IFS Therapist (level 2)
If you are looking to make changes in your life, settle past trauma, come to terms with bereavement, or deal with any other of a host of life issues I would be happy to work with you towards a place of healing. I offer an open, non-judgemental space where you are welcome.
If you have not accessed therapy before it can feel strange and sometimes daunting, however I’d like to give you some kind hearted encouragement and also some hope, that you can bring real changes to your life.
I am an integrative counsellor of many years experience who has found IFS therapy to be of great benefit, both personally and for my clients. The goals of IFS are to bring harmony to your inner life and to be guided by your core true self (which is there!)
Our life experiences lead to the development of parts of us that protect us and can use strategies that have become outdated or at odds with who we want to be. These parts can obscure our true self and limit us in moving towards our potential.
All of us have parts, parts that want this or that, parts that don’t. Parts that engage in behaviour that can bring problems (alcohol misuse, self harm, amazon addiction…), and then often, other parts that are super critical of that behaviour. These parts of us can cover our true self and we find ourselves thinking, feeling or acting in a way that does not encourage peace of mind. (if you ever had a ‘why did I say/do that’ moment you will know what I mean!)
I offer an opportunity to discover how the different parts of your personality work, an opportunity to work towards inner harmony, to connect with your inner self and resources.
My life has led me through my own trauma and early bereavement to working with others who have also suffered. I worked 12 years as a counsellor at a rape and sexual abuse support centre and became counselling manager and supervisor there. I also volunteered for a number of years with Cruse Bereavement Care. I now work privately as a therapist and supervisor via zoom.
As a qualified and practicing counsellor since 2005 I have engaged in a whole host of certificated training and am always keen to expand my learning. I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and an Approved Supervisor.
Personally, I have been a practicing buddhist (Bon tradition) for many years and although this doesn’t come into my work with you, my daily practice enables me to meet with you from a quiet space of mind.
Making an appointment
Taking those first steps into therapy can feel a bit unsettling and uncertain. So that you can get a sense of who I am I offer a free 15 minute zoom introductory meeting. This is an opportunity for us to meet and consider working together. If you choose to go ahead with therapy with me (no obligation), then my fee is £50 per session of 50 – 60 minutes.
For supervision please note that I only taking on supervisee’s that have an interest in IFS therapy. My fee for supervision is £70 per 90 minute session.
You are welcome to contact me to discuss your requirements.
I am located in Hereford UK, but currently work only via zoom.