Body talk

As therapists, we often emphasise the importance of delving into the intricacies of the mind, exploring thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. However, it’s equally crucial to recognise the profound connection between the body and the mind in the therapeutic process. Integrating body-focused approaches into therapy can unlock new dimensions of healing and insight, enriching the client’s […]

MANIFEST. REGULATE. BUILD HABITS

As a therapist in the UK, I’ve witnessed the rising culture of self-help, personal branding, and compulsory self-improvement taking a real toll on mental health lately. Social media floods us with messaging to meditate more, build better habits, manifest our dreams, regulate our emotions and level up our lives or else risk being left behind. […]

Why Place Matters

As a therapist practicing in multiple locations, I have come to deeply appreciate the impact of physical space on the therapeutic process. The therapy room itself can aid or inhibit personal transformation. I am about to add a third location – a community of Psychotherapists in London Bridge called Number 42. I am thrilled. I […]

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Need for a Pluralistic Influence

As a psychotherapist, I feel profoundly shaped by the teachers who came before me. Visionaries like Virginia Satir, Bessel van der Kolk, Irvin Yalom, and Milton Erickson paved the way. Their wisdom informs my work and thinking. Satir showed me how family systems and communication patterns influence wellbeing. Van der Kolk demonstrated the imprint trauma […]

Believe in Beeleaf

I chose to study at The Beeleaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.  I wanted training that would allow me to learn in my way.  That meant it needed to be experiential, in person, flexible.  I wanted to study with a school that honoured each trainee for their uniqueness and gifts.  Above all, I wanted to become […]