Psychologist, Counsellor, Coach, Mood Nutrition
My passion is to help you find mental and emotional wellbeing and balance so that you can live your optimum life full of confidence and energy.
I am a healer by nature and believe that by looking at your emotional needs and nourishing your brain you can not only repair and heal your moods but you can also make and maintain changes to live the life you want.
I believe in addressing underlying causes to forge fundamental change.
I aspire to be approachable, understanding and positive to best help you open up and commit to the process. Being trustworthy, non-judgemental and mindful of your best interests are my core values.
My Training and Experience
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I am a registered Counsellor and Coach. I have been studying the brain and mind since 1990 starting with a degree in Psychology followed by post-graduate diplomas in Counselling and in Coaching.
I have completed numerous courses to further develop my learning covering Person centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Nutritional Psychology, Breathing Techniques, Attachment, Behaviour motivation and change tools and techniques, Emotional Eating, Emotional Regulation with Tipi amongst many more.
My work experience had included working with Cancer patients and their families at The Royal Surrey County Hospital, with children and Young People in schools and with students and staff at Surrey University. I am also a consultant at Grayshott Medical Spa working with clients on the Eating Regime and the Diabetic Management Programme. I also give talks on The Psychology of Eating there.
My particular interest is in how amino acids and nutrition can have a profound effect on mood, energy and brain function.
I have been in private practice since 2006.
I have always searched for understanding in my own life. I have had many personal challenges and always felt that if I could know myself fully I could thrive, not just survive.
Making sense of my underlying processes, my triggers, my emotional coping strategies, and my neurotransmitters was my ammunition. I don’t pretend to have fixed everything – I’m definitely a work in progress. As a wounded healer I have personal experience of how difficult life can feel and how difficult it is to make changes. But I aim to practice what I preach and to model self-compassion – by not expecting perfection!