About Me

Lifespan Integration Certified practitioner and UK Trainer / Counselling / Psychotherapy and Supervision / Spiritual guide / Humanistic / Integrative / Traumatology Pgdip 

“We are all just walking each other home” – Ram Dass

My quest to navigate this human existential condition began as a child. My seeking took me outwards in my early 20’s in travelling to fascinating countries and cultures. But I knew I needed a deeper path and one day on a beach in Indonesia I knew I wanted to become both a Buddhist and a Psychotherapist. I flew home and began training in both.

Now, at 55, I am equally drawn to the depths and mysteries of mind, the transpersonal territory of symbolism, myth and synchronicity, along side the limitations of letting go into this territory because of attachment Trauma or other Trauma, which we all seem to have to some degree it seems.

I love attuning to my clients navigation system or actualising tendency as Carl Rogers calls it, which always knows the way.

I have experience of working as a group and 1-1 Therapist in a residential rehab, have trained in various Therapies (see professionalism page) but now I mainly focus on Lifespan Integration (LI) Therapy (videos about this is on my video page) as it gets to the cause of the Trauma and activates the clients own healing capacity, with my attuned holding, quickly and effectively.

Through the timelines of LI, I can offer the necessary safety and welcoming back to wholeness, to all of those ego states that have not felt welcomed into this world. I have done and continue to do this work myself and feel it gives me a broad insight and compassion into the many ways us humans have net felt able to be our unique authentic selves and how the need to belong overrode our need to be our true selves. There are costs to pay when this happens and often the body pays this price for us until we listen deeply and compassionately enough. However, once we start listening and trusting that internal compass, our true energy emerges in its beautifully unique way and its always a joy to walk alongside others ready to do this deep work.

My Inspirations

“Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one’s being, but by integration of the contraries” – C.G. Jung

It is exciting times in the therapy world as so much is being discovered about the body mind system and the neuroscience behind effective therapy. For this reason I largely call on Lifespan Integration Therapy (LI) with ego states lost in time. LI uses timelines to literally (neurologically) show the body-mind system that the past trauma/pain is over and that whatever strategies were needed to survive then, can now, safely be upgraded.

My experience tells me that change only occurs when whole body mind insights happen. When it is really seen that the cost of staying the same outweighs the cost of change, only then can the old reactive ways of survival melt away.

I love to work with ‘parts’ or sub-personalities. It is also fascinating to me that we all seem to have ‘parts’ to our psyche and that the protector parts, who’s job is to keep us safe (and have usually done a pretty good job) needs to be respected and understood fully before the vulnerable parts feel safe enough to come out and be healed and integrated.

Qualifications and Training

I am a certified teacher and facilitator in a process called feeding your demons, which captures this approach well.

I am the trainer and consultant of an attachment trauma modality called Lifespan Integration and I am a qualified Traumatologist.

I have particular interests in trauma, gender and sexual diversity, as well as philosophy and the human condition!

Currently my main influences and inspirations come from Carl Jung, Peggy Pace, Gabor Mate, Janina Fisher, Peter Levine, Tsultrim Allione and Carl Rogers.

I practice from a beautiful, safe and spacious room in The Wilbury Clinic in Hove

I am a qualified active Supervisor and also deliver CPD and bespoke Trauma Informed trainings in Sussex and beyond.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

I love delivering trainings of topics that inspire me.

I can also come to your venue and deliver a selection of trainings.

A Room With Soul

Located in an attractive Victorian building overlooking the bustling street of Central Hove, conveniently situated within walking distance of the seafront, and close to public transport links. The room we will be in is comfortable and conducive for deep inner work.