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I am a Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, Personal Trainer and Pilates Teacher. I use therapy and fitness to help people recover from trauma related to abusive childhoods, sexual abuse and violence, birth trauma and abusive relationships. I also help people recover from chronic lower back pain, including the physical and psychological elements of the condition. I work with mind and body to help people recover.

My Story

I have learnt from my over twenty-five years of practice as a therapist that people have an incredible capacity to recover from appalling experiences and that therapy and exercise can play a powerful role in aiding recovery. I spent sixteen years working with traumatised refugees and survivors of torture and political violence and since 2018 have been in private practice, working with survivors of sexual abuse, abusive relationships, sexual violence, birth trauma and chronic lower back pain.


I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, with a Master's Degree in Psychoanalytic Studies. I am also an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) Therapist and have undertaken additional training in the use of EMDR with chronic pain, including the psychology and neurology of pain. I am also qualified in Solution Focused Therapy and Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET). I have undertaken additional training in the use of EMDR in the treatment of chronic pain.


I am also a Level 4 Personal Trainer (Exercise for Chronic Lower Back Pain Specialist) and Pilates Teacher, which has given me a deep understanding of the anatomy and physiology of pain, how to use exercise to build core strength, endurance and control and build flexibility and strength through the moving spine, as well as how to move to the healthier, more active lifestyle needed to maintain spinal health. 


I am also a qualified Boxercise Instructor and have additional qualifications in Pre and Post-Natal Fitness. I use the power of exercise to engage the body's natural healing mechanisms to aid recovery from trauma, depression, anxiety and chronic pain. 

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