Therapy

Person-Centred counselling and Hakomi assisted self study.

Coaching

Working with individuals offering coaching on a one-to-one.

Outdoors

Working outdoors in nature for therapy and coaching.

Training

Introductory workshops to the Hakomi Method and practice groups.

Creating

"Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change." Brené Brown

How I work

Where I am most at home is supporting others and helping them to see that they have the answers within. My approach to this is humanistic and person-centred, and this takes different forms. I am a Counsellor, Hakomi Practitioner, Consultant, Coach, Trainer and Facilitator.

I have a background in Science and 18 years’ experience in education, both as a Teacher and Coach. I have worked for over 10 years developing one-to-one methods of supporting people to help them manage their personal and professional growth through reflective practice.

What others have said...

Moving Still

For Jamie

 

A high five in the empty space,

A lighthouse in a stormy sea…

You came and sat beside me

When I couldn’t keep up with the pace

Of the world

And all its turning…

 

So we went walking without walking,

Weaving a path

With our laughter and talking…

Talking of things both present and past…

Going on a journey while remaining still.

 

And so, the world went on turning,

While my mind grew focused

On the journey of learning…

Learning to slow down…

Learning to listen…

Closing my books

And opening up, up,

Into the vital new space

That you brought,

To the liberating lessons you taught

…finding voices for feelings yet unexpressed…

Finding the lightness of fresh thoughts

Alive in my chest.

 

Dark waves rose high above me

But the sun shone on their crests

And when I finally went under

I could appreciate their depths:

For love shines best in the shadows-

Its light is dazzling and pure-

And our hearts break open to learning

When we’re most frightened and unsure

Of where the next anchor point lies.

 

A high five in the empty space,

A lighthouse in a stormy sea…

Compassion, heart, and caring grace:

These are the gifts you gave to me.

 

I’ll remember them, and carry them,

For your gifts help me feel hopeful and strong…

But I’ll remember, too, the gift of letting go,

When it’s the best way of holding on

To all that brings beauty, gratitude and joy.

 

For your kind and understanding ways,

For your humour – so happy and free –

And for the wonderful connection,

Shared between you and me,

I say thank you – thank you Jamie!

I would like to thank Jamie for her care and compassion throughout our sessions which went at my own pace and were led by me, I never felt that I was directed by Jamie into any area that I didn’t want to go and felt in control of all of the sessions.  I felt respected and listened too throughout.  Initially I was sceptical about doing the sessions via Zoom but soon found that Jamie was totally able to be present on a 1-1 basis offering an environment that was warm, open, empathic, caring and genuine.  She listened to my worries and very quickly summarised what I had and hadn’t said picking up on my non-verbal communication.  This remarkable skill was so powerful in bringing my unspoken emotions and feelings into the present moment.

I never felt judged but always held in a compassionate warm manner that allowed me to open up to Jamie and explore what was going on for me.  We covered a lot of ground as I felt I could trust her totally and without question.  I felt safe at all times within a held space that gave me time to rediscover my own power and strength that had got buried beneath all that had been going on.  Jamie’s embodied approach of using Mindfulness and Hakomi worked well for me giving me the space to be held and experience what was going on in my body as well as in my thoughts.

Thank you Jamie for your caring, loving and very, very genuine manner, you helped me find my way again and rediscover my spirit to go forward.

I would definitely recommend your service to anyone seeking therapy.

I have consulted Jamie for about one year. At the beginning of January I decided that it was time for me put our work into practice and to end our sessions. Jamie is delightful company so this was not an easy decision but I think it was the right one in order for me to start using the methods she shared with me.
And there are results (good ones) in that I now recognise and challenge the constant self criticism that has dogged me for many years.
With hours of patience and compassionate support Jamie helped me to take a step back from the inner arguments and to treat myself in turn with compassion, which now gives me more time to enjoy the present and to think about the future with positive anticipation (hope?) rather than low level anxiety.
Jamie, I send you heart felt thanks for everything.

Your sessions really bought balance to my life and I felt that I had a safe space to explore my thoughts and feelings. Jamie really helped me to understand how my mind and body are connected and how this connectedness helped me to lift me out of depression.

Having never been to a therapy session I was cautious on booking the right counsellor and as I seen Jamie’s profile she seemed like a person who could help me and guide me in the right direction. The locations of the sessions were split between Rose Lane and Ullet road which were perfect for me living in the Mossley Hill area. From the first session Jamie made me feel at ease and nothing was ever a problem. As the sessions progressed, I found it easy to open up and use techniques such as hakomi practice in the sessions which I felt really helped my progression and understanding on not just my mental feelings but my physical feelings too. I felt as if the sessions took me on a journey and progressed me into who I am now and I have never looked back since. I can’t thank Jamie enough for helping me through my time with her and enabling me to think and understand in a positive and selfless way. I would hugely recommend Jamie if anyone is feeling low or needs to speak to someone. Thanks for everything!

I’ve had a number of amazing Hakomi sessions with Jamie; she is a very skillful, compassionate, warm and experienced therapist. I felt profoundly safe, heard, accepted and at ease throughout every session which allowed me to access and explore some very deep issues, always at my pace. I came much closer to being able to trust and value myself, my needs and feel happier and more comfortable in the world. I can’t recommend Jamie highly enough.

I find Jamie is a gentle, kind, but most astute listener. she has a welcoming, accepting presence, showing me that she is alongside me without judgment. Jamie has good academic understanding yet speaks to me with focus and simplicity. I trust her implicitly and am glad she is in my life; it is richer for her input.

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