‘Take care of your body it’s the only place you have to live’
I have a love of people’s stories and the non-verbal dimension of their tales. My belief is that our bodies can often express more than our words, and can hold just as many, if not more, memories than our minds. Our bodies are always speaking our truth whether we choose to listen or not, and when they shout out through illness and disease they cannot be ignored. But by listening and maybe allowing our bodies to move it may be possible to come closer to feelings that have been buried, forgotten, lost, difficult to express or even unknown.
Therapy can help people who are experiencing a crisis or more long term emotional, relational or cognitive issues. But it can also be a support for those who would like to develop themselves, get to know themselves a bit better, or just find ways in which to make better choices and feel good about life.
For some people starting therapy is a big step, sometimes a scary one. I respect and value anyone who takes this step towards exploring themselves, their past experiences and current realities. Clients may come with a clear aim of what they would like to work on, others not, both is fine. In the work when words are not enough, and when the moment feels right movement can begin. This may lead into an active dance or less active more sensory awareness of your body integrating and expressing your emotions. Whichever direction the work takes I will be there to support you, provide a safe and confidential space and onward referral if necessary.