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Blades of Grass

TRAUMA THERAPY        INTEGRATIVE AND SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY        HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY       MIND BODY SPIRIT CONNECTION

I am a Health Psychologist and Psychotherapist with a specialism in trauma.  I have a particular interest in working with individuals and communities who have experienced trauma and suffer with chronic health issues; such as pain, syndromes and autoimmune disease. 

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE´s) has shown that adverse childhood experiences are known to negatively affect subsequent chronic disease during adulthood. In order to support these clients I have focussed on developing my knowledge and skills in working with childhood/developmental trauma, complex trauma as well as ancestral/intergenerational trauma.  

My approach is mind-body focussed and based in the latest neuroscience.  It includes working with Somatic (body based) Psychotherapy and Touch Therapy for improving
nervous system dysregulation and to support trauma processing.  I also work with other modalities such as Internal Family Systems, MBSR and Deep Brain Reorienting  as well as Talk Therapy to help support and heal the conscious and the deep subconscious wounding related to trauma from the past.  Aside from working with trauma I support clients to navigate the difficulties faced with living with a chronic health condition in their day to day life.  

Often people do not relate their condition to trauma.  Trauma is a complex subject and so is chronic illness!  But trauma is not always what we most typically perceive it as.  Look at my page on trauma to understand more.


Please see here for more details on my qualifications


For a full list of the areas I work with, please look here 

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"Most psychologists treat the mind as disembodied, a phenomenon with little or no connection to the physical body. Conversely, physicians treat the body with no regard to the mind or the emotions. But the body and the mind are not separate, and we cannot treat one without the other."

 

Candace Pert, Neuroscientist and Pharmacologist

From her book, Molecules of Emotion. 

 

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ABOUT

Hi welcome to my site.  If you would like to know more about me, you can find out more about my background and training here.

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SERVICES

I work on a one-to-one basis.  My client base is international and I mainly work online via Zoom.  I do also see some clients face to face.

KEY THERAPIES

Integrative Psychotherapy

Somatic Experiencing (SE)

Somatic Touch for Trauma Recovery - Kathy Kain

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

NeuroAffective Touch

Polyvagal and Nervous System Regulation 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Non-Violent Communication

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