When we lose a sense of connection, whether it be with ourselves, our bodies, our values/meaning, each other, our natural world or the deeper and divine aspects of who we are, then we suffer.
Disconnect appears to be at the core of dysfunction.
I therefore perceive therapy as ultimately being about supporting others to connect with (or reconnect back into) what they need to live a vital, meaningful, functional and balanced life.
With a wealth of experience, both professional and personal, and a deep appreciation of the unique qualities and strengths that long to shine in every individual, I feel privileged to offer my services as a therapist, supervisor and group facilitator.
Mental health therapist
CASA School Age Services , Edmonton
Psychotherapy for children, youth and families
Little Warriors/Be Brave Ranch
Trauma-informed treatment, mainly in groups, for sexually abused youth and children
Start of private practice
Became a fully registered psychologist in the province of Alberta.
Masters in Psychology at the University of Aarhus
Became a fully licensed psychologist in Denmark
Worked as an educational and clinical/counselling psychologist in my own part time private practice and with various employers.
In private practice, I worked with individuals, couples and families with a diverse range of mental health challenges. I also acted as a supervisor, teacher and held group training in mindfulness and nature-based interventions.
From the writing of my Master's Thesis on 'Nature as Clinical Psychological Intervention' back in 2008, up to the present day, I have gathered much experience and knowledge of the practice of nature-based mental health interventions.
This has included developing and practicing of nature-based therapeutic interventions in my own private practice and for some of my employers.
I also established and ran the Danish Centre for Ecotherapy for a number of years. This was a platform for workshops, consulting and writing articles on nature and mental health.
Team leader and psychologist for Roskilde Municipality's primary mental healthcare services
A wide variety of mental health self-help programs, and carrying out supervision, psychoeducational training workshops, mindfulness groups and presentations for employees.
Part-time specialist education in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Recognised by The Danish Psychological Society as a valid course towards specialist psychologist status in Denmark.
Valdemar Hospital Chronic Pain Clinic
Psychologist working in a multi-disciplinary team. Interventions: individual psychotherapy based mainly on an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach, group psychoeducation and mindfulness training.
Certified mindfulness instructor with the Danish Center for Cognitive Therapy and Supervision, CEKTOS.
Since 2008, much experience in facilitating mindfulness groups, especially the classic 8-week MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) course as designed by Jon Kabat Zinn and his colleagues.
2008 - 2012
Educational psychology and family, child and youth counselling services.
Extensive experience from this time in systemic psychotherapy, play therapy, consultation and advisory services in a range of educational institutions, special educational support, supervision and psychoeducational assessment and reporting
I was born and raised in England.
I took my Bachelors degree in Psychology at the University of Durham. I then went on to be a TEFL teacher and began to travel the world. I worked for a number of years as an English teacher in Denmark before I completed my Master's in Psychology in 2008.
In my free time I can usually be found in my garden, hanging out with friends, or cycling trails in Edmonton's beautiful river valley. I also enjoy dancing, yoga, hiking, running. swimming and creative writing. I am mother to a 27 year old son.
Join me on this in-person 8 week course - Wednesday evenings from 17 May - 5 July and one full Saturday retreat sometime in September 2023