Having worked as a psychotherapist for over fifteen years, in private practice and through several Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP’s), I support both individuals and couples through times of transition, loss, personal questioning, stress or crisis.
I work with people at different stages in their lives and careers to overcome barriers to personal fulfillment. As well as dialogue, I may draw on creative approaches, mindfulness, visualisation and body awareness to encourage deeper communication, a greater sense of inner strengths, self-worth, trust and purpose.
My practices are based in London EC3 (City, near Monument), London W2 (Little Venice/Paddington), and Oxfordshire (12 miles north of Oxford).
Before training in Transpersonal Psychotherapy at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy in London, my experience included business psychology, tourism, architecture and design. I have lived and worked in France and North America, as well as in the UK.
Formerly a Director of The Wren Clinic, Centre for Natural Health and Counselling, in the City of London, I continue to be involved in the running of the clinic.
As part of my continuing professional development, I am currently training in the Pesso Boyden Psychomotor system.
Code of Ethics
As a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered psychotherapist, I subscribe to their Code of Ethics.
- Reiki Energy Healing courses September 18, 2010
The Reiki Level One beginners’ course is a wonderful opportunity for you to improve your personal health and to learn ways to help friends and family. Our Reiki Master & Teacher, Michael Kaufmann, runs a Reiki Level One course every month.
For more information, course dates and to book a place, please go to www.reiki-meditation.co.uk or call The Wren on 020 7283 8908.
- Meditation courses September 15, 2010
For more information, course dates and to book a place, please go to www.reiki-meditation.co.uk, call Michael Kaufmann directly on 07801 284073 or The Wren on 020 7283 8908.
The course fee is still only £129. Course manual, Audio CD and support after the course are included.
This course has been designed specifically to ensure success for beginners and also to enhance the practice of experienced meditators with a new and effective combination of techniques.
For a free article about the benefits of meditation, please go to www.reiki-meditation.co.uk/reiki_newsletter.aspClear
- First Aid courses (HSE/OFQUAL approved) September 17, 2012
We are now offering HSE/OFQUAL -approved “Emergency First-Aid at Work” courses from the Wren each month. For more details visit our trainer’s website: http://www.first-aid-course.info.
Dates ahead are (all Fridays):
- 25th January 2013
- 1st March 2013
- 12th April 2013
We are also able to offer in-house courses for companies wanting to ensure that adequate first-aid cover is available for their staff. If you have four or more people needing training, this is often a cost-effective solution. Contact Graham Wilson on 07785 222380 or through the courses website.
- Our historic home December 13, 2012
Is attributed to Sir Christopher Wren, the King’s Architect, but was possibly designed by Robert Hooke, Surveyor to the City of London – the first person to demonstrate an artificial lung, blood transfusion and the modern model of memory.
St Dunstan’s in the East
St Dunstan’s in the East was built following the Great Fire of London. A church was first built on this site in Saxon times, and was restored by St Dunstan in 950. The mediaeval church was destroyed during the Great Fire of London in 1666, which started only four streets away in Pudding Lane. St Dunstans was rebuilt between 1697 and 1702. Only the tower remains of the ‘Wren’ church.
The body of the church was demolished and rebuilt by David Laing in 1817 in the gothic revival style.
St Dunstan’s was badly damaged in 1941 during the Blitz of World War II. The restored tower also retains a consecrated chapel in which services can be held. The walls of the nave were left standing, within which the City Corporation have created a beautiful garden with seating and a fountain for visitors.
St Dunstan was born near Glastonbury early in the tenth century and lived during a period of monastic revival after the defeat of the Danes. While a Benedictine monk at Glastonbury, he became skilled in the crafts, particularly metalwork, which may explain why the Goldsmiths’ Company chose him as its patron saint. Besides being an accomplished musician and illuminator, Dunstan was also reputed to have been interested in science, concocting brews liable to explode! This possibly gave rise to the legend of his meeting with the devil, whose nose he is said to have seized with a pair of tongs.
Hence the tongs borne by sculptured angels over the altar of the Chapel of Ease on Idol Lane. St Dunstan was made Abbot of Glastonbury in 940 and from 960 when he became Archbishop of Canterbury, he exercised great influence over King Edgar and his court. He was canonised shortly after his death in Canterbury in 988.
- Did you know that we are a charity? December 13, 2012
The Wren Clinic was established in 1990 with support from The All Hallows House Foundation Development Trust.
Any profits go to The All Hallows House Foundation for Education, Prevention and Research into Holistic Care (Registered Charity no. 1003809).
The Foundation is affiliated to All Hallows by the Tower Church and its Business Houses Council, which share the aim of enhancing the well-being of people living and working in the City.
The Trustees of the Foundation are Dr Graham Wilson, Jemma Lawley and Valeria Ferreira.