Spiritual Counselling / Mentor

"Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals.

Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others.

Compassion becomes real when we recognise our shared humanity.” 
- Pema Chodron

“It is not important what is done to us;

it is only important what we have done with what is done to us.”



As a Spiritual Counsellor and mentor, I am available to listen and assist you in reclaiming your own innate wisdom.  It is my belief that we all hold within our Selves the very key we may be seeking elsewhere.   You may want some clarity about an issue that appears small.  Or you may be facing a situation that feels overwhelming.  Sometimes the real need is to simply discover the question.

Whatever the size or depth of the matter, together we can create a space that feels safe for you to inquire into the issue and your feelings connected to it; a time to be still long enough to hear that quiet, small voice of your heart’s deepest desire -- a chance to re-member your Original Nature.   

Bodymind awareness work and simple meditation skills are also available to support you in deepening your awareness.

If this sounds like something you would like to explore, please contact me for a complimentary conversation.  After this introduction, we can decide together whether to proceed.  I am happy to meet you at Creating Space counselling room, have phone sessions (preferably land-line), or talk on Skype or FaceTime.  

After the free introductory conversation, the fee is generally £30ph, though flexible based on your financial situation and the amount of time we spend together in a session. I am also open to barter or trading of skills.  No matter what your financial situation, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  I’m sure we can create an exchange we are both happy with. 



Not until faithfulness turns to betrayal

and betrayal into trust

can any human being

become part of the truth.


as translated by Coleman Barks

Our original nature is pure

as long as it is free from false thought.”

Hui Neng

What is the balance of nurturing a child



in a way that does not impinge on that child’s

Original Nature

It seems that one must go on

the path of loss of innocence

only to spend the rest of one’s adult life

journeying back to

Original Nature


I reckon

that this loss and this journeying back

must be completely individual

Each with his own version

Each with her story 

as it unfolds

and unfolds

and unfolds

and unfolds


to one’s

Original Nature

Jack Lynch

‘...intuitive, gentle, strong, and clear. Our work together truly helped me deepen into the beauty of what it is to be a human being.” Martha

‘Jack carried my mind and heart out of its bleakest prison and back into a world of possibility and grace.’  Stuart

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