continued professional development.