Counselling Training and Experience

Counselling Training

For my counselling training, I undertook an Existential and Person Centred Counselling course at East Berkshire College, where I gained a Certificate in Existential and Person Centred Counselling.

Body Therapist Training

My training in body therapy began as early as 1992. I studied various forms of massage including Swedish massage and Tuina. Through this work I became increasingly interested in personal development and the mind body connection. This led me to attend many workshops with the late David Grove and Dr. Ernest Rossi.

Psychotherapy Training

I continued my training as a counsellor and psychotherapist with Nicola Richter at the Academy of Spiritual Attitudes and Awareness. There I gained a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Experience as a Counsellor

In 2005 I set up a private therapy practice in Central London at Canary Wharf. I provided Solution Focused Therapy.

My long term therapy experience was at the Kingston Womens Centre. There I worked with women of all ages presenting various problems. These included anxiety, depression, relationships and eating disorders.

I supported the local parish church clergy by providing counselling to parishioners.

Qigong Training

For the past 15 years I have been a student of the Hua Gong School of Qigong  with Master Zhixing Wang. There I continue to study various forms of meditation for health, well-being and spiritual development.

As part of my own development I travelled to China to the root of the Qigong tradition. I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of the practice and its essence. I visited many of what are considered to be among the most important Taoist and Buddhist sites.

During my time there I met with a variety of healers. These included Qigong Doctors and Masters of many disciplines. The Wudang Mountain is considered by some in China to be one the most important Taoist site. Whilst I was there I was instructed in the ancient art of internal alchemy with Taoist Master Xue Zhi Hu.

Two years later I returned to China. I spent some months spontaneously travelling around the country. In Chengdu I met with Tai Chi Master at the Qingyang Gong Temple. There I spent some time practising the ancient art of calligraphy.