Hales Osteopathic Practice

I am delighted to announce that I have joined the popular and successful Hales Osteopathic Practice in Market Drayton. Hales practice is run by Janine Lees, an experienced Osteopath and is supported by Judith Hassan, registered Osteopath. Further details can be found on the Hales website.

Homeopathy is also available at the practice by Sue Baker on 07792591437

I work from a very comfortable and personal space within the practice and I offer a half price consultation for the initial introductory session. This is time where we can talk about what you may wish to look into further and to see if we would like to work together. If you think this may be of interest to you please call me on: 07702 341091.

 

 

National Family Caregivers Month

The month of November is #National Family Caregivers Month

Meeting the needs of someone you care for can be overwhelming. Carers can feel alone and isolated they may have worries about the future or a desire to be listened to.

As part of National Caregivers Month I am offering free taster sessions to the care givers of people with long and short term health conditions as well as disabilities.

I am a local qualified Psychotherapist & Counsellor who offers a safe and confidential space to those who feel it would be beneficial for them to be heard.

For further details please contact me – [email protected] 0770 2341091

Psychotherapy event

‘The Inevitability of Change’ is the theme of this year’s North West Transactional Analysis Gathering held in Manchester on Saturday 20th of June.  Pete Shotton is the key note speaker and will be running one of the workshops, entitled: ‘On Adaptation and Change’ in which he will explore where choices, compromises, flexibility, relationships and power dynamics fit with our interpretation of adaptation?

Why Woodbine?

Some people say to me “Why Woodbine?”

Why did I call my therapy services woodbine, many people say to me. ‘ Its surely the name for cigarettes?’

Yes it is, and  these cigarettes are still available and help is also to hand to stop smoking!

For me, woodbine is the name of my home and an alternative name for the Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) which covers the house from spring time until autumn.  Its growth is persistent and tenacious and its spiral is a symbol of continuous change.

The vine in celtic symbolism indicates connection, eternity, branching out and expanding in new directions.  As well as regeneration, continuation, opportunity, expansion and fertility.

The druid’s perspective was that the vine was renown for its growth patterns.  Growing opportunistically and attaching itself to gain a strong foothold in order to assure its growth.   When we see the best of our situation and stay in a relaxed state of mind we are most likely to achieve our desires.

The celt’s thought the vine’s powerful growth was in its formation of the spiral  which attached to the surface it chose to grow on.   The celt’s considered the spiral to be a sacred symbol for consciousness, development, renewal and growth.

So, for me the symbolic meaning of  the woodbine is a very appropriate title for my counselling and psychotherapy services.   Its meanings are very apt  to me in the process of counselling and are a vibrant, living, continuous  visual example to me of how nature can symbolise our lives.

Welcome to my blog!

A new adventure has begun! Thank you for visiting my website and blog, I hope you find it of interest. This blog is all about me and what I offer, and anything else I may write about my community and specifically about the wonderful village of Audlem!