I have been a psychotherapist for about 20 years and I love my work. I came to it as I got a great deal of help myself from therapy. I had mainly talking therapy but had an intuition that much emotion was stored in the body, so I trained as a Body Psychotherapist. I have practised Yoga and Meditation for many years and these practices help me regulate my own nervous system. A key skill in body psychotherapy is to use your own bodily responses to pick up and resonate with embodied experience from the client which may not be immediately accessible to consciousness.
I care a lot about the environment and the climate crisis and I feel that some of the problems we experience today stem from alienation from the earth and from community. I am interested in how our personal lives are shaped by larger forces and intergenerational legacy. Caring for social justice, I used to work in social welfare law for immigrants and the homeless before becoming a therapist.
Although I am a spiritual person in the broadest sense of the word, I am also quite ‘down to earth’ and have a good understanding of everyday problems as well issues of meaning and purpose. Although therapy is a very serious business, I like to bring playfulness and creativity into the room too. I love walking, gardening and my dog, who is a joyful being, and my mentor in living happily in the present moment