Services

This page contains some information on the types of work and formats I offer, which break down into four main categories:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling
  • Personal Development
  • Consultation, Analysis and Assessment

Below are also listed some of the difficulties, diagnoses or themes people have brought to me over the past 20 years.  It is by no means an exhaustive list and you should contact me if you have specific needs or difficulties not listed here.

 

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Formats

Modalities

Orientation

  • Existential Analysis and Psychotherapy
  • Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling

Summary of Service

  • An analytical and experiential psychotherapy and counselling practice that can address most psychological, emotional and relationship difficulties
  • A depth approach to psychotherapy: non-pathologising, hermeneutic, somatic, transpersonal
  • Goodwill Policy: full refund if you are not satisfied with the quality of support you receive in any session you attend

 

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Psychotherapy and Counselling Features

 

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General issues people have brought to therapy

This is not an exhaustive list and a description of your particular needs may not be listed here.  Please enquire if in doubt.

Existential Analysis is fundamentally non-pathologising of people, and views and relates to individuals primarily in human terms rather than via problems or diagnostic labels.

Self:

  • low self-esteem, poor self-image
  • insecurity, lack of identity, unstable sense of self
  • lack of confidence, assertiveness or direction
  • loneliness, social isolation, feeling ‘disconnected’, ‘not fitting in’
  • outsiders, non-conformists, unique, shy, highly sensitive or solitary individuals
  • dissociation, derealisation/ depersonalisation
  • deliberate self-harm, self-loathing
  • addressing the underlying causes of eating disorders and addictions
  • lack of support in life, not coping
  • depression, unhappiness in life, lack of meaning (including post-retirement and bereavement)
  • dreams, nightmares
  • coming to terms with who you are and your ‘shadow side’
  • psychiatric diagnostic labels – please enquire

Past:

  • a troubled or abusive past or present
  • Traumatic events (loss, all forms of abuse, rape) 
  • Post Traumatic Stress (associated with PTSD and c-PTSD, DD, DID for example)
  • childhood- and family-related difficulties
  • living with regrets, tragedy or loss

Anxiety and Emotions:

  • worry, habits, guilt
  • stress and panic attacks
  • fears and phobias
  • general anxiety and trauma-related anxiety
  • being easily overstimulated or overwhelmed
  • difficulty coping with emotions
  • guilt, shame, embarassment, vulnerability and other difficult feelings

Relationships:

All problems, including:

  • workplace, family, partner, social group problems
  • healing before looking for another relationship
  • difficulties with intimacy, openness, expressing oneself
  • coping with a relationship ending
  • controlling behaviour
  • mediation between separated or conflicted partners and family members
  • surviving an exploitative/ abusive relationship (including narcissistic or sociopathic exploitation; sexual, emotional, financial and other forms of abuse)
  • surviving child abuse
  • domestic violence (both sides)
  • anger, rage, violence and passive-aggression
  • bereavement, grief and loss
  • Relationship Skills: develop and improve social skills, empathy, confidence, authenticity and self-protection when engaging with others

 

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Personal Development

  • Life Coaching and Life Assessment
  • Personal authenticity in society:
    • Who am I?: Finding Purpose, Direction, Meaning, Creativity and Motivation
    • the courage to be you and to live with personal integrity
    • Life inventory, review and re-design
  • Present-centred awareness development
  • Grounding: Relaxation, Stress and Anxiety management
  • Spirituality: Developing an Existential Practice
  • Individual yoga tuition
  • Meditation tuition (Mindfulness, Zen, Yoga)
  • Emotional and body awareness development
  • Non-Violent Communication Skills

 

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Workplace, Business and Professional

 

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Psycho-educational Content

  • Which therapy?  The main types of psychotherapy and counselling people offer and how these approaches work.  How to know who and what is right for you.
  • Changing the relationship you have with your own mind with meditation and yoga (e.g. anxiety, depression, OCD etc)
  • Anxiety, grounding and learning to breathe
  • Living with chronic pain
  • Learning Non-Violent Communication
  • Psychosocial support for helpers and carers
  • How to help others help themselves
  • Personal Authenticity: the courage to be
  • ‘Burn out’: prevention and recovery
  • Challenges, pressures and support strategies for students and young adults
  • How to start addressing traumatic experiences in a safe way
  • Survive and thrive as a non-conformist/ minority/ outsider
  • Getting help with mental health whilst limiting the risk of stigmatisation

 

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