I am a solid practitioner with extensive experience supporting individuals and groups to develop self-awareness, self-compassion and well-being skills. I counsel with heart and have been in practice for over 18 years.
I follow my heart and have settled in different countries yet I always return to Dundee. This time feels different as I am planting roots and nurturing them through self-care practices.
These roots flow between two very different countries and cultures, Scotland and Greece. Throughout my life I have identified with one or the other and at this stage, I embrace them equally as they nourish me in different ways.
Having lived in both countries, I understand the importance of belonging and identity; the need to feel a connection with those around you, and with the world itself, even when you feel that you are different or have no sense you are meant to be here. My family have refugee histories and I feel their sense of uproot in my blood.
I also know the importance of having a safe space to be yourself and was drawn to counselling because I wanted to be someone who could help people experience their own sense of safety and belonging in the world. I can’t imagine doing anything else.
My journey is ongoing and I am graduating this year with distinction with an M.A in Dance and Somatic Wellbeing from UCLAN. I experience profound growth as I embrace my transformational journey. I had the honour of undertaking somatic movement research in the V&A Dundee; this has changed my life and I cannot overstate how vital consciously embodied experience and movement are to the process of healing.
Enfolding my wisdom and experience into my practice, I offer somatic counselling and conscious movement sessions in Dundee. My aim is to support individuals to reunite mind and body. Deepening our conscious relationship with our internal bodily experiences enables us to know ourselves and connect at a deeper level in relationships with others and the world around us. We have the internal resources we need to live responsively and fully and innate wisdom to depend upon. Restoration and holistic healing begins when we befriend our bodies.
Me captured during the final round of my Somatic Practice-led Research in the V&A Dundee.
Me captured on camera playing "A what?" as part of a Playfulness in Adulthood workshop with the wonderful Bernie DeKoven.