“To see something different gives you a chance to be something different!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan
If there is one thing I have learnt from life it is that we are all so different and that ‘difference’ is fabulous. I am not inspired by what is ‘normal’ and have always sought to experience different ways of being in this world. This lead me first to travelling abroad and then challenging myself to live in new ways. I felt somewhat driven to seek who I was, by ridding myself of the trappings of the ‘normality’ of my own culture, to look inwards and appreciate what it meant to be me.
The outdoors has always been a special place for me. As a child, while making mud pies and building camps, I felt a kinship with the more than human world around me. Through my travels I felt in awe of the connection animist cultures had with nature and I have been passionate about enhancing my own connection ever since.
On my return from living and working abroad, I spent three years studying Human Geography and Environmental Studies, before eventually finding the passion for therapy as a career. I have trained in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, am an Eco-therapist and a Master Cognitive Hypnotherapist and have been running my own private practice for many years now
Think big, think possibilities
In appreciation of ‘difference’ I am ‘open’ to complementary and global therapies as well as mainstream therapies,
I work to both BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and CNHC (Complimentary and Healthcare Council) codes of ethics. This means I can tailor my therapy to you in an expansive way, work to your comfort zone but also enable you to find adventure in your growth.
I embrace new learning and am enthusiastic to expand my knowledge in response to my client’s needs. Along the way I often come across some great resources which I occasionally post on my resources page. I encourage you to check from time to time. Please also follow me on my Facebook page : @PonderingElephants http://www.facebook.com/PonderingElephants