Caresse the Counsellor low res (1)

Working Together

We shape our self
to fit this world

and by the world
are shaped again.

The visible
and the invisible

working together
in common cause,

to produce
the miraculous.

I am thinking of the way
the intangible air

traveled at speed
round a shaped wing


holds our weight.

So may we, in this life

to those elements
we have yet to see

or imagine,
and look for the true

shape of our own self,
by forming it well

to the great
intangibles about us.

               David Whyte

Counsellor and coach, Caresse facilitates people to engage with the conversation that life is holding with them. This conversation is going on all the time. It is a conversation in which life is asking us to evolve, to heal the wounds of our past, unfold the depth potentials of ourselves so that we might make the contribution the world is asking of us.

Caresse works with you to find the answers and invitations that are embedded within your heart. She facilitates a shift away from the dominance of the rational mind, which is experience either as hyper-rationality or emotional,  toward the mind that is guided by the heart.

I assist people to explore the personality as a dynamic ecosystem of selves. The operating ego, the habituated self, works to keep the self both safe and connected. It limits us and keeps us operating in often dysfunctional ways. We need to see through the constructs of the personality, honour the values that are at its core, heal the wounds that have us attached to fixed ways of being, thinking and relating, so as to be more flexible, to make choices that lead to greater freedom, self-expression and deeper, co-creative connection. Conflict, challenge and difficulty are evolutionary invitations to unfold potentials and expand relationship.


Caresse uses a range of tools: Heart based therapy, which emphasises shift from mind-emotion dominated to heart-focused ways of being, understanding and relating; Jungian Sandplay and Symbol work, working with the symbolic consciousness; Voice Dialogue in which you can explore the personality ecosystem; Nature dialogues bringing you to a listening Presence to the Source, where Nature becomes your teacher and guide.

Rafaele Joudry

Coaching for women in small business

I passionately love coaching women who run small businesses. I specialise in helping women who are needing support to take their business to the next level.

I started my business from scratch 26 years ago with no experience and no training. Now it supports me to do whatever I want, and one of the things I love doing is coaching other women.

Women in business have to face self-esteem issues, challenges with confidence, risk, networking, acquiring diverse skills, judgement, financial backing, hiring, managing and firing staff. These can be very challenging the first time you deal with them. I love supporting and encouraging women through these challenges.

Contact me for a free initial chat.