Transpersonal Counselling

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 & dreamwork.

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 include:
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;
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Career / workplace issues
  • Relationships and families
  • Bereavement
  • Sexuality and modern family creation
  • Personal development
  • Spirituality
To discuss how counselling/psychotherapy might work for you, a free initial meeting over Skype can be arranged.
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