Has 25 years of experience as a therapist and counsellor
Dip. P.Couns / I.H.F. (Intuitive Horse Facilitator) / D.N.Med
Natural healing methods captured my interest and passion over 25 years ago and set me on a life path of working in natural health. By 1995 I had qualified as a professional counsellor, spiritual healer and nutritional therapist and my work since has been focused on helping people with their health and well-being, in its deepest and fullest sense. In 2004, I started a detox retreats company called Detox International running week long detox retreats in Southern Spain.
Counselling has been at the foundation of everything I do with clients. I believe that everyone has their own answers, but sometimes need help and support to find them. Each of us has an innate wisdom; we instinctively know what’s best for us, however, certain experiences we have throughout life can cause us to disconnect from our inner wisdom and lose touch with that intuitive knowing. This is where counselling can help. I offer Counselling in Edinburgh and Dunbar or via skype and also Walk and Talk sessions, walking in the open air, in nature while we talk together.
I have also loved horses all my life, and in 2010, a new way of working with clients captured my interest, when I came across a feature on TV about an actor experiencing equine assisted therapy. It was as if a fire ignited inside me. I was moved by the deep insights being offered to the man through his time spent with the horse.
I went on to train in a form of Equine Assisted Personal Development called Intuitive Horse and I now offer equine facilitated sessions with my small herd of horses near Tyninghame, East Lothian. I work with people from all walks of life who come for a host of different reasons; to find more meaning and purpose in their life, to help with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, or who are seeking answers to life’s challenges and transitions. Working with the horses is an opportunity to experience the transformational healing power of the horse, outside of the traditional therapeutic environment.
Many of the clients I work with have a combination of one or more sessions with the horses combined with one to one counselling sessions and this can offer a really profound experience for people in terms of personal growth and self understanding.
I hope you are inspired to get in touch and I look forward to meeting you.