About Me

I am an experienced Psychosynthesis Therapeutic Counsellor and integrate IOPT and EFT in counselling sessions where appropriate. I am affiliated to the BACP.

I am a senior UK  IoPT psychotrauma therapist – an Identity-oriented psychotrauma process developed to resolve embodied early emotional trauma, having run online workshops with international participants and in-person workshops in Brighton, Cheltenham, Birmingham and Nottingham.

I am an  Accredited Certified Advanced International EFT Practitioner EFTi (formerly AAMET). EFT is Energy Focused Therapy (or Emotional Freedom Technique), a form of Energy Psychology. EFT practtioners are very different on their emphasis. I  work with your limited self-beliefs / identities /survival strategies and in a trauma-informed way.

I have also developed a creative, self-reflective method of measuring our personal lives through a five- step process of Personal Mandala Making and run 1:1 / Online & Workshops.

I have been a qualified and experienced body worker in reflexology,  massage and reiki healing and use this intuitive knowledge in my work.

I have helped clients with

  • Life changes / Transition / Identity Issues
  • Loss / bereavement
  • Illness / recovery
  • Confidence/ self-esteem
  • Depression / low energy
  • Relationship problems
  • Family issues
  • Anxiety / Stress / Fear / Phobias
  • Disability issues
  • Birth and Early Parenting


Counselling, EFT and body therapy in clinical  practice in a women’s mental health project, a complementary therapy clinic, a school an NHS medical clinic, and in private practice with many years accumulated experience.

Facilitating Family / Systemic Constellations  workshops from 2010 followed by facilitating IOPT 1:1 and in workshops looking at Family, Health, Money, Birth and Identity Multi-generational Trauma  for the last 8 years in Stroud, Cheltenham, Brighton & Hove, Birmingham, Nottingham and London.

Facilitating EFT workshops in Brighton

Facilitating Mandala Art workshops in Gloucestershire, Brighton, Bristol and USA.

Thirty years teaching adults, teenagers and children of all abilities and diversities.

I am committed to my personal ongoing process and professional development both in peer supervision and study days.  I am also participate in EFT supervision and  psychotherapy supervision. My own process and this professional support  gives me the insight, trust and humility as I work with others. I hold anyone who comes to see me with a sense of dignity for who they are and respect for what they bring.

Relevant Professional Qualifications / Training

  • BA(Hons) B.Ed and Teacher’s Cert. Level 3
  • Post-Grad. Diploma Psychosynthesis Counselling
  • ILM Level 3 Award in Coaching
  • EFT Accredited Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner EFTi
  • Family Constellations Intensive Certificate, The Bert Hellinger Institute, USA.
  • Core Systemic Constellations, Oxford training.
  • IoPT Constellations Training, London – 2 years (with apprenticeship)
  • Workshop presentation on Trauma and Medical Intervention at the 3rd International IoPT Conference in Munich.
  • Published paper: ‘Lymphknoten-Krebs’ in ‘Mein Korper, mein Trauma, mein Ich’  2017 Ruppert,F & Banzhaf, H.

Body Therapy Qualifications

Dip ITEC, Reflexology & Dip ITEC, Anatomy, Physiology and Body Massage.     Certificate of Holistic Palliative Care for Complementary Therapists.  Reiki I, II and Masters.