Girl Hiking in Mountains

My Journey

I believe that we are all trying to do the best that we can in the situation that we are in. My personal journey started at University where I encountered my own personal demons. Through a combination of self-help, therapy, and meditation I recovered and developed a strong curiosity in my own psyche and that of others.

My career progressed in Education establishments and Mental Health charitable sector in various roles for over ten years. The experience that I gained working with people was invaluable and taught me about the importance of feeling safe, loved and feeling valued by those around them.

I chose to train in Gestalt Psychotherapy because it brings together body, mind and feelings in the context of a person's environment. Gestalt Therapy has helped me be more fully myself in this evermore challenging modern world.

My Influences

In addition to my Gestalt Training, there are also lot of other important influences in my life. I am a painter who works primarily with acrylics on canvas ranging from abstract to figurative work. I also love music and dance. For me, this approach encourages creative conversations and trying out new ways of being. I'm also very open to working with any creative material that people bring.

 

I am also sensitive to the struggles of equality and diversity, especially gender, sexuality and racial heritage.

For my own well-being, I attend Qi Gong classes which keeps me linked to my Chinese cultural heritage of Daoist and Buddhist philosophy. I increasingly value spending time natural landscapes, enjoying the seasons, and being by a river or lake. 

Tea Time

My experience and Practice

I have been employed as a Counsellor and Safeguarding Lead in Education for over four years and managed a placement as well.

I have worked in the Voluntary Sector managing and developing projects for vulnerable groups such as unpaid young carers and other support needs. 

I have been employed to promote Resilience, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Meditation.

I integrate these aspects in my work as a psychotherapist to support an individual from surviving to fully thriving. Below is a list of common issues that I have worked with:

  • Mental Health Diagnoses 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Racial Heritage

  • Relationship difficulties 

  • Neuro-diversity

  • Body Image

  • Gender Identity

  • Sexuality

  • Addiction

  • Caring Responsibilities 

  • Isolation/ loneliness

  • Disability

  • Personal Development

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Young People

  • Bereavement

  • Eating Disorder

  • Climate Crisis

  • Abuse current and historical