How I Work

I see clients on a 1:1 basis

During the first session we look at what your presenting needs are; we discuss your difficulties and how best to work with them. We will decide whether this will be short term counselling to look at a specific issue or more long term work which will allow you to experience a deeper level of awareness.

Most of our work will be through discussion and guidance through your thoughts and feelings. We will explore any negative thoughts to bring resolution to conflicting and confusing thought patterns, with the aim of reducing anxiety or lifting depression.

Many clients present with feeling ‘stuck’ and not being able to move forward in life. This can feel very uncomfortable and needs to be worked through rather than avoided. I help you look at where you are in life and how you could move forward.

The transpersonal model in which I have primarily trained is an ‘integrative’ model. I can therefore use my experience and training to find the best therapeutic tools to help you achieve your aims.

The transpersonal covers all aspects of the Self, looking at mind, body and spirit, and how they are interconnected. Work might include the creative use of visualisations, dream work and drawing.

I work with how the sounds we hear in our life and the sounds of the past have affected us.This can be anything from the sound of a person shouting to the screech of a car braking as well as the soothing sounds which help bring calm and a sense of security.

Shiva

Mindfulness and meditation
helps to bring inner calm
and aids healing of body
mind and soul
You can experience breathing techniques to bring a sense of balance and well being.

We can work with breath and sound work allowing you to connect with the inner feelings we find difficult to express in words as a way to release ‘locked in’ emotions.

CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) can be used as part of the therapy, looking at negative thoughts and the feelings (emotions) that they create. This is combined with how we then experience those feelings on a physical level. We can then work towards changing behaviour and thought patterns.

Somatic Experiencing – Many people have experienced traumas in their life. We ‘somatise’ negative and positive energy which can make us physically and mentally ill. By connecting with our innermost feelings, and recognising where they come from, we can release past hurts and allow ourselves to move forward in life with greater acceptance.