I first discovered my interest in psychology and human nature whilst working as an Accident and Emergency Nurse. I appreciated the frank and intense relationships that were formed in moments of difficulty for many of the patients and their families. I also enjoyed getting to know the ‘regulars’, whether a homeless person, somebody with a mental illness or a chronic illness who attended the department regularly. Crisis, confusion, a need to be listened to and loneliness played a part in people attending A&E.
Predominantly a psychotherapist is sought when you or another person close to you is unravelling or struggling, occasionally people come to prepare for major life events and self development. The bond formed between therapist and patient is a key component to the success of the therapy, establishing a relationship that is strong enough to reveal ourselves, “warts and all”.
I left nursing to study firstly psychology and then psychotherapy and have been practicing as a psychotherapist for over fifteen years. I feel that I have found my place. I marvel at the ingenuity and complexity of both our mind and physical body. I remain fascinated by health and our ability to fulfil ourselves, continuing to study and learn, including training in Mitochondrial Therapy that allows me to support the body as well as the mind if that is appropriate and what you are seeking, whilst also teaching and presenting workshops. I work with people of all ages and have specialist knowledge of the time around conception to the age of three. It is now well accepted that your earliest experiences have a profound impact on your life.
My personal ongoing psychotherapy transformed my life and that of my family, I now feel fulfilled and able and am extraordinarily grateful. It is a great joy to witness another person’s growth, watch them flourish and discover what fulfils them be they newborn, two or ninety two!