I am an Integrative Psychotherapist with a particular interest in Relational Psychotherapy. I use a range of therapeutic concepts for reflection and understanding of emotional difficulties and its impact on everyday life. I consider the person as a whole - attending to the connection between the mind and the body - I listen to verbal expressions and pay great attention to non-verbal communications. I believe that a good working alliance and a respectful relationship are central to openness and exploration of feelings, recurring patterns of relationships and difficult past experiences.
I also have a particular interest in how our knowledge about the Chakra system and Meditation can be integrated and enrich our therapeutic exploration and understanding.
As part of my Continuing Professional Development, I have completed a Professional Training in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness at the British Mindfulness Institute. I also have experiences in integrating the wisdom of the chakra system into therapeutic field.
I have gained a professional training in Chakra Psychology with Delcia McNeil, Psychotherapist - approved by the Association for Therapeutic Healers.
I also attended a training in Sound Yoga (Yoga du Son - level 1) at the Institut des Arts de la Voix.
The Minster Centre - www.minstercentre.ac.uk
The Relational School - www.relationalschool.wordpress.com
Psy en Mouvement - www.psy-en-mouvement.fr
Association for Therapeutic Healers - www.healers-ath.org
Institut des Arts de la Voix - www.yogaduson.net
Psychotherapy or Counselling?
Psychotherapy and counselling are often used interchangeably. However, in a more specific way, psychotherapy usually refers to an open-ended agreement, which allows for long term therapeutic exploration. Counselling, however, tends to refer to short-term therapy with a specific focus.
The First Meeting
During the first meeting we discuss what brings you to therapy and whether it is best suited to your needs. If we both decide to work together, we will schedule weekly sessions. The sessions take place once a week, normally on the same day and time each week, with each session lasting 50 minutes.