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I have worked as a holistic therapist in Herefordshire for over 30 years.  I am accredited with BACP, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and subscribe to its Code of Ethics and Practice.  

My clients include individuals and couples, and people of all ages and backgrounds, some looking for talking therapy, others for craniosacral therapy to help with physical conditions. Some clients like to combine both counselling and craniosacral therapy, and, as mind and body problems are not really separate, this can be a very helpful way of supporting you. I like to have a flexible, open approach and, by talking with each person about their needs when we first meet, to work out what kind of therapy is going to be most helpful.

You can read about my journey towards becoming a holistic therapist here.

Healing Philosophy
 

My approach to therapy is focused on valuing the whole person and deeply listening to whatever needs attention, whether it is at the level of body, mind or spirit. I believe in beginning where you are now and going on from there with an open mind. By trusting the process to unfold organically you can find your own path through a process of sharing and exploring together.

People often ask me whether working with people's problems and difficulties is a stressful occupation, but I have found it to be a very rich and rewarding one. It is a great privilege to be in a position to accompany people on their healing path and I never cease to find out new things about myself in the process. From my own healing journey I have come to trust the power of awareness to transform difficulties into opportunities for learning, growth and change and I am committed to sharing this approach with others.

Other Interests

As for the rest of my life, I like being outside and in nature, walking, gardening, and growing some of my own fruit and vegetables.  I like to bake and cook – nothing fancy but organic and wholefood.  I’m a keen reader of all sorts of books and watching good films and TV.  Living  as sustainably as possible on our precious planet is a constant challenge.  Last but not least, I am Grandma to three delightful grandchildren.

Training and experience

My original therapy training was as a Relate Couple Counsellor.  I have also trained in Somatic Trauma Therapy and Whole Body Focusing.  I became an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2000. I have done a Foundation Course in Core Process Psychotherapy and a Craniosacral Therapy Training at the Karuna Institute, Devon.  I have a Diploma in Mindfulness-Based Approaches from Bangor University of Wales.

Wendy Harvey, Counsellor and Craniosacral Therapist