COUNSELLING, SUPERVISION, TRAINING, AND TAKING THERAPY OUTDOORS IN DERBYSHIRE
I have more than 22 years experience as a counsellor/therapist in higher education, GP surgeries and voluntary organisations, and for the last 6 years, in the great outdoors.
Now, my independent practice in Derbyshire is for anyone seeking counselling, clinical supervision or facilitation of specific training events.
I welcome the challenge of working with people across difference. This could mean finding means of expression when words or common language are not enough or working out how to get a wheelchair through the wood, and it always involves a willingness to engage.
I find that working together outdoors can give us a greater sense of our own nature, change our perspective and horizons and challenge us in unique ways. This means I work increasingly with those wishing to explore or enhance their relationship with the natural world, (whilst maintaining the use of a cosy room in Wirksworth for those wishing to work indoors).
I am particularly interested in working outside with individuals and groups of people for whom the countryside is not necessarily a familiar place, or those who want to find new ways to be in a natural environment.
I run Away-days for staff across a variety of professions to ensure an adventurous day of personal, team and professional development.
I am a co-facilitator for the Centre for Natural Reflection, and along with Hayley Marshall, organise and facilitate training courses for therapists in Taking Therapy Outdoors.
Please see Trainings page for details of this year's events.
I received a Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling in 1995 and have held a Diploma in supervision since 2004.
I trained in body-based therapy in the 1980s and have a holistic approach as a result.
I have practiced meditation for over 30 years.
I offer clinical supervision for counsellors, therapists, and others in the helping professions. Please see supervision page.
Please contact me by phone or email if you'd like to talk any of this through. I will respond to you as soon as possible.