Transpersonal counselling aims at balancing mind, body and soul, allowing
you to live your life consciously and joyfully. A Life crisis is seen as an
opportunity for break-through and self-actualisation.
Life is meaningful.
As a transpersonal psychotherapist and counsellor I hold the spiritual
dimension. Your spiritual views and values – or your absence of interest in the
matter – will be fully respected.
Therapy is not just for the intellectual and articulate; indeed, over-use of
the intellect can block feelings and the recognition of emotions.
Therapy can help you to understand yourself better, it can untangle painful
knotted areas which block the way to living a full and happy life.
Talking to a sympathetic friend can be helpful, but it is not the same as
talking to a professional therapist who through their expertise and experience
can help you to facilitate change
This often requires unearthing aspects that make you act in a way that
brings you unhappiness. Long established patterns that no longer serve you may
well emerge. You may have lost touch with yourself and feel that you don't know
yourself anymore. Alternatively there may have been a particular trauma in your
life which highlighted need for support and personal reflection.
Others enter into therapy for personal development, spiritual development
and general growth.
As a therapist I aim to create a good, trusting relationship with the individual I am seeing which I believe is vital for therapy to take place.
In my work, the creating of a safe, non-judgemental environment is crucial
as it empowers and provides autonomy for the individual, which I view as paramount.
The process is different for each individual. It may be helpful in the work
to use creative activities through drawing, symbols, archetypes, role play
What kind of difficulties can be helped?
The issues clients bring are many and varied. Sometimes the 'presenting'
issue turns out to be a symptom of a deeper issue after time for exploration.
Issues I have worked with
Troubled relationships, loss of direction, sexual abuse, low self-worth and
self-esteem, anxiety, panic attacks, lack of life-purpose, depression,
bereavement and overwork.
My specialism include;
- Career / workplace issues
- Relationships and families
- Sexuality and modern family creation
- Personal development
To discuss how counselling/psychotherapy might work for you, a free initial
meeting over Skype can be arranged.