"We suffer the same feelings of loss when a loved one dies as a child feels who's lost his mother."
--- Sir Richard Bowlby, 2004, on quoting his father, John Bowlby
“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.”
counselling and psychotherapy
07802 183 039
07802 183 039
Central Harpenden and surrounding locale.
• To feel safe, calm and at ease with/in yourself
• To build inner resources
• To be engaged and alive in the world
• To be close and stay connected to others;
in other words
• To move towards mental and physical well-being
HELPING YOU TO BE
AT HOME IN YOURSELF
There is strong evidence that our health, and social and mental well-being have its roots in early childhood and the quality of our earliest attachment relationships.
As an Attachment-based counsellor and psychotherapist, I help people grieve the losses and wounds from childhood in order to open up to their inherent, inborn capacity for healing and vibrancy in adult life. I have an interest and specialise in childhood emotional injuries and adult trauma. Recognising that trauma is more ubiquitous than acknowledged, I have undertaken additional extensive training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Level II, and the cutting-edge programme Integrating Energy Psychology into Psychotherapy.
• My professional qualifications are:
• Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, The John Bowlby Centre, London
• Registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
• Registered member of the and the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
• Masters in Business Administration, INSEAD, France
I am also interested in cultural, inter-cultural and ethnic perspectives. Born and raised in Trinidad, I was also educated in the UK, the US and France, which ignited my interest in the ties of culture and nationhood, multi-cultural perspectives and experiences. In 2011, I was awarded the Jafar Kareem Bursary for my personal statement on “The challenges of addressing intercultural issues in psychotherapy.”
I work privately from home and in central London. I enjoy teaching the Infant Observation module for the psychotherapy training at The Bowlby Centre, where I trained, and I continue to be involved in the organisation. I have also worked as a psychotherapist for the Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust.
Alongside this, and with over 30 years of commercial and corporate experience of advising senior professionals and their organisations, I specialise in coaching individuals to improve their leadership skills. I began my career as a chartered Civil Engineer in UK construction after completing a BSc (hons) in Architectural Engineering, the University of Leeds.
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