Training

I am a Licensed HeartMath® Coach.

If you want to find out more about the wonderful work that the HeartMath Institute does and all the resources they offer – click here https://www.heartmath.org

My initial training, in 1990, was a 3 year Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, with the Person-Centred Approach Institute International. I then trained in Psychosynthesis with the Centre for Psychosynthesis Studies.

This was followed up with training in Person Centred Expressive Therapy, Arnie Mindel’s Process Work, and William Bloom’s Core Energy Management.

I have taken numerous other training and self-development courses and will continue to do so, as I am committed to my Continuing Professional Development. It is enriching to me to always expand and develop the way I work and what I can offer as a therapist.

My core work has developed from a lifetime’s passion for living from the heart, which has meant I’ve explored this in great depth over many years. There are several organisations and teachers that have particularly inspired my understanding and experience. The HeartMath® Institute is obviously a major influence. Others include Christian Pankhurst, Tej Steiner, Open Heart Meditation and The Institute of Applied Meditation. You can find out more about these teachers and organisations on the Resources page.

I have regular supervision with a qualified supervisor.

I am a member of the Association for Coaching, and I abide by their Code of Ethics and Practice.

 

General Background

I live with my two teenage children and partner, laughing a lot and having fun. You’ll mostly find me dancing, singing, playfully enjoying quirky humour, or with my head in a book – outside of my work with clients. Really though, my life and work merge seamlessly together so that what I share, explore and teach with clients, lights up my own life too.

I also love to walk on the wild moors of the Yorkshire Dales on the doorstep of my home, to soak up the expansive beauty.

Here is a photo of a place I walk often…it helps me feel grounded, peaceful and instantly connected to the heart of all that is.