The sunset photo started it all off, it was taken a few years ago when we moved to Leintwardine. The snowy trees were taken on April 4th this year, 2019, when I was in the car on the way to Kimbolton. I stopped and decided to take photos, walking up and down the slush-covered road! I love being inspired by the landscape and the mood the weather creates in it, and us! I am fascinated by shadows, light and dark contrasting in our life, and light through windows and by views framed in doorways or the doors themselves. Oh, and trees of course.
Nature As Co-Therapist
I like getting out to go for a walk whenever I can, however I tend to take all my free-wheeling thoughts with me and struggle to leave them behind. So, I love taking photos - photos mainly of nature, as it inspires me and speaks to me. I then find myself lost in the moment, my thoughts quieten and I am truly able to be mindful.
I believe in nature being a co-therapist, letting us rest, take a moment out, find our peace - but we have to get to this in our own way. Photos are mine but you could run or cycle, ramble, picnic or climb a mountain. The list is endless, so sometimes are our excuses not to get out in nature and take this opportunity. I hope to share my photos here and celebrate nature as this wonderful co-therapist; it has my respect and gratitude and I hold it in reverence, wonder and awe. I hope you get to know how it could work for you too.
I have an Honours Degree in English & History, two interests I continue to enjoy, whether its writing stories or visiting Stonehenge. I am a person-centred counsellor, which means I believe in an individual's potential for growth and offer a caring and supportive place for you to talk about where you are in your life and your hopes for the future.
I have a Foundation Degree in Counselling from Worcester University and continue to update my skills regularly. To this end, I gained a Post-Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, qualified to be an Energy Healer and am a BACP Accredited Counsellor. I enjoy the ongoing nature of my professional and personal development which not only comes from study, but also from each person I meet, and experiences I have, in life. While studying for my counselling qualification I trained with the bereavement charity CRUSE and successfully gaining their counselling qualification. I have also gained experience within an NHS setting, volunteering and then working with a counselling service that took referrals from GP surgeries.
I have developed my counselling practice by providing therapeutic provision to local Primary and Secondary schools. This is a professional experience which I find especially rewarding and one that I feel privileged to be able to engage with. If you would like more details about my work in this area, including school references, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. I am more than happy to meet with you and to work within your academic environment.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Kay Fletcher, Registered Member MBACP (Accred).