I am an advanced Body Psychotherapy trainee at CBPC (Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre) and am working towards registration with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy). I started my training in 2013 at CBPC after qualifying as a Biodynamic Massage Therapist in 2012 at LSBP (London Centre for Biodynamic Psychotherapy). I am also registered with ABMT (Association of Biodynamic Massage Therapists).
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 20+ years experience of working in the voluntary sector, to which I am still deeply committed and which informs and nourishes my psychotherapy work in numerous ways. For over 15 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 training to staff teams from organisations accross all sectors including advice services, NHS teams and private businesses. More recently I moved into a role that involves developing and supporting services for survivors of Stroke.
As a third generation holocaust survivor and second generation Eastern block escapee, born in the UK and living in London, I have a deeply personal interest in issues relating to identity, ancestry, cultural heritage, intergenerational process, survival and inherited trauma. As a woman I am particularly interested in issues around female identity in relation to sexuality, relationships, pregnancy, miscarriage, motherhood, menopause and childlessness. As a person born in the 1970's I am interested in psycho-social process and new forms of community.