65A Finchfield Road
I offer four practices for well-being: Alexander Technique (AT), Buteyko Method, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) a branch of CBT, and Eye Movement Integration (EMI).
AT: When first exposed to the principles of the Alexander Technique, I quickly appreciated the range of application of the technique. In the first weeks of learning I applied them to my ordinary activities such as walking and cycling to college. I realised this was a new way of living-in-ease and resolved to train to become a teacher of this revolutionary technique.
Buteyko: Finding greater ease with breathing by using the Buteyko Method, I trained as a Buteyko teacher and now provide skills and knowledge to individuals.
Advanced REBT Therapist: Since 2011 I gained a Foundation Certificate in Person Centred Counselling. In December 2016 I qualified with an Advanced Diploma in CBT/REBT. This has shown me that we can continue to develop both heart and mind throughout life. We can become better at making life choices right for us. Short-term work involves 12-20 sessions of structured skills learning. I also offer reduced rates to those on lower incomes.
EMI Practitioner: Since 2015 I trained as an Eye Movement Integration practitioner. This is a neurotherapy that successfully integrates trauma in one or two sessions. Please see article.
Training, qualifications & experience
AT: Upon finishing my Alexander Technique training in 1987 (MSTAT) from the Haar school ATTC, South Devon, I moved to Bath and have remained in the area.
Buteyko: As well as bodywork with the Alexander Technique, I qualified in the Buteyko Method in 2006 (MBBA), training individuals from age 8 to 88!
Therapy Practitioner: In 2012 I obtained a Foundation Certificate in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling. I have been counselling since October 2012 (BACP Student Member Id731535). I have worked for the SWAN Project in Bristol for nearly three years, Turning near a year, and as an approved Anxiety UK Therapist nearly three years.
Since December 2015 and currently I work as Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapist CBT/REBT in Private Practice and also for Arts of Change, Dudley working with children and adults.
EMI: I welcome clients at my practice to work with people who have had trauma in their life, for instance flashbacks from a fall or car incident, or other distressing experience.
Music: I have a background in music, obtaining a BA in music performance from the RSAMD in 1984. I play violin, viola, and double-bass on a semi-professional basis.
Other available therapies
Buteyko for Asthma and other breathing difficulties,
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy/REBT Therapist; help with relationships,
Eye Movement Integration practitioner; help with trauma.
Alexander Technique £40 for 40 minutes www.coordinate-align.me.uk, basic course of six sessions that can be extended if you wish.
Buteyko Method £40 per hour, course of five hour-long sessions.
Qualified CBT/REBT Therapist £48 per 50 minutes - see www.doorwayscounselling.co.uk, course of 12-20 sessions. Tiered fee based on household income applies. Unwaged £15 per session. (Current trainee with BACP regarding CPD as Integrative Therapist)
EMI usually one double-session £96. Occasionally one further session completes the process.
I work from Wolverhampton. The practice room has wheelchair access.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
Most evenings and Saturday mornings: also at doorwayscounselling.co.uk