Therapy is a unique relationship that enables a process of looking at the power of your past on the emotions of today. I practice Psychodynamic therapy which is a reflective therapy that is based on the idea that many adult patterns of behaviour are related to negative early experiences. These experiences cause patterns of distorted thinking & beliefs that may have been understandable back then, but do not work in adult life. The purpose of therapy is to explore these distortions, understand how they arose & find effective ways to overcome their influence on your thinking and behaviour through reflective dialogue.
In therapy, I believe the difficulties you are experiencing are because deep down you already know that you have something that is struggling to emerge & I will tailor our dialogue & treatment plan to meet your personal & specific needs considering what you want & don't want to achieve from therapy. In therapy, the work comes from you & I believe what you put into therapy is in proportion to what you will get out of therapy. I believe 100% that what you most need will be found where you least want to look.
Real long lasting change is a difficult process & it takes courage to seek a more fulfilling, meaningful & happier life & to have the will to want a better relationship with yourself and others. I am here to support & empower you throughout your journey.
I help to mobilise your growth by providing a confidential environment for you to feel listened to, validated & supported. My therapy style is compassionate & tailored to your individual needs through focusing on your feelings & hearing the words you use to describe yourself & your life.
I work from two very established & grounded approaches which are a combination of Psychodynamic (so we will be considering your formative years) with creative elements of Psychosynthesis which includes a transpersonal & spiritual nature to our work that helps to facilitate your personal growth & psychological development through the use of symbolic detail, work with sub-personalities & there may be some dream work & guided visualisation exercises if appropriate. It is a soulful, creative & sometimes educational approach that is effective in helping you to respond rather than react, understand emotional boundaries - so you don't have to own the issues of other people, helping you to understand yourself on a deeper level & helping you to find meaning in your life.
Psycho what ???...
Psycho = Mind + Dynamic = Movement = Movement of the mind! - It’s all about getting to the root of the problem to create long-lasting change.
Psycho = Mind + Synthesis = The combination of components or elements to form a connected whole - Psychosynthesis is a psychology of hope, with its eye not only on history, but also on a purposeful future giving individuals the capacity to reorient their lives in the direction of meaning and values. Psychosynthesis has also been described as a psychology of the Self, in that the realms of human experience also include matters of soul and spirit, alongside physical & emotional experiences & thoughts & mental processes.
If you are interested in finding out more about the beauty and value of Psychosynthesis & the importance of symbolism in our therapy please click here