To look at any thing,
If you would know that thing,
You must look at it long:
To look at this green and say,
"I have seen spring in these
Woods," will not do - you must
Be the thing you see:
You must be the dark snakes of
Stems and ferny plumes of leaves,
You must enter in
To the small silences between
You must take your time
And touch the very peace
They issue from.
I am a fully qualified Drama and Movement therapist (MA) with 20 years professional experience, having trained with the Sesame Institute at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. This training follows a Jungian approach to imagination and the unconscious, combined with the movement psychology of Laban.
I am a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (Elizabeth Cummings - Registration No: AS02178) and abide by their code of ethics.
I regularly attend workshops in accordance with CPD requirements, in alignment with the ethics set out by HPCP. I am also in regular supervision and engage in personal study of my professional field.
I am qualified as a facilitator in Pathways2wellbeing. This is an organization run by highly experienced body and movement psychotherapists and which specializes in group work with people with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS).
20 Years of Experience
In groups and with individuals, I have worked with the NHS and privately with children of all ages with emotional and behavioural difficulties, children with A.D.H.D. aspergers and autism, in schools, Sure Start centres, residential settings and community centres.
I have worked with adults with complex and profound learning difficulties, autism, mental health problems in secure settings and forensic mental health hospitals and with adults who wish to address personal issues and self development.
Students and supervision
As well as offering therapy to students who are in training, I also provide one to one supervision sessions for qualified therapists.
I believe therapy is a responsible endeavour for any person to embark upon whether they are in crisis, addressing a particular issue or wanting to develop their personal self.
The nature of the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is of the utmost importance and I have a deep respect for anyone who chooses to give therapy, of any kind, a try.
No word is insignificant, no feeling is irrelevant, no story of less importance than another, no gesture, no sound too small.