Experiential, Expressive Art
I offer Experiential, Expressive Art eCourses and 1:1 Conversations for Well Being, Personal & Continued Professional Development & Self Inquiry for Counsellors, Coaches, Therapists, Leaders & Teachers to Awaken, Heal & Transform whilst developing creative Tools for their own Practice.
Creating Intuitively & Unconsciously with open curiosity, Emotion and Personal Stories emerge in every colour, texture and mark we make, offering potential to know One Self more fully. The more ‘whole’ and ‘complete’ we become, the closer to our Truest Self we are, with wonderful Mental, Physical & Spiritual Health benefits.
Our Essence, Soul, Spirit… whatever that word is for you, continues to Become, releasing One Self from those Conditions of Worth and Attributes we are raised with, to gradually grow into our most Authentic Self.
Combined with my life-long love of art-making, I bring 20+ years experience as a Counsellor & Creative Therapist offering Accompaniment & Witnessing. I have also Trained, Mentored & Facilitated Groups within the world of Counselling & Personal Development.
My Values Include: Empathy, Accompaniment, Acceptance, Witnessing, Vulnerability, Courage.
I Encourage: Body Wisdom, Unconscious Process, development of Self Awareness & Relationship with Oneself to become our most Truest Self.
I am Informed By: Carl Rogers, Carl Jung, Relational TA, Somatic Experiencing & Psychodrama
I meet and Celebrate everyone as a Unique Individual on their own Journey
Expressive Artist, Creative Therapist, Writer
In 1996, I realised with great excitement that my love of Art making complemented my Counsellor training beautifully. I created my first course 'What Kind Of Tree Am I' and took it 'on the road' widely in Cumbria & SW Scotland. Those who came hadn't painted since School however, amazing, unique Trees emerged, as they shared their Life Stories, offering Healing through the expression of their art making. I was honoured to witness such depth.
Following a period of Burn Out, I took time to offer to Myself what I offer everybody else. My kitchen was transformed into an Art Studio. I dug out all my beautiful art supplies I'd stashed away because I had been too busy working to make time for Art and Self Care for me. At last I was listening to Myself. My paintings were raw and spoke of Escape, Fear, Overwork and the broken System I had been working in for many, many years. I could no longer ignore what my Art was telling me. I left my job, my security, my pension and put a whole new show on the road.
Art allows a deep connection with Oneself. It improves our Mental, Physical & Spiritual Health. It develops Self Acceptance and how we Relate with ourselves which can make or break us. When we begin to truly see and hear ourselves, this impacts our relationships at home, at work and in the wider world. It brings meaningful Expressive Art that touches others deeply.
I offer You the opportunity to Honour Your Stories as they arise. My Reflective Prompts invite Self Acceptance and a gentleness towards your self which raises Self Esteem and Confidence, reduces Anxiety and Stress and lifts Mood and so much more.