I am an advanced trainee Body Psychotherapist. I completed the core training at Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre (CBPC) in 2017 and am working towards accreditation with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), where I am registered as a trainee psychotherapist. I started my training in 2013 at CBPC after qualifying as a Biodynamic Massage Therapist in 2012 at the London Centre for Biodynamic Psychotherapy (LSBP). I am registered with the Association of Biodynamic Massage Therapists (ABMT).
I work collaboratively and creatively with my clients and have many years' experience as a client myself, having worked with therapists from a variety of different psychotheraputic approaches including Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, Biodynamic and Body Psychotherapy. I have been a trainee psychotherapist working with clients since Autumn 2016. I enjoy working with imagery and encourage clients to explore and use their own creativity which I regard as a key resource in the theraputic process.
I have 25 years' experience of working in the voluntary sector, to which I am still deeply committed. For almost 20 years I worked for the mental health charity Mind, helping people to improve their mental and emotional wellbeing, supporting and training volunteers and delivering Mental Health Awareness workshops for organisations accross all sectors. More recently, I moved into a role that involves developing peer support services for Stroke survivors.
As a third generation holocaust survivor and second generation Eastern block escapee, born in the UK and living in London, I am deeply interested in issues relating to identity, ancestry, cultural heritage, intergenerational process and inherited trauma. As a woman I am very interested in issues relating to sexuality, relationships, pregnancy, motherhood, childlessness and menopause. As a person born in the 1970's I am interested in psycho-social process and new forms of community.