Patchouli Therapy – Counsellor/PsychoTherapist
I am a private counsellor/psychotherapist practising and serving clients based in and around Marlow, England, offering face-to-face by appointment only. However, I also work remotely online and over the phone to support clients on a secure platform.
As your therapist, I aim to create a therapeutic atmosphere that promotes growth and positive change and working towards your desire goals. I look forward to working with you to address your challenges to help you realize your potential for growth.
Therapy is a stepping stone to help you learn and grow. I am a facilitator and a guide to help you to develop self-awareness and self-realisation. Therapy gives you an opportunity to intrapsychically explore, reflect and evaluate your behaviours, feelings and emotions that made up your interpersonal structure. It is a professional relationship with ethical boundaries. Therapy can also be your personal space for ventilation or experimentation and much much more.
Therapy is a helping hand and sometimes in life, we all need a little help. When we share, we are expressing ourselves and our truth. In a holistic setting, magical things can happen. When you speak to a non-judgmental, compassionate and empathic person you can experience the freedom of expression which is catharsis.
Many successful treatment plans depend on the therapeutic relationship. I aim to ensure that we have a good working relationship and then I will utilize a combination of cognitive, cognitive-behavioural, developmental, emotionally focused therapy. As a hypnotherapist and an integrative therapist, I will also draw upon techniques and approaches of person-centred counselling, rational-emotive, relational psychotherapy, and transpersonal therapy. I do not necessarily explain the technique or approaches but they are fundamental to the sessions. I will share tools and resources to help clients build resilience, endurance and tolerance.
There is no one size fits all in my treatment approach. I aim to build connections with you, relationally, emotionally, energetically and spiritually.
My approach to a therapy session is based on the existential relationship with you, the client, in the moment. I approach a therapeutic session with a holistic view of you as a unique whole person, and not just your symptoms, diagnosis, labels or roles.
Moreover, there is a growing body of research that supports the practice of self-compassion and mindfulness in psychotherapy. Neuroscience research reveals individuals that who practice these techniques are happier, more resilient, and better equipped to heal painful memories from the past. It is my honour and mission to help you move past what’s blocking you from reaching that full potential individually and holistically.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I began my training after experiencing relationship difficulties within the previous marriage. After private therapy, I decided I would like to help others. However, I found that it was the beginning of a therapeutic journey into self-development and healing. I began my training with Relate as a non-counsellor and then proceeded to further counselling qualifications with Chrysalis Courses. Then, I expanded on my skills by studying other modalities, CBT/REBT and NLP, eventually completing my master’s in Psychosynthesis Psychology.
I previously worked with the Samaritans, The Florence Nightingale Hospice, and TVPS. Now, I worked at No. 22 Youth Counselling as well as in private practice. At the Samaritans, I worked with suicidal clients and supported individuals with suicidal thoughts and ideations. At the Florence Nightingale Hospice, I supported bereaved clients through grief and loss. At TVPS, I worked to support clients with HIV+ symptoms and diagnosis, working with acceptance of their life-changing conditions and psycho-social sexual identities. At No. 22, I help clients with anxiety, depression and the many challenges of their life position.
Education & Credentials:
- Governing Bodies: Accredited NCS and MBACP
- License State: Bucks
- Practising Since: 2013
- Education: MA Psychosynthesis Psychology, Prof. Adv. Dip. Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy/Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR Practitioner, Jungian Therapy, Inner Child Works, Emotional Freedom Technique, Subtle Body Anatomy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Reiki I/II, Certified Body Code and Emotion Code Practitioner.