About Moira Lake

I was born in London in the 1950s, and my early education included degrees in Philosophy and Law. After a wide variety of jobs I began working in the therapeutic field in the 1980s, beginning with astrology, then counselling, healing, and then going on to do a full psychotherapy training.

Moira Lake © Chris BoltonI live in Devon, and my deep sense of connection with the Earth, and the rest of the natural non-human world, sustains and inspires me and underlies many aspects of my work. I was one of the original members of the London Ecopsychology Group, which pioneered thinking in this country on the psychological dimension of the relationship between humans and the rest of the natural world. In recent years I have been training within shamanic traditions, which honour the spirit within all beings.

There are several reasons why I do the work I do. One is that I find people fascinating, and I love the beauty of the human spirit. Another is that we live in difficult times, and that spirit is in danger of being deadened and enslaved by those who do not have our interests at heart. We need not to sink into numbing illusions served to us by others, but to wake into awareness of our true selves, and our abilities to imagine and create realities in which love, beauty and freedom can flourish in balance with the inevitable dark. We can only do this by finding a deep inner healing. 

© Adam McLean www.alchemywebsite.comIn this website I try to give you a substantial idea of who I am and how I work, together with the values and ideas underlying my practice. The thoughts expressed here arise from my experience and reflection, and should not be assumed to be true of other practitioners in these fields.

Here is information about my training and experience in the areas in which I work.


Psychotherapy
My major training is in Gestalt Psychotherapy. I have the Diploma of the Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute, and an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy from Metanoia, London (1997).

I completed a one-year training in Couples Therapy in 1996.
Other trainings include Person-Centred Art Therapy, Brief Therapy, the Work that Re-connects (with Joanna Macy), Playback Theatre and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).

I have been registered as a psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) since 1997. I have now altered my registered status to ‘Retired Membership’ to reflect my wish to focus on my other healing work.

Energy Healing and Shamanic Healing
I have trained in several approaches to energy healing, beginning with the National Federation of Spiritual Healers (NFSH) in the late 80s, and including crystal healing and esoteric healing. I have been registered as a healer with the NFSH since 1992.

I have trained for five years in shamanic work with Chris Luttichau of Northern Drum.

Astrology
I taught myself astrology in the 1980s, while living in New Zealand, and began doing charts for clients. Towards the end of that decade I returned to England and studied at the Faculty of Astrological Studies. I received the Faculty Diploma in 1991, and was given the Margaret Hone Award for Astrological Interpretation.

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