Embodied Psychotherapy follows a person-centered, relational approach with a focus on the mind-body connection.
Through the body, we can become more aware of and differentiated in our emotional/psyche states and vice versa.
I am interested in you and what you bring to the space, and how we can creatively explore and discover areas of thought (what we think), feeling (how we feel) and sensation (our experiences inside us) through embodiment and relationship.
We do not always have the time to pause and think in our everyday lives and so it is important that therapy can be the place to take some space, to slow down, to feel our feelings, to think and choose amongst those thoughts and listen to our internal world.
My role is to facilitate curiosity about what unfolds in a warm, human and thoughtful way.
I offer a safe, personal environment where you can talk about yourself to try to understand the connections of your experiences and patterns in what you do or say that may contribute to your difficulties or problems.
Through understanding these connections and patterns, therapy can help you to establish deeper self-understanding and awareness so that you can have healthier, more fulfilling relationships with yourself and others.
It is possible to work integratively in our sessions, meaning there is space to process and express ourselves through different forms and ways of working, including the non-verbal (movement, art) and/or verbal (talking) approach.
I am influenced by the relational psychoanalytic and humanistic schools as well as process-orientated psychology so this guides me in my thinking, and helps me to understand how you may be experiencing the world.
I am experienced in supporting people with difficulties and problems relating to:
loss and bereavement
confidence and self-esteem
gender and sexuality
low mood / depression
Some areas in which I have additional experience or a special interest are: childhood trauma, self-harming behaviours, end-of-life work (palliative care), twin loss and bereavement.
I can work with individuals and groups including children, young people and adults.
I strive to be considered as a LGBTQ+ Ally who supports and advocates for the queer community.
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