Often the difficulties that bring us to therapy are troublesome and unwanted, and it is often the willingness to find a professional that allows the potential for insight and more choice. Over many years of training and working with people I have developed a deep respect for the unconscious as well as the individual who is with me.
My original training at Re-Vision is Integrative Transpersonal and forms the basis of my approach, with the spiritual dimension in its model of the psyche and understanding human nature; the transpersonal grounded in psychodynamic theories; the use of art, creativity and the imagination to explore the unconscious; the theories from Carl Jung and the importance of the therapeutic relationship.
It is what you bring to our meetings that will be the guide to our work including your feelings, thoughts, memories, dreams, all that needs to be heard, which may feel uncomfortable or unacceptable at times. I will respond to you as a unique individual, primarily through the conversation and the relationship that develops between us, and I may offer to work with images, dreams, creative art therapies such as paper and crayons, or give attention to symptoms felt in the body.
Bringing your inner world to a stranger is a courageous step and is intimate in its nature. Past relationships are key in how we develop growing up so the relationship that grows between us can also help us in our understanding and be a valuable part of the process. Through seeing and listening more closely bridges are built to what is unconscious, developing a deeper connection within and greater understanding. This allows for new resources to develop and more choices to emerge for you.
The next step would be an initial meeting which will provide an opportunity for me to find out about you and what is troubling you, and for you to gain a sense of who I am and how I work. There is a fee for this appointment and no obligation to continue if you wish.