ITEC Massage Dip, ITEC Anatomy & Physiology Cert, Spiritual Life Coaching Dip, UTPTP Grad, Mindfulness Training Cert, Holistic Therapy Cert, MCMA, MFHT, SCThA, SUKCP, SBACP
I believe that consciously realised experiences of Spiritual Love are necessary and healing.
I first became a healer by learning how to endure my own Dark Nights of the Soul. I learnt to begin the work of deepening spiritual relationships with myself and also others. I was assisted in my transformation by many healers and friends. I believe that the work of spirituality is ongoing and eternal, and that suffering and well-being are two sides of the same coin. The secret, which I believe that many people may benefit from - is how to "suffer well". Part of my journey has been in finding out that there are deeper reserves of power and strength in me than I ever thought possible in my deepest suffering. Now my work is about supporting others to make that similar discovery within themselves and to uphold well-being not as a goal but as an inherent quality we all have.
I started my therapeutic practice from a foundation of personal meditation practice and qualifying in massage, anatomy and physiology and counselling skills. Since then, I have advanced in therapeutic massage/bodywork through many courses of continuing professional development, and this has included Ayurveda, Bio-Energetic Healing, Trigger-Point Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I practice a holistic (holistic means "whole person" - mind, body, soul, spirit, emotions) approach to working with clients in massage therapy, and specialise in working with stress-related conditions. I utilise my innate heightened sense of intuition and kinaesthetic empathy, in combination with evidence-based techniques, compassionate touch and deep listening.
Also, as a trained Spiritual Life Coach, I support individuals who seek to develop personal insight, nourish inner growth and create world change. At the heart of spiritual coaching are the relational qualities of companionship, non-judgement and encouragement to assist my clients to cultivate deepening inner resources of spiritual strength. Coaching can be challenging but also life-changing as I support my clients to become self-aware and empowered.
My practice draws on mindfulness, neuropsychology, archetypal psychology, philosophy and 'the Hero's Journey' within a person-centred paradigm. I hold Integral ethics and Humanist values, and my practice is inter-spiritual, inclusive of atheist, nonreligious, religious and racially diverse clients. I continue regular training on equal opportunities and discourse on social and cultural identities and awareness of privilege and my relationship with minorities under oppression. I am also trained and certified in the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults.
My work is inclusive, affirming, non-marginalising and robustly geared to empower and support clients who may be living under the conditions of intergenerational and historic social oppressions. I have trained intensively in spirituality, gender and erotic diversity and belong to a community of sex-positive clinicians and educators. I support every client including people who identify as LGBTQ+ and/or who are in polyamorous, open, or monogamous relationships, or who are involved with sex work, kink or alternative lifestyles. I apply my training in deep empathy, non-judgment and understanding of intersectional identities within the field of spiritual life coaching. I am passionate about social justice and equality and hold space for people of colour, and diverse faiths, abilities and lifestyles in my practice.
I gratefully continue to receive personal and professional support from colleagues, peers and mentors. I attend and run workshops, spiritual circles, and peer seminars, and develop areas of interest such as Transpersonal Psychology, Shadow Work, Trauma Healing, Meditation, Laughter Therapy, Mindful Communication and Therapeutic Art. I currently train and practice as a Work That Reconnects Facilitator, which is a group process for grief, hope and empowerment in our times of ecological crisis and change. I am also a PsychoSpiritual counsellor trainee with a person-centred approach at the Sweet Track Counselling Agency in Glastonbury.
My private client work spans 1:1 coaching, intuitive Tarot readings, massage and workshops. I also practice multi-media art, performing arts and community-building. I seek to make my healing mission as inclusive as possible and to remove all barriers to health and happiness. I am a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, the Complementary Medical Association. I am a student member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists, the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and the Complementary Therapist Association. All my work is in accordance with a peer-reviewed and constantly evolving ethical framework and under rigorous clinical supervision with advanced practitioners in the field of healing, spirituality and wellbeing. My office is based in Glastonbury, Somerset, and Online.