What Is Psychotherapy?

The transpersonal psychotherapy that I offer is in Tunbridge Wells, London and online. My style is relational, dynamic, and deep, challenging, fun, supportive, embodied, creative and is in full service to my clients. I believe that we all have the capacity to stop running from our pasts and to feel the depth of our whole human experience in this life. The space I offer provides the container to slow down enough to feel into ourselves and the world around us.

Psychotherapy helps us to connect back to ourselves, it creates the environment to trust that we can feel our feelings, speak our truth, connect, listen to our bodies and respond to life more consciously.

When we are able to be more conscious we become more present in the every day, living a deeper and richer life where we feel more joy. A life that we can feel deeply, fully and freely. This allows us to connect more with each other and the world around us and so importantly when life throws things at us, we have a resilience and deep knowing that we are okay, that at our core we will be okay.

Why Start Transpersonal Psychotherapy?

A lot of us are called to start therapy because we have symptoms like anxiety, depression, eating disorders, difficulty in our relationships, addictions, trauma, PTSD or for some there is a deeper to call to tend to our healing process or connect to our soul.

From a young age, we learn to repress parts of ourselves that don’t feel welcome, we restrict ourselves and the full extent of who we are. Often we don’t deal with events as they come up and we end up pushing them down. Sadly, this leaves with us a lot of “stuff” sitting unprocessed in our unconscious, which then impacts on our daily lives, our behaviour, and our relationships.  Often leaving us feeling stuck and out of alignment with ourselves.

As a transpersonal therapist there is a blending of past, present, and future, integrating body, mind, spirit and soul. We don’t just work on the symptom or the mind, we work with the whole person, and the whole passage of your journey to where you are today. Transpersonal psychotherapy is what helps us integrate all the parts, so we can be fully present in more of our lives and make choices based on the truth of who we are and what we need.

Transpersonal psychotherapy embraces depth work, this means that we access the unconscious through breath, dreams, art, vision journeying, constellations, imagery, myth and movement. It is deeply relational and we co create a space deep enough for exploration and growth. Exploration includes the shadow, family dynamics, inner child work, body armour, breath patterns, and trauma.

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My Qualifications

MA  (Psych)

Psychotherapy accredited by Middlesex University (2015)

Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis (psychotherapy and counselling)

From Re-Vision Accredited by the UKCP and the BACP (2009-2012)

Psychosynthesis leadership coaching

From the Institute of Psychosynthesis (2015-2016)

Certificate in supervision

From Re-Vision (2017-2018)

Certificate in Group Facilitation

Certificate in Breathwork Facilitation

Other training
  • Trauma trained (PTSD CPTSD) including birth trauma
  • I have worked extensively with CPTSD and trauma
  • Polyvagal theory
  • Dream re-entry
  • Guided journeying through visualisation
  • Addiction
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • ADHD and the relationship with addiction
  • Drug and alcohol work
  • Mindfulness
  • Using the twelve steps in psychotherapy and counselling
  • Anatomy and trauma
  • Integrating altered states
  • Oxygen Advantage - Functional breathwork
  • Transformational Breathwork
  • Holotropic Breathwork
  • The Chakras as a guide to embodiment
  • Attachment therapy
  • Tantric practice
  • Psychedelics and treatment for trauma
  • Play therapy
  • Mindfulness and presence
  • The Soul's Journey (psychotherapy with soul)
  • Somatic experiencing
  • Healing practice
  • Dream Analysis
  • Mind, body and soul integration and the psychology of the chakras
  • Psychosynthesis leadership coaching
  • Meditation
  • Bioenergetics
  • Body mapping
  • Dissociation and trauma
  • Working with the body online

Specialist Areas 

BulimiaFood. The body and shame

The shame. The loneliness. The suffering. The powerlessness. The addiction.

I work with those suffering that have reached the end, that are so exhausted by the endless purging they need to know how not to do it. How to live freely. Recovering from Bulimia is a long and hard road and every step along the way is progress. There is a journey, of returning to the body, returning to self, allowing feelings to be felt.

I use a soulful, embodied, transpersonal approach to working with Bulimia, this means that we look at the deeper aspects that may be rooted in trauma, the intergenerational patterns, the meaning behind the behaviour and always at developing synthesis within.

Addiction"It starts in pain and ends in pain."

I specialise in helping people in all stages of addiction, from the contemplation stage 'am I?... I am not?' to late stage addiction. I treat all addictions; drugs, alcohol, love, sex, porn, obsessive compulsive behaviour, food, gambling, power anything that we can become addicted to-as it is all the same problem. Addictions are developed as a coping strategy for life. Over time they get increasingly worse until the addiction becomes the problem itself. Quite simply we need to learn new coping mechanisms while also addressing the cause and subsequent impact the addictions may have had. In short we deal with the whole picture in order to help you move on through life without your addiction.

Couples Therapy 

Transpersonal couples therapy for couples that are looking to work deeply together.  To unblock stuck patterns, to deepen intimacy, to realign & reconnect. 
The couples journey is rich, complex, beautiful and challenging. The space I offer mirrors this. We work at a depth, unearthing old patterns, unconscious dynamics and working with projections. This is inner work and self development for both the individual as well as the couple. 

We use visualisation, embodiment, couples breathwork and we go deep… 

I only work with couples that already have done self some development work and both parties are keen to deepen their connection to self, other and life. Please contact me to explore suitability.. 

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My wait list for new psychotherapy clients is currently 6 months - 1 year

My wait list for new psychotherapy clients is currently 6 months - 1 year