Relational & Embodied Therapy
I am currently offering face-to-face, zoom (online) and phone sessions as well as sessions in nature (observing the physical distance guidelines).
If you are in crisis or transition or feeling isolated; if you are longing to find or reconnect with your true purpose, your sense of who you really are and your enjoyment of life; if you're experiencing repeating patterns of difficulty in your relationships; if you're feeling overwhelmingly low, angry, lonely or unable to see a way to move forward, I offer you my support.
We all experience vulnerability, stress, overwhelm and suffering at points in our lives and there may come times when our attempts to move beyond the difficulties alone just aren't providing long-term relief.
At such junctures, the right therapeutic relationship offers an opportunity to be seen and supported and can catalyse deeper understanding and insight as to how we can heal old wounds, approach current challenges differently, and move forward in healthy, life-affirming ways.
I offer relational, embodied, trauma- and attachment- informed therapy developed over two decades of experience of therapeutic work and training in the disciplines of humanistic & transpersonal counselling and psychotherapy, coaching and mentoring, somatic movement modalities (I run a monthly movement group in nature) as well as offering one-to-one therapy in nature.
I have worked with individuals, couples and groups in the NHS, the charity sector, higher education and in private practice.
I am trained in bodywork, mindfulness practice, early attachment re-patterning and somatic wellbeing facilitation and over years of ongoing professional development and practice have acquired coaching and mentoring knowledge and tools.
I work in a way that gives attention to whatever you are aware of in yourself in the present; through and in relationship with the emotions, body-mind, your experiences in the past, the transpersonal and what arises between us in our sessions.
Trauma-informed attachment theory, somatic movement, creative self-expression, neurobiology, polyvagal theory, mindfulness and eco-therapy are just some of the resources I draw upon to support the work.
"Thank you so much. I have come to see many important things that I had never noticed before and to see other things in new and exciting ways. I shall always remember my sessions with you as happening in a special time and place". B.C.
BA Hons., PgDip,
"Vanessa is so warm, genuine and insightful that I quickly felt safe and able to be myself during our sessions. She supported me in cultivating new, kinder ways of being with myself and others. I'm grateful for the increased peace I now experience"