I’m Katie Sarah Boyle (she/her/hers), a body-oriented therapist trained in somatic experiencing, counselling skills and yoga. My approach is informed by the neurobiology of trauma and attachment, and polyvagal theory (a theory that describes three different branches of the autonomic nervous system). We can’t think our way out of trauma. We need to involve the body and nervous system.
Since 2013 I have been sharing yoga and body-centred therapeutic practices in group classes, workshops, women’s groups, retreats and 1-2-1 sessions. I have consistently found these practices to be a powerful source of release, connection and resilience - especially in relation to mental health and wellbeing.
I also hold a Masters degree in Training & Development, and bring to my work seven years of experience in HR, coaching, facilitation and leadership development. Prior to that, I lived and worked in Spain as an English teacher and translator.
I am fully insured, receive regular supervision and I am committed to ongoing professional development. I am a member of the Somatic Association UK and Yoga Alliance Professionals UK. I adhere to the code of ethics for both organisations.
I am deeply grateful for the work of: Ana Forrest, Bessel van der Kolk, Deb Dana, Gabor Maté, Irene Lyon, Jack Kornfield, Kristin Neff, Peter Levine, Stephen Porges, Tara Brach.