ABOUT ME

I am a registered HCPC and BADth drama and movement therapist. I offer creative psychotherapy in my private practice in Stoke Newington as well as working for a range of organisations. 

 

I am a movement-aware therapist; I believe the way I feel in my body is informed by what is present in between the client and myself. What is communicated non-verbally has often the potential to bypass the channels of language and open new ways of communication.

MY APPROACH

From a background in painting, sculpture and photography, I combine the figurative with the performing arts by integrating elements of phototherapy with authentic movement and therapeutic presence. I trained as a Drama and Movement Therapist at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London and completed training in Phototherapy techniques with Judy Weiser and currently studying Authentic Movement with Linda Hartley.
 

The Sesame training (Drama and Movement Therapy) allowed me a step forward in the progress to self-knowedge, to transition from projecting my creativity outside my body to embrace creative expression. You may wonder if the process is a linear one, indeed, it is not. As Jung suggests 'the way is not straight but appears to go round in circles' (Jung, CW12, para.35)

 

'At the heart of the Sesame Approach is a metaphor. Just like the ancient story that uses the phrase 'Open Sesame' to open the cave door and reveal treasure, the Sesame Approach uses drama and movement as powerful resources to promote healing and change in people.'
for more information about the Sesame approach visit sesame-institute.org

THE OTHER WITHIN

'If something that seems quite mad or sinful enters your head in the future, should you feel like murdering someone or committing some enormity, remember for a moment that is Abraxas [God who is both god and devil] at work in your imagination! The person you wish to murder is never Mr So and So. He is only a disguise. When we hate someone we are hating something that is within ourselves, in his image. We are never stirred up by something which does not already exist within us.' 
Demian, Hermann Hesse, 1919