What I Do
In my practice I aim to integrate art therapy, somatic trauma recovery and psychotherapy to restore balance and equilibrium in mind, body and spirit. In talk therapy we sometimes struggle to find the words to explain what is going on internally. Phototherapy can do the talking for us, as it dialogues with the unconscious and gives us an alternative vocabulary through playful exercises. By exploring what is holding you back and bringing it into awareness, the work we do together will help you to focus on areas where this increased clarity can bring you a greater sense of connection, safety and abundance.
What Happens in Personal Sessions
The first session is a free consultation and an opportunity for us to meet and for you to decide whether my practice is the right fit for you.
In the course of the sessions, we will work together to form a clear and specific picture of your true longings, hidden dreams and desires. Together, we will explore the origins of the behaviours and mindsets that are blocking you in the present.
Our bodies hold memories and imprints of past experiences. The trauma at the root of our anxiety, depression and compulsive behaviours cannot be resolved without the body finding a way to release these memories and imprints. Through the practice of Somatic Experiencing (SE) the symptoms of trauma and other mental health problems can be discharged and even overcome by focusing on the body’s sensations in a safe space. SE goes beyond the benefits of talk therapy by enabling the body to discharge trauma in your nervous system.
Having articulated your vision with clarity through images and words, and having worked to identify and discharge the behaviours and messages holding you back, we work together to develop a detailed action plan to identify the steps you need to take and the resources of help you will need in order to achieve your goals.
Who I Am
I am an experienced Phototherapist, visions coach and Somatic Experiencing practitioner (SE) in training. In addition to my therapeutic training, I have a MA in Photography and spent the first 25 years as a TV director and creative. I draw upon a range of different approaches and frameworks that integrate the Minnesota Model with Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing (SE), and client-centered models. I hold a Level 2 certificate in Counselling with five years clinical experience and 12 years working with vulnerable adults in the community. I have delivered over 400 Phototherapy workshops in institutions across the private and charitable sectors.
In 2021, I joined the AzuraMinds clinical team in Harley Street, London.
What Happens in a Workshop
A safe and playful space encouraging participants to overcome personal limitations and expand creativity with co-created photography assignments.
Please get in touch for more information about the 400+ Phototherapy workshops I have facilitated in institutions across the private and charitable sectors - firstname.lastname@example.org