1-1 Counselling Sessions
I work in a Person Centred way, with the belief that you are the person most knowledgeable about your life and your emotional happenings. I believe that each person can work through their distress to find their own unique potential and wellbeing. Given the right conditions YOU have an infinite capacity to heal and grow and I can support and guide you through your process.
It may be scary to talk openly and honestly about your feelings and I want to assure you that whatever you are feeling I will do my best to understand, and will provide a safe space without judgement. I won't tell you what to do but instead will work closely alongside you to help you work it out. Sometimes that might mean just sitting with you in your sadness, fear and distress, just being there with you when you are at your most vulnerable. This approach does not offer quick fixes yet can be incredibly powerful in enabling lasting change.
Person Centred Creative Arts Therapy
I am a member of APPCA and am a trained Person Centred Creative Arts Counsellor.
There is much research with shows that working creatively in a therapy setting can have an enormous benefit to the healing process. You do not have to be an artist to paint and draw an image in our sessions. I will support and guide you through the process to enable the message of the image to show itself. Please talk to me to find out more.
I have completed training with Gabor Mate in a method of working which supports you in cultivating a compassionate response to any of your emotional happenings. I will support you in focusing on your felt sensations in your body, giving space to 'be' with these sensations, and giving opportunity to listen to your body's innate wisdom. Often with this method I will support you in connecting to your inner child and begin the process of connecting to the unprocessed feelings and needs of the child within you. This is a very beautiful, profound way of cultivating a healthy relationship with your inner child where you can begin to reparent in a healthy, playful, boundaried, loving, compassionate way. I believe in the healing power of this relationship, so your inner child begins to fully trust in you so that you can be more and more present in your adult life. This ensures your hurt inner child is less likely to be activated or triggered so you can be fully present in your adult self and response-able when you are in potentially challenging situations. This can be transformational.
I also offer walk and talk therapy. Walking whilst engaged in therapy may help you to feel like you are moving forward, help you to open your mind and think more clearly. This may enable you to move through blocks and challenges to a place where you can see a range of possibilities available to you. Nature is a great resource which has always been available to us all which offers us a connection to a greater perspective which is calm and healing. Trees, plants, wild animals, birds, the elements and the cycles of the seasons can all be our guides and teachers; mirroring our feelings and offering us the opportunity to increase our self-awareness and connection to ourselves.
Conscious Connected Breathwork
I practise a breathing method called Conscious Connected Breathwork. Studies have shown breathwork can help reduce symptoms associated with anxiety, depression insomnia, PTSD, and ADD. Breathwork can help to balance and tone your nervous system so you can become more open, curious, and creative. It also helps to restore and strengthen our immune system, and bring our hormonal system into balance.But it’s not just the biological impact that’s powerful, breathwork is also the quickest way to change our state of being and point of view at any moment. Adopting the practice connects us with our innate wisdom and brings greater awareness to ourself, our life and the decisions we make which leads to overall well-being and happiness. The breath is also freely available to us whenever we need to create harmony and peace in our life.
Breathwork can be seen as a bridge to connect our inner and outer worlds. It is beautifully healing and enlightening. Allowing us to delve deep into the body archive and release what is being held here without needing to understand what it is or why it exists.
I often combine this Breathwork with Compassionate Inquiry so you become more fully connected to what is alive in you and where you can consciously set an intention for the session.There is also time to integrate any wisdom and messages from the sessions.
Please note: Breathwork may not be suitable for you if you have any of the following; cardiovascular disease, detached retina or glaucoma, brain or abdomen aneurysm, epilepsy, diagnosed bi-polar or schizophrenia, uncontrolled diabetes or thyroid issue which is uncontrolled, high blood pressure or pregnant. If you are worried about any of the above please consult with healthcare professional before taking part in a session.If you require any more information on this please do contact me.
These sessions can be in person or online.
I offer 1:1 sessions and group sessions.
Where are the sessions
Indoor therapy sessions and Conscious Connected Breathwork sessions are currently held in a private therapy room in Stithians Wellness Hut which is easy to access.
Outdoor therapy is either in woodland eg Tehidy Park, Kennel Vale, Pendarves, or walking the coastline near Hayle, Helston, and Falmouth You may well have a favourite place in nature where you feel safe and so I am open to suggestions within an 8 mile radius of Redruth.
I can also offer online sessions using Zoom and telephone sessions.
Please contact me to discuss availability.
I offer short and long term counselling.
Individual - £50 per counselling hour (50 mins)
Breathwork session -
I am offering a combination of Compassionate Inquiry and Breathwork - I have found that these modalities can work well together.
These sessions can be for 75mins@£75