My approach to therapy focuses on developing a greater awareness of the body mind connection. This can support you in tapping into your inner wisdom, gaining new insight and in understanding yourself and the world around you. It can give you a new-found confidence and perspective with which to face life's challenges and receive life's abundance in a wholesome way.
The thought of therapy can feel intimidating, but that is why you do not have to go it alone. As a therapist, I am here to support you through this process. It is important to find a someone you can trust; someone you feel drawn to working with. If you feel you would like to book an initial meeting to find out more, then do get in touch. You can decide from there if my approach is something you would like to continue with. If not, there are a number of support structures and therapists out there for you to access. The most important thing for you to do is to reach out if you need help and then to find something that feels right and safe for you.
Yes, there will be times when sessions offer insight and inspiration and then there might be times where therapy feels awkward and uncomfortable, a bit like learning how to walk or talk. It is helpful to be honest about and aware of this. My role as a therapist is to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for you to find out what it is you need to learn to heal and experience a sense of connectedness. I am here to support you in this, but it is you who ultimately has the power to heal you and it is you who can determine the pace that is right for you.
Therapy can help you gain a deeper sense of connectedness and understanding of your life and your life's purpose. It enables you to get to know yourself better; those parts of you that you celebrate and those you perhaps find uncomfortable or painful. My approach to therapy allows you to choose when you want to use spoken or non-verbal (art materials, sand trays and movement) communication within the session. Sometimes working non-verbally helps you to bypass any blocks you may have and enables you to work with hidden material in a way that is more manageable for you. This may evoke emotions that we can witness together within the safety of the therapy setting, allowing you to process them at a pace that is safe for you. You may find that there is a sense of release, or numbness or sometimes playfulness after sharing. I welcome the tears, the numbness and the laughter.
Together we can help you find ways to cope better with both the hidden emotions and the everyday challenges of life, improving your self-acceptance and self-esteem. The idea is that you gain trust in you, so that you can grow in confidence to manage both with and without therapy. As your body-mind connection deepens it will become easier for you to find balance in your mood and general sense of well-being. Humans have emotions and we will have days that feel good and days that feel not-so good. Therapy is not there to ensure we feel great all the time. Therapy helps us to accept ourselves where we are at, to set ourselves free from things that hold us back or hold us down. It helps us to find a way of journeying through life in a way that is more supportive for us. There is no need to be afraid of this journey of discovering you. The timing of things and your understanding will unfold as and when you are ready for them.