Core Process Psychotherapy in Cardiff
2019: BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Registered Member MBACP (Accred).
2019: UKCP: Member of UKCP as Trainee in Core Process Psychotherapy
2016-2020 - MA in Mindfulness Based Core Process Psychotherapy
2015: MBACP - Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
2011-2015 - Foundation Degree in Humanistic Existentialist Counselling - Vale and Glamorgan College
2015: Private Practice, Natural Health Clinic
2013: Counsellor - Mind
2011: Counsellor - Cruse Bereavement
Areas of Specialism
My approach is holistic and creative, with an intention to support you to develop embodied awareness, explore and release old patterns. I see my role as a therapist very much as a 'wounded healer', as someone who has come into a deeper understanding of my own internal processes through a therapeutic journey.
Previous to becoming a therapist, I worked as a teacher in Further and Higher Education, and I have a part-time teaching role alongside therapy work.
I find exercise, playing the guitar and meditation resourcing. All practicing and trainee Core Process Psychotherapists are expected to have an ongoing contemplative or meditation practice. This helps to develop and deepen awareness and receptivity with the intention to hold clients at depth and be as present as possible to whatever might come up in the relational field. A contemplative practice can also help to work with our thoughts and emotions. Brain scans have shown that meditation, for example, gets the amygdala (fight/flight) under control and reduces the overproduction of the stress hormone, cortisol.