I'd probably describe myself as an empathic and instinctual kind of practitioner. I like to give most of the emphasis to the felt sense during the one to one sessions, dropping into the body as much as possible. For some of us this isn't always easy, so it's necessary to have some exploration of the psychology and the patterns we have in place that keep us stuck or held back. Especially the beliefs we hold, often without knowing we do.
My style is informal and natural, but with clear boundaries.
Before working explicitly with trauma in 2011 and training with Dr Levine & Dr Selvam, I was at different times an acupressure massage therapist and yoga teacher. I've also been actively engaged in multiple personal development and healing modalities since completing my Anthropolgy degree in the early 1990s, spending many years with different therapists, teachers and mentors.
All of this personal work naturally informs the way I work professionally alongside the somatic therapies I have spoken about elsewhere on this website.
I’m also a singer-songwriter and have been a part of the Oxford community in many ways over the years, offering acoustic music gigs, chanting groups and dance workshops. I also ran the much-loved independent shop Indigo with my partner Sarah before we closed our doors in 2022...
Currently I'm working in-person in Oxford, UK and online.