I am a psychotherapist, dance teacher, therapy in motion practitioner and author coach
I have had a private practice as a process oriented psychotherapist (process worker) since 2013 and been a 5Rhythms Teacher accredited by Gabrielle Roth since 2004 and an Open Floor International teacher since 2017.
After completing a BAHons in languages in 1983, I began my working life in publishing as a commissioning editor and publisher for companies in South Africa, Scotland and England. I co-founded a publishing company, Handspring Publishing, in 2011, at the same time studying Process Work and teaching movement classes as well as offering small group sessions in Therapy in Motion. Over the years I worked with researchers and prominent teachers internationally in the areas of movement science, yoga, Pilates, somatic movement and somatic therapy, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique and dance supporting them to develop their body of work for publishing. I co-authored a chapter titled The 5Rhythms Movement practice: Journey to Wellbeing, Empowerment, and Transformation in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing (2017).
I facilitate and support from an understanding and exploration of my own experience, informed by 10 years of study in Process Work and having done trainings in attachment theory, trauma informed practice, relationship work. I work with nighttime dreams, relationship between internalised parts in conflict, couples struggling with different communication styles and histories, roles in groups and organisations and how these impact how we behave and feel about ourselves in a group. We find a dream door, often an unintended element, movement or pattern and unfold the mystery allowing the wisdom to speak through our bodies. We follow sensory-based experiences and might talk, dance, roll around, sing, draw or dream. I approach each session with curiosity, compassion, non-judgement and a love for the complexity of our humanness
I am UKCP registered and get regular supervision according to the UKCP requirements.