I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with over 15 years experience. My training & accreditation are with Bath Centre for Psychotherapy & Counselling (www.bcpc.org.uk), which is also accredited with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (www.ukcp.org.uk) I am listed on both websites. The UKCP register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
I have since childhood had a deep love of Nature and enjoyed spending time in the countryside. That led to training initially as a biologist and ecologist, which has enabled me to be involved in conservation projects. As part of that I have enjoyed leading guided walks and sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm.
Alongside this, my motivation for training as a therapist was a desire to come alongside and support those with difficult pathways through life. My first training was in pastoral counselling, followed by another six years gaining my psychotherapy diploma (humanistic & integrative). This very thorough course had an on-going personal therapy requirement to ensure that I was also working on my own personal development and therefore better aware and able to help my clients. I also continue to be accountable through supervision of my work.
Latterly I have been bringing together my psychotherapeutic understanding and my belief in the importance of Nature to our well-being. This comes out of my own personal experience, as well as that of others. My own connection to Nature is deeply important to me and I am passionate about helping others to discover or re-discover this for themselves.
I have led a number of day events, as well as residential Nature retreats.