Counselling & Psychotherapy

Integrative Therapies

What We Offer

How can we help you?

Counselling Services

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS FROM 23RD MARCH 2020 WE WILL BE OFFERING PHONE OR

ONLINE COUNSELLING, UNTIL THE CORONA VIRUS IS CLEARED, THANK YOU

We offer a wide variety of tools and techniques for:

 

  • Talking one to one - how to gain a cognitive understanding of current difficult issues.
  • Couples counselling - Relationship issues.
  • Addictions counselling - behavoiurs that seem to run ones life without any real understanding of 'why'.
  • Building Self Esteem - Anxiety and dealing with stress.
  • Dealing with strong emotions - anger, resentment, frustration, powerful urges.

 

The following techniques have been found extremely useful in helping people of all ages work through the issues that brought them to us for counselling.

 

They enable one to view/work through the presenting issue in a way that often brings clarity and cognitve understanding from with themselves.

 

  • Sand Play and Symbolwork - how one 'projects' ones unconscoius impressions out onto the world around - people - activities - objects.
  • Voice Differentiation - we all have a number of personalities, when discovered it can be amazing just how much control they have in daily life.
  • Bio Energetics - Some talk of emotional block, unable to feel emotion which can result in strained relationships especially with ones partner. 
  • Somatic Representation
  • Emotional Release Processes - allowing pent up feelings to release in a safe environment thus reducing destructive arguments and being able to create space for considered discussion.
  • Mandala drawing - through shape and colour one can express emotions, feelings, thoughts which provides feedback and can lead to a better understanding of ones state of mind. 
  • Group Work - can assist when one feels as if it is only 'I' that is experiencing a particular problem/issue.
  • Meditation - there are many ways to meditate - dynamic, move, shake, dance jump then in the stillness and silence that follows is 'meditation'
  • Journalling - keeping a log af ones - dreams, feelings, problems, challenges followed by later reviews can bring clarity allowing for possible alternative ways of moving forward.
  • Holotropic Breathwork. see page above. 

Counselling & Psychotherapy

We offer individual face to face

counselling and psychotherapy

and group workshops.

Sand Play

An apparently simple modality

that engages both the physical

and emotional energies enabling cognitive understanding

Holotropic

Breathwork

'Holotropic' - 'The movement towards wholeness'. A powerful experiential approach to individual wisdom..

Counselling and Psychotherapy

 

'Counselling and psychotherapy, when seen in terms of role value and effectiveness, the BACP believes that each occupational area has equal value'.

 

The degree of 'counselling' or 'psychotherapy' varies according to the clients need during the therapy session. We have worked with children, teens and adult clients covering a wide range of presenting issues including; anger, abuse, addictions, relationships, sexuality, neglect, behavioural problems, parental issues, abandonment, self esteem and worth, and much more.

 

Children often work through 'issues' in a sand play, 'play' session where at times the presenting issue may not even be mentioned directly by the child, yet when the 'play' is completed there can be an inner resolution or change in behaviour that continues on into everyday life.

 

The Modalities are our 'toolbox' as it were, and for different clients and situations we are able to engage with one or more of the 'tools' that enables the client to work through the presenting issue effectively.

 

In the session we encourage free expression of emotions, in a safe and supportive environment. A sense of safety and unconditional support is essential for clients to touch into their emotions. Once the emotional content is understood we encourage a period of integration for a more cognitive understanding, to absorb the deeper contents of the emotional experience.

 

Group sessions for adults can be arranged, the process of 'sharing experiences' can be of great value and we often hear, 'I thought I was the only one who felt like that'.

 

The realisation that one is not alone with their 'problem' can be a gateway for personal healing.

 

Holotropic Breathwork

 

Holotropic Breathwork is a powerful experiential approach accessing the inner healing wisdom within each individual.

 

It utilizes breathing, music and focused energy release work to access the deeper dimensions of the psyche that can include biographical, perinatal and transpersonal realms of consciousness.

 

Life's many challenges from birth onward can leave us puzzled - 'why are my relationships unsatisfactory?' – 'why do I feel angry, afraid, frustrated, betrayed, unmotivated, inadequate, spiritually adrift?'- in ways that go deeper than just  present day events.

 

All these and much more may provide gateways into the deeper realms of the 'self' where underlying issues may find healing.

 

 

We are offering individual and small group Breathwork sessions for those who wish to explore or deepen their inner work/journey

Integrative Therapies

01460 249771