I have been practising as a person-centred therapist for the past twenty years and focusing for twelve.
My experience is in working with people struggling to cope with loss and bereavement, stress, difficulties with relationships, abuse, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
Over the years I have become increasingly interested in problems faced by women struggling to come to terms with miscarriage, infertility, menopause and ageing - hidden grief which is often hard to share.
I have a particular interest in difference of all kinds and the individual search for creative living. My background in the arts, having trained as a textile artist, has given me a strong belief in the power of the creative process in enabling each and every one of us to achieve our potential.
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am then I can change" Carl Rogers
Often these feelings are hard to share even with our partners which is why talking to a counsellor who understands and has personal experience of these issues can really help.
"Every change involves a loss and a gain. The old environment must be given up, the new accepted." Colin Murray Parkes