Bring awareness & purpose to your life
Discover & process your past & design an inspiring & meaningful present
The depression & anxiety many people
experience daily is a normal reaction
to an insane emotionally disconnected
There’s nothing wrong with you or how you feel, but it is you who has the power and responsibility to change it.
I came to working as a therapist through a love of working with people, a thirst for knowledge and a yearning to understand the mechanisms of the mind, emotions & the world we inhabit.
At the age of 31 I looked back at where I had put my attention mostly and had some serious regrets about the choices I had made. They had not helped me achieve my dreams or meet my expectations.
Learning about psychology and working as a counsellor in Sussex schools and the NHS helped me to understand people and the world a lot better, and helping professionals in London I saw how similar we all are in many ways.
Working through the past proved to not be enough and I found much of the training and personal therapy I received did not equip me to know how to live a balanced and happy life outside of the therapy & coaching arena.
Around 40 I was fed up with my daily physical aches and pains, and I discovered there might be more to them than just getting older. I became interested in ’embodiment’ – the mind/body connection. Many great master teachers had given me glimpses of this previously.
I revisited my interest and commitment to ancient practices such as karate and yoga. And I made an effort to dance more again, it’s a great way to shake inflexible joints and stiff muscles.
I also learned through somatic coaching that the body stores emotions at a cellular level, as well as a story about what we have been through, often leading to physical ailments. I’ve learned to ask myself, how am I breathing? Is it helping me, am I relaxed or tense?
I’ve also committed to my passion for making music as part of my life and I took on an MA in Music at University of Sussex.
Every week I train and study martial artists, inspired by people like Bruce Lee and I’ve committed to working towards achieving my 1st Dan black belt. As well as learning Systema Russian martial arts, a system based on breathing and relaxing under pressure.
I took a workshop training with Tim Van der Vliet in Holland. Science backs up that these body and breath practices have the power to repair our autoimmune system, improve the quality of our blood cells and improve our mental health.
But most of all I have learned that most of the depression and anxiety I’ve seen in my clients is a normal response, like a warning light to our modern sedentary and often superficial lifestyles.
Repressing our true selves through fear of being rejected is not a healthy or fair way to live.
Fearing what your partner or colleagues really think of you or will do, if they knew who you really long to be.
Most of this is so subtle we don’t even notice we are playing this game most of the time.
As with any perceived cage – in order to break free from it, it will take – time, commitment & courage.
Carlos Castaneda’s Don Juan said – ‘To become a man of knowledge we must first conquer – fear, clarity, power, and old age.’
Embodiment Coaching – what is it & who can benefit?
how this works
After first contact we agree to an assessment session to discuss your situation and needs
We then need to arrange a working agreement which will contain specifics of the initial
6 -12 sessions
We will agree the focus of the work, the content you wish to bring, and the goal & desired outcome
There will be homework in the form of reflecting on the sessions, keeping a journal on thoughts, feelings & relevant life events