Integrative Transpersonal psychotherapy
No two clients are the same, therefore it is important that the therapy is tailored to suit your needs. My integrative training means that I can adapt my way of working to suit each client's unique needs, which may change as we work together. I am interested in how our experiences from the past shape our present, in terms of relationships, self-image and self-beliefs. I work empathically with my clients, with an awareness of both what has happened and what is happening in the 'here-and-now'. I pay attention to what is happening between us as well as what you are experiencing with your breath and body.
As a psychotherapist, I am committed to creating a safe environment in which you can begin this process at a pace that feels right for you. In this regard, choosing to come into relationship with places in ourselves that maybe we have spent a life time avoiding, it is important that we can be compassionate and patient with ourselves.
I draw upon a number of therapeutic approaches in supporting your healing journey. This includes Gestalt, Psychodynamic and Jungian. I am also a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, which means that I work with the whole person, including mind, body and spirit.
I specialise in offering an holistic approach in the treatment of depression, anxiety, bereavement, and addictions. This means working with all aspects of your experience, as a means of helping you to gain a more complete understanding of the underlying issues related to these difficulties. My experience of working with clients over a 10 year period has shown me that this is one of the most effective methods of fostering lasting change.
Another way of viewing the therapeutic process, is in helping you to identify what gets lost in the midst of our lives; what we deeply long for within ourselves. Through which a deepened self-awareness can grow, creating the possibility of greater potential and lasting change in how you lead your life. I aim to help you to discover more about yourself and to facilitate your growth in self-awareness and authenticity. I believe that as this happens, and you become more self-aware, you naturally begin to make better choices in your life.
Alongside talking together, I may suggest the use of mindfulness, creative visualisation techniques, drawing, and dream work. These can be a powerful means toward helping you understand and fulfil more of your potential, and the discovery of your real self. It may seem surprising how often we are reluctant to give ourselves the very thing that we need most; the gift of understanding this deeper part of ourselves, in a way that permits us to start to change the way we engage firstly in our internal world and subsequently in our external world.
I offer short and longer term counselling and psychotherapy.