I created BodhiSpace in response to a growing awareness of mental, emotional, psychological, relational and spiritual health needs in our modern world.
BodhiSpace is a concept, a community of clinicians and a physical space in the beautiful market town of Olney, Buckinghamshire.
Bodhi is an abstract Sanskrit word with a meaning close to 'awaken' or 'enlighten'. It is also the tree under which it is reputed that the Budha sat when he achieved enlightenment.
Bodhi in BodhiSpace refers to the awakening of ourselves, a re-connecting with ourselves in a world that can sometimes deplete and erode our sense of mental, emotional, psychological, relational and spiritual wellbeing.
Bodhi, phonetically, refers to the body mind connection which is key to our wellbeing and which neuroscientific research is showing is at the core of working with trauma and trauma processing.
I trained and qualified with The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education in London and have an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy. I have been in practice since 1999, initially as a trainee, then qualifying in 2001. I am accredited by the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and am also a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I have a diploma in Clinical Supervision, and can offer supervision across a variety of modalities and disciplines.
Clinical Curator, rather than Director, helps BodhiSpace to avoid the trappings of heirarcy and power imbalance which can lead to dis-ease within an organisation. Curating helps me to gather together talented professionals, research and good practice to wholly attend to the needs of our clients and the world we live in.
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