I provide a safe and welcoming therapeutic space for you to explore any of the issues that bring you to therapy.
I am an experienced therapist, and have been providing therapy for over fifteen years in a variety of settings. I am currently taking additional training in Core Process Psychotherapy.
PLEASE NOTE I AM CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE AND WILL BE RETURNING IN JANUARY 2022.
What is Core Process Psychotherapy?
Core Process Psychotherapy is based on the understanding that we all have health and wellbeing within our basic nature. Sometimes this true nature is called brilliant sanity, where we have a sense of clarity, openness, and compassion. It is who we are when we can be our authentic self. However, we become disconnected from our true nature because of our attempts to protect ourselves from hurt and pain. The defences we build around ourselves paradoxically lead to more suffering.
Core Process Psychotherapy is a blend of Psychodynamic therapy (which recognises how our early relationship experiences and defences may be affecting us today) with mindfulness (which strengthens our ability to live in the here and now, with compassion). This simply means we practice taking a pause from our thinking minds, and pay some attention to what is happening in the present moment.
This is a collaborative and an exploratory therapy, where we are curious together about what you bring to the sessions, and practice looking inwards to understand this better. It is a depth therapy rather than a solution focused approach.
Who can benefit from Core Process Psychotherapy?
I work with people who experience anxiety, depression, anger, shame or guilt, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, grief, and issues around sense of self or identity. Core Process Psychotherapy is also a trauma-informed approach, providing safety and tools for those who have experienced trauma or emotional neglect in childhood or adulthood.
What to expect
The therapy is shaped around your own individual needs, but here are some things you could expect from us working together:
I am currently able to offer online / Zoom therapy sessions.
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