It is a common misconception that mental health is only in the mind. My experience is it affects us both psychologically and physiologically. Consequently, this can affect our relationships and lives in general. My philosophy when engaged in therapy; it's important to consider the person holistically and work with them in every aspect of their lived experience. Working this way helps clients explore all areas of their lives and reconnect parts of themselves which may have become disconnected somewhere along the line, either through learned behaviour or from a specific experience. This exploration process brings all parts of the self into alignment allowing the person to move forward with a positive sense of self and purpose. This is the philosophy behind the name, it reconnects the mind, body and spirit and transforms the soul. Soul Alchemy is transformation.
I have worked in the healthcare sector both public and private for the past 13 years. I've worked with people across all age groups, special needs, stroke and neurological disorders/illnesses, Alzheimer's and supporting family members who support these people. I have worked in multiple ability settings, community settings, nursing homes, clinics and hospitals. I lived in Sri Lanka working with underprivileged children in community settings as well as institutionalised women and men. During my counselling training I supported survivors of sexual violence and childhood trauma and abuse. I have a BSc in Counselling and Psychology and an MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I abide by the BACP ethical framework in my practice, and I have regular supervision to support my client work.