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 always open to expanding my network and interested in new collaborations both in the UK and abroad.

In my practice I draw upon a variety of different arts. My background is in the figurative arts of painting, sculpture and photography. Later in my life I discovered the performing arts of drama and movement and how powerful they can be in relation to the therapeutic relationship. I trained as a Drama and Movement Therapist at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.

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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

My work draws upon a critical framework of Jungian Psychology combined with contemporary theories in intersubjectivity and developmental psychology. I am trained in The Sesame method, which draws together analytical psychology to Laban movement, play theories and a mythopoetic approach.


'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 Sesame training 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)

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