Psychotherapy (& Counselling) with a Soulful Perspective
We live in strange and troubling times; a Climate emergency, social unease and Covid-19. Increasingly the uncertainty inherent to life is in sharp focus. A time of paradox and change.
Interconnectivity demands us to pay attention. Our individual trauma reflects Psyche's trauma and vice versa. We are being encouraged to distance and isolate ourselves and these measures, necessary as they are, can have a profound effect on our psyche.
During this time we can find ways of connection through the distance.
Psychotherapy and counselling offers a space to explore your place in our ever changing world. Perhaps, if you are looking at this site, then you have identified a need for something in your world to shift or for you to shift in relation to the world.
Maybe -now- you feel compelled to understand yourself at an even deeper level. Distancing and isolation can activate old worn out ways of being, or re-ignite old trauma'. However this time could also offer new directions and pathways, both individually and collectively. During this time, sessions can be carried out via Zoom or phone and or in person.
Working integratively I aim to place a soulful authentic way of being at the core of long term psychological change. This means that your therapy will be an interactive process. I encourage you to come with all your struggles and challenges and invite you to enter in to the maelstrom of emotional relating.
Talking & listening
Body work & Image & dream
Adolescent Counselling & Psychotherapy
Supervision & Training
"Therapy is...a process that goes on intermittently in our individual soul-searching, our attempts at understanding our complexities, the critical attacks, prescriptions and encouragements we give ourselves..." James Hillman
With 17 years of clinical experience I offer brief and long term psychotherapy around a range of issues, including child abuse, trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, existential and spiritual crises, stress and relationship struggles and breakdowns & adolescent counselling.
I have a particular interest and experience in working with attachment and addiction patterns. I also work with complex trauma (CA-PTSD & DID).
I work in Hampton Village in Richmond Borough with adults, adolescents and couples. (Fee's from £70- £90per 50minute session)
I invite you to read on for a more detailed account of what you can expect from counselling and psychotherapy.
Concessions and other low cost arrangements may be possible during this social distancing/isolation period according to need
Integrative Psychotherapy, Counselling and Supervision in Hampton Village, Richmond upon Thames
“A genuine odyssey is not about piling up experiences. It is a deeply felt, risky, unpredictable tour of the soul. ”
― ."Thomas Moore
My approach to therapy places relational engagement at the heart of long term change. I received core psychotherapy training at Re-Vision- this is based on an integrative relational model of depth psychology that draws on Jungian, Existential/Gestalt and Psychodynamic approaches. Just Click Here to visit Re.Vision. This is a soulful, body aware and creative approach to relating to our core struggles and everyday challenges. We will invite in myths, images and dreams as they allow in a creative and less verbal means of connection.
It's all about Relationship.....
Emerging evidence from clinical research suggests that it is the depth and quality of relationship (and not necessarily the type of therapy received) that repairs the wounds of childhood attachment difficulties What is recognised as important and crucial to this process is that you are seen, heard, accepted and even challenged into new ways of being and relating with others and more deeply with yourself.
Holding this in mind, I practise in a relationally oriented and clinically grounded way, offering both long term psychotherapy (6months and above) and time limited counselling (from 3 to 6 months).
At my Hampton Village private practice I provide psychotherapy for adults around a range of issues including depression, anxiety, childhood abuse, trauma, addictions and more.
Integrative Supervision in Hampton Village, Richmond upon Thames
I have a Diploma in Integrative Supervision from The Minster Centre.
I offer an integrative approach to clinical supervision providing for counsellors in training and qualified therapists working with adolescents and adults.
I have many years of experience of the local authority and multi-agency agenda's having worked closely with Social Servcies, CAMHS, Education and other Local Authority agencies around Every Child Matters and Safeguarding remits and I offer supervision to other practitioners working in the helping professions.
My counselling, psychotherapy and supervision practice is in Whitton, near Twickenham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
"You don't heal the person, you heal the story" (James Hillman, 1983)