Perhaps you’ve had counselling before to help you through a difficult time.
In psychotherapy, there’s a broader and deeper focus on all aspects of you as you are – such as the reasons why you’re inclined to make certain choices, how you experience your feelings, perhaps get caught up in unhelpful thoughts and beliefs or ways of being and patterns of behaviour that might impact on relationships. It could be that things you’ve struggled with you’ve been aware of for as long as you can remember or they can be traced back to a specific time of trauma. All of this, on some level, we can see alongside an inner experience that is existential or spiritual.
There doesn’t have to be a crisis for you to present for integrative psychotherapy – just an openness and readiness for a commitment to the process of personal growth. It’s a process where no specific outcomes are pre-determined, there’s no “way” which is fixed but all is fluid, moment by moment, not done TO you but held so you’re not alone. Through the process, possibilities that may previously have been blocked by fear or lack of self-worth, for example, can gradually appear manageable and perspectives can shift as you feel freer, lighter and connect more deeply to yourself, others and the world and more deeply value who you truly are.
As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw together elements of different approaches to psychotherapy as we co-create the process that’s right for you. It might be helpful for you to know that my integrative framework embraces secular mindfulness (and if welcome to you, a Buddhist or spiritual dimension) and that I have experience and appreciation of healing, yoga and therapeutic practice beyond psychotherapy – which might be an important part of who you are and so also an important part of the psychotherapeutic process.
During this pandemic, I’ve been offering psychotherapy for a reduced fee to clients who are in training or preparing for training as counsellors or psychotherapists.
Now I’d like to extend this offer to you while I have a few morning times and one afternoon time that I could offer you. After the initial sessions, this commitment to the same time each week, with breaks arranged in advance, is then likely to be for about a year or more.
If you’re ready to consider psychotherapy at this time, please send me an email and then we can arrange a call (no fee for this) to talk together about how this might be. From the first contact, I maintain confidentiality and an appropriate boundary so for this reason, I wouldn’t be attending The Therapists’ Network meetings. I wish you well.
UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist