Philosophy & VALUES
It’s only fair you get to hear a bit about me before we sit together to help smooth out your tangles. I have learnt a lot from my wounded-ness and life adventures, combined with years of “sitting in the therapy seat, doing my work,” (as required by Gestalt therapy training and my ongoing professional development), I have moved from being the shy, anxious one to become more confident knowing my voice matters and what I do has an impact. Through my own use and experience of art therapy, I can feel and know how effective the exercises are for me and I take them with confidence to my clients. It’s simple yet profound. Trauma happens in the body. In bypassing our ‘thinking brain’ (the part that more often than not confuses us with too many stories) we arrive into our body and it’s innate knowing. We attend with care to our body and in so doing, bring about healing.
As I accompany distressed souls in therapy, I am privileged to consistently witness this recovery. My vocation is a way of life for me. I still get scared at times, my heart thumps and my energy surges. I pay attention and it tells me where I need to go next. My body still sometimes fumbles & shakes when I begin to speak to a new group. I live a life full of friendships with depth and honesty and “FULL BODY YES” moments. I grab this knowing, trust it and pull it in close. I feel full now. Full of life, fully here and full of promise of what is to come. I want this for you.
My Values include Fun – Curiosity – Choice – Safety – Wellbeing