Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) UEL – Senior Psychologist specialist in working with complex and developmental trauma and dissociative experience.
Approved Clinical Supervisor (AHPRA)
Accredited EMDR Therapist (EMDRAA)
Accredited Dialectical Behaviour Therapist DBT (Avon & Wilshire NHS Trust)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT (Intro and Advanced with Russ Harris)
Internal Family Systems Therapy IFS (Introduction and Applied IFS courses with Simon D’Orsogna)
Compassion-Focused Therapy Training (Paul Gilbert)
Mindful Self-Compassion Certified Teacher (Center for Mindful Self Compassion – University of San Diego) – Ongoing mentorship with Tina Gibson
I am a Mindful Self-Compassion certified teacher and clinical psychologist currently living back in Bristol, following a 7 year adventure in Australia,
I live with my husband and two children in a special part of the city and love the green spaces and sense of community that this city offers. I became a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher in 2017 and have been offering regular Mindful Self-Compassion group programs ever since. I also integrate this work into therapy with individual clients and I am experienced in several mindfulness-based therapies, (e.g. DBT, ACT and IFS).
As a trauma-informed, compassion-focused therapist I am experienced in treating a wide range of issues, I have a specialism in in the treatment of complex and developmental trauma and dissociation. In my work I strive to create a nurturing space for clients that offers warmth, humour and safety. I believe that the principles and practices of mindfulness and self-compassion can be life changing.
What do you enjoy most about mindfulness?
The heart opening practices of mindfulness and self-compassion allow me to move through the world feeling more spacious in response to stressors (which are many when raising two kids!) , as well as inviting me to become more open and connected to others. With these practices in my life, I am safe to feel more and go to those places where I may be more exposed or vulnerable to allow the real growth and change to happen. Infusing mindfulness with self-compassion makes my mindfulness practice, warmer, more delightful and way less effort!