Offering healing and empowerment to individuals enabling them to enrich their lives and reach their potential

A Souls Journey:

Counselling, Psychotherapy, Supervision and Shamanic Healing


BA (Hons), Snr. Accred MBACP., UKRCP, BA (Hons)., Adv. Dip Couns., PG Dip., Cert. Ed,. MSC.


BA (Hons) in Economic and Social History , 1985 (University of Hull

Certificate in Counselling Skills (L2) and Counselling Studies (L2) 2004

Advanced Diploma in Counselling (L4) 2006 (Strode College)

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, 2009 (Bristol University)

MSc in Counselling, 2010 (Bristol University)

Cert. Ed. in Adult Education, 2007 (Strode College)

BACP Accreditation, 2010

BACP Senior Accreditation 2017


Continuing Professional Development (Most relevant)

Counselling Victims of Abuse (2004) Strode College

Dual Diagnosis (2004) Strode College

Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Agency, working with eating disorders. (2005)

Understanding Self Harm (2005) Strode College

Stress Management (2005) Strode College

Conflict Resolution (2005) Strode College

CRUSE Bereavement Training (2006)

Child Protection (2006) Strode College

The Spiritual in Counselling Conference ‘Building Bridges’ 2006

Introduction to CBT (2007) Strode College

The Spiritual in Counselling Conference ‘Ways of the Earth’ (2007)

Exploring Research Findings (2010) CPCAB

Using Stories of Experience for Research with Kim Etherington, Phd (2012)

Understanding Substance Misuse (2012) CPCAB

The Supervisory Relationship: Difficulties and Delights at the British Psychological Society, London. (2014)

Fundamentals of Supervision (2016) CSTD Bath

PTSD, Dual Awareness & the Sensory Nervous System, with Babette Rothschild (2016)

Trauma Dialogues Conference ‘Responding to a World in Turmoil’ (2016)

Working with Domestic Abuse (2017) Christiane Sanderson

One Year training with Babette Rothschild on Somatic Therapy for PTSD and Trauma. (2018)

Trauma, Abandonment & Privilege with Nick Duffell (2018)

2nd International Conference of Pluralistic Psychotherapy and Counselling (2019)

The Devil You Know (2021) Dr Gwen Adshead, Forensic Psychiatrist and Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist

The Cost of Caring in an Online World, (2021) Christiane Sanderson

Borderline Personality Disorder and Traumatic Attachment (2021) Dr Janina Fisher

Partner, Parent, Child – the many expected roles of Therapist: Exploring boundaries in therapeutic practice (2022) Dr. Gwen Adshead

The Unseen Scars of Adverse Childhood Experiences (2022) Christiane Sanderson


Shamanic Training

Warrior in the Heart.  One year Training in core shamanism with Howard and Elsa Malpass (2004)

Way of the Kestrel. One year training with Jay and Kestrel Oakwood (2005)

The Deeper Journey.  One year training with Jay and Kestrel Oakwood (2012)

The Shaman’s Pathway.  Simon Buxton/Sacred Trust (2017)

Soul Retrieval and Extraction.  Simon Buxton/Sacred Trust (2018)

The Spirit of the Drum.  Simon Buxton/Sacred Trust (2019)

Compassionate Depossession. Simon Buxton/Sacred Trust (2019)











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