How I work
I offer both short-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy at regular weekly sessions from a comfortable room in Stony Stratford.
Whilst some of our work involves you telling your story, I will also encourage you to bring awareness to your present moment experience, exploring inner processes, sensations, feelings, thoughts and beliefs, your concerns and life experiences and how all of these are embodied as ‘you’. Considering the whole of yourself brings clarity to the familiar but often limited ways we relate to life. In seeing more clearly, there is the potential for living and being ourselves in a more compassionate way by letting go of ways of being that are no longer supportive.
Working with a therapist in an atmosphere of presence and care helps us uncover hidden or unacknowledged feelings and defences which may be contributing to how we handle situations in our life. Receiving the difficulties of our lives with compassion enables us to integrate conflicting or contradictory feelings. As we experience greater acceptance, we can have more confidence in being authentic and real with others in our lives.
Core Process Psychotherapy
Core Process Psychotherapy is the original Mindfulness-based psychotherapy. It combines the wisdom and compassion of Buddhism with western approaches to psychology and is founded on the belief that true healing is only possible to the extent that we can be fully present to the immediacy of our inner and outer experience. This compassionate and relational approach emphasises our wholeness, and the inherent resilience and balance that lies within us all – however hidden these qualities may sometimes seem.
Confidentiality and professional standards form an essential part of Core Process Psychotherapy. All psychotherapy is conducted in accordance with the ethical standards of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).