"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are" Carl Jung
I am an Integrative Transpersonal Counsellor having studied at ReVision Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, London.
Fundamentally my practice style is a creative and flexible 'talking therapy' working with each individual in a way which is uniquely comfortable to them. I may offer therapeutic explorations including drawing (mark making), embodiment explorations, chair-work and nature connection therapy. These elements are offered and led by me in response what is of interest or useful to you.
An integrative practice enables me to draw on a full pallet of theoretical
psychotherapeutic teachings including Jungian, Gestalt, Freudian and Person Centred approaches. Each of these therapeutic models offer rich concepts which can be a great support within a therapy process, they enable ways of viewing our work together which can be helpful and affirming.
Jung- teaches about the benefits of accepting our whole selves towards 'individuation'. And we may do this by listening to our deeper selves, our 'souls calling' including curiosity of dreams or images and human archetypal themes.
Gestalt- offers a relational approach,
an experience of an honest and trusting relationship towards health and healing, whilst connecting to a sense of our bodies wisdom.
Person Centred- approach focuses on the work being defined by the individual- the therapist offering deep attention and support, attentive listening and compassion.
Freud- offers concepts of the importance of our childhood history, attachments and experiences, connecting
to unconscious 'beliefs' which may be troubling us and working with them consciously towards health and wellbeing.
The power of counselling is borne through a safe, containing space where you can express what you truly feel with no need to 'fit in" with, or
accommodate anyone else's agenda.
Most people say that the most powerful aspect of their counselling process was having been heard, validated and witnessed without any pressure to be anything other than where they are in themselves -this moment. It is my job to connect to what is most meaningful and useful for you within a confidential and nourishing space.
I believe everyone can benefit from experiencing
the opportunity of this transformative space in their lifetime. Whether you are experiencing difficulties in your life or not, counselling is a place to look within and reflect on what you need, what you want to change and how you want to live your life.
Through these processes we may become who we truly are, welcome our 'whole selves' and meet our true potential.
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change" Carl Rogers
"Let the best plan for you arise from within yourself" Fritz Perls
"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength" Sigmund Freud
Transpersonal psychology is a humanistic and soulful approach. The transpersonal is defined as 'experiences in which the sense of identity or self extends beyond (trans) the individual or personal to encompass wider aspects of humankind, life, psyche or cosmos' towards improving mental health.
Transpersonal therapy takes a more holistic view; which values wholeness and references
wisdom from the world's spiritual traditions and modern psychology, to enable perspective and find meaning within the bigger picture of life.
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination"