Chris Ambrose – Psychotherapist in Training.
Therapy – Counselling.
At this difficult time of struggle, isolation and feeling alone, do you need to access help.
I am a psychosynthesis psychotherapist in my third year of training.
I am able to offer affordable rates as I work towards my accreditation with the UKCP.
I offer a safe non-judgemental space for you to be heard and share your problems.
I am also a master practitioner in NLP and have a diploma in psychosynthesis coaching ratified by Middlesex university.
I have experience in many different areas of therapy and can work with a wide range of issues. I understand it can take an awful lot of courage to call a therapist and so I offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation to talk through any issues you have and find out how I can support you.
Please call or email for more information.
After years of experience supporting people, I am currently offering low cost, online therapy. I provide a safe space to talk about your feelings and to help bring you clarity around whatever you may be experiencing right now. Please do get in touch and I’ll be happy to discuss how I might be able to support you.
I help people who are facing personal change heal the past without getting stuck in it. I enable them to blossom by developing compassion for the broken parts of themselves, setting them free to live a life of meaning and purpose.
Randy is an integrative psychotherapist with a primary training in Psychosynthesis and supplementary trainings in EMDR (Certs 1-3) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 2). Drawing on his long history with Buddhist psychology and meditation, and over 12 years experience working with complex trauma in therapeutic communities in the NHS and the prison system, Randy helps people reframe difficulties as psychospiritual opportunities to deepen their relationships and expand their potential.
Randy has a special interest in working with trauma and spirituality in the body, using an array of techniques including mindfulness, guided imagery, parts work (subpersonalities, Internal Family Systems) and movement. Offering: psychotherapy, coaching, supervision, group work, training and consultancy.
“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.”
Wild Geese | Mary Oliver
Our symptoms are messages from the Self; unconscious issues are calling for your attention and transformation
I am currently offering sessions online over Skype, Zoom or by telephone.
Hello, I am Ali, I am both passionate about, and fascinated by human relationships and what makes us who and what we are. The whole of my working life has been about connecting with people, listening, coming alongside, seeking to understand and helping to make sense of what life has dealt us, and how we can best respond, learn and grow from even the most difficult life experiences. I qualified as a counsellor in 2003 working in the field of sexual abuse, and trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis in London graduating as a Psychotherapist in 2010. During my training, I lost my son to cancer, which took me on a profound journey into grief and love, which opened me to the depths of Presence and the beauty of life and the growth process that can come through being undefended to human suffering. I have found the Psychosynthesis approach both inspiring, creative and wonderfully healing. The problems that bring us to therapy are also the paths to deeper self understanding and compassion.
I have also studied body psychotherapy and believe that the body and mind are not separate, but work together to express our pain and our joy in life. Our bodies can be a miraculous and highly attuned ‘mother’ to our mind and soul, so require inclusion in the therapeutic process. I am deeply nourished by my relationship with Nature and honour’ the wild and untamed’ inside, as well as around us, I practice outside as well as from my therapy room, I work face to face, in groups and via the internet and telephone.
I also work as a supervisor, a ceremonialist and am qualified in Lifespan Integration. I love to dance, drum, walk with my dog and be with people in our mutual quest for self understanding, psycho-spiritual growth and healing.
I have over 25 years’ experience leading, managing, consulting and delivering innovative solutions in micro businesses to global enterprises achieving mission critical sustained outcomes in a variety of industries. Organisation transformation and high performance work team coaching from 2010, with professional personal (life, work and leadership) coaching from 2018.
Why Do I Coach?
“Great players and great teams need great coaches too”. This work chose me. In this I finally found the creative construct for my ceaseless curiosity – I find purpose in guiding people to find their path, and then transition to live and lead authentically.
Why Do People Choose My Coaching?
We all benefit from being listened to and receiving feedback with open hearts and minds. My coachees discover a new authentic understanding of themselves and the world as they travel towards their meaningful life goals aligned to their meaning and their purpose.
What Do I Believe About Coaching?
I received great benefits when I asked a coach for help. Through his coaching my vision of myself and the world changed to something I believe in and journey joyfully forward with. We need to believe that we’ll be okay with this next seemingly difficult step, and the next, and the next. Coaching creates a tension between safety, adventure, excitement and nervousness in service of the coachee’s change-ability, and thus to growth that personally matters.
What’s It Like To Work With Me?
You know you are heard, you are seen, all of you is included, and you are accepted unconditionally. You will notice yourself, your outer world and your inner world differently. I challenge and teach you to identify and disidentify with all of your parts. I am a dedicated, kind and calm guide and travelling companion. The work you undertake with me is manageable, amazing and the experiences you have as your path emerges one step at a time are impossible to predict at the start of our journey together.
What Do You Receive From Working With Me?
To maintain focus and track progress, I typically work in sets of six sessions over three months. For each set we define your goals and work towards them. We meet fortnightly for one hour to track and “ground” your progress, to explore different perspectives and discover opportunities that become stepping stones that build up your inner abilities naturally as you journey forwards. We know you are doing it right when you are a little uncomfortable and your “goldilocks goals” turn from ideas and dreams into reality.
Outside Of Work?
I love being with my wife and eight year old son, learning, investment dabbling, travelling, cooking (especially spicy Thai specialities), eating experiences, wonderful wines and whiskies, mesmerising movies, immersive music, walking, cycling, tennis, swimming, exercising, holistic treatments, and especially conscious conversations.
I see clients between West London and The City, and more recently over FaceTime, WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Discord, Slack and WebEx. And when all that internet high tech breaks, sometimes even the phone for clients who have been with me long enough.
True freedom is the inner space you master to choose what is (good) for you.
A warm, wise, connected presence, humble, healthy energy flow.
I am a counsellor in training offering low cost therapy in the Halesworth area in Suffolk.
Sometimes in life we find ourselves caught; in a relationship that isn’t going anywhere, in a job that feels like its lost its meaning, ultimately in a life where we are just going through the motions. We feel trapped.
In that moment we can find ourselves overwhelmed by the despair of how to do things differently to bring real change. We are often left feeling anxious and unheard, a lonely, frustrating and upsetting time with seemingly no-one around us who gets what we are going through.
I am here to walk that path with you; through engaging with your thoughts, your feelings and your soul we will work to uncover what was lost or unknown releasing you from unhelpful cycles and habits.
No life is entirely without suffering and seeking help often means transforming a painful event into a new source of meaning and hope. At some point we all feel tested to our limits. Seeking professional support during these difficult times can transform stressful, painful issues into positive energy and fresh insights. Helping you to honour and accept who you truly are, to believe in yourself and find your voice is what I strive to achieve in our counselling sessions. My aim is to welcome the parts of you as well as all of you and explore your symptoms and difficulties together.
I am studying for an MA in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy which focuses on the Psychospiritual ‘being’. As a qualifying Psychospiritual Practitioner, I am fully insured, registered with the UKCP, hold an enhanced DBS and am under supervision at the Institute of Psychosynthesis in London. I have also completed a Diploma in mindfulness meditation. I believe this is a powerful tool in creating a space where we can reconnect with our consciousness and be in the moment.
Psychosynthesis goes beyond the treatment of an illness and focuses on the well-being and fulfilment of the individual. It benefits people who are seeking peace of mind and looking to discover greater meaning and joy in their lives. It provides a nurturing space to work with both the darkness and emerging light in our lives.
I speak English and Spanish and I am happy to use either language to suit you. I offer negotiable fees and work in Central London.
I am originally from Australia and have lived in London for 7 years. I am a Psychosynthesis counsellor and psychotherapist in training under supervision who works with clients to guide them on a journey of self discovery, self realisation and self fulfilment. Working in partnership with my clients, I create a sacred and supportive space to encourage and empower people towards discovery of their potential and their power through personal unfoldment. My holistic approach involves taking an energetic and spiritual perspective. I combine traditional talking therapy with, guided imagery, meditation, mindfulness, journaling, inner child work and energy healing techniques to help clients achieve awareness, emotional balance and freedom.
I believe that working through your pain, empowers you to find who you truly want to be. I can assist with a range of issues including, anxiety, addiction, high sensitivity, negative beliefs, personal power, depression, self-worth, confidence, loneliness, change and transition, relationships, direction, crisis and meaning and bereavement.
I offer low-cost counselling and psychotherapeutic counselling on-line and in person in East Sussex and currently have vacancies for clients.
I have been a full time doctor and medical scientist for much of my life and I first came to counselling and psychotherapy more than 20 years ago during a mid-life crisis. About 5 years ago I decided to train as a therapist myself and I qualified as a counsellor during the summer of 2019. I am now extending my practice and my training with the intention of qualifying as a psychotherapist.
We all struggle with life’s ups and downs at one time or another and sometimes we can get stuck in old patterns of thoughts, feelings or behaviours. Counselling and psychotherapy offer opportunities to talk about life’s frustrations and to explore deep emotional issues with the aim of resolving them or decreasing their power and providing more choice for the future.
My approach acknowledges that suffering can be caused by a loss of contact with who we really are and much our work together will be aimed at restoring, renewing and strengthening this contact with your true Self and supporting you in living your life from this deep place of inner peace and love.
I live and work across the country on Zoom with a base in Lancaster. What I offer is truly unique. A rich spectrum of psychological and spiritual services that are carefully designed and costed to meet the needs of each and every individual. The experience I create is gentle and inviting; a safe space where all of who you are and all of your life experiences (the good, the bad and the ugly) are honoured and accepted with gratitude and compassion. My purpose is to guide you beyond your limitations, beyond life and work difficulties, beyond symptoms and problems to become the best and most desired version of yourself.
Dare to be great.
I have spent the last 25 years providing mainstream psychological services in the UK and the USA within victim services, the criminal justice system, social care and the education system. As a qualifying psychospiritual practitioner, I am insured and registered through APP, UKCP, BACP with an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring (DBS), safeguarding (young people & adult) as well as first aid certification. I remain under statutory supervision at the Institute of Psychosynthesis London founded under the care and guidance of Italian psychiatrist, Roberto Assagioli.
I offer affordable counselling to people living in the Saffron Walden area.
I work with individuals who experience issues as a result of dysfunctional relationships in their personal and/or professional lives. This includes people who are are suffering as a result of long-term relationship break-ups, people who might identify with the term ‘codependent’ and people whose lives are being impacted by an addict/alcoholic family member.
When a relationship ends, living with the loss of a significant other can feel devastating. Living within difficult relationships can be a source of enormous stress and anxiety. Whatever the circumstances, we can lose sight of ourselves in our attempts to avoid conflict and abuse and just survive day to day.
However, there often comes a point where we want to re-claim our lives but recognise we need help in doing so.
If this resonates with you, why not contact me?
Additonally, I provide supervision to trainees and qualified counsellors and psychotherapist
Additonally, I provide supervision to trainees and qualified counsellors and psychotherapist.
It takes a great deal of courage to recognise and acknowledge to ourselves that we are suffering and struggling to cope with life. The next courageous step is to accept that we need help, that we want to get better, and then to reach out for that help and support. Please be assured that by browsing this website you are taking the first tentative steps on your road to recovery. Most of us remain hidden to ourselves going through our lives as if we are asleep on automation enduring rather than living. Aware that at the core of our being something is not right and that there must be more to life than this. However, often it is a crisis, a major life change or a worsening of our symptoms that leads us to counselling and psychotherapy.
Hello, I am a fully qualified counsellor, having started training in 1998 and in part-time private practice in 2000. I am a member of BACP and have completed the four-year training programme at the Insitute of Psychosynthesis, where I was awarded my Counselling Diploma in 2017 and Master’s Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychology in June, 2019. My Master’s Degree in Psychosynthesis Psychology was awarded by Middlesex University in 2019. My thesis was recognised with a distinction and the Emma Stavrou Thesis Award. I am completing a seven-month Couples Counselling training in July 2020. I have experience working in private practice and also in an NHS hospital setting (LivingWell CIC at St Charles Hospital) and the low-cost counselling service at the Psychosynthesis Trust. I have worked with clients on issues of trauma, anxiety, self-esteem, crises of meaning, grief, addiction and co-dependency, body dysmorphia, chronic illness, depression, and career-change and life-stage transition. I also part of a pilot project called ConnectWell, a cross-disciplinary initiative to combat loneliness and isolation. I have some evening availability and Fridays in the daytime. My therapy room is one minute walk from Richmond tube and train station. During the current pandemic, I offer sessions on Zoom. Thank you, Carole
Coaching and Mindfulness
When looking for a Life Coach you will want assurances that you are in good hands. I have a BSc in Psychology and a Diploma in Psychosynthesis Life Coaching. I am currently studying for an MA in Psychosynthesis Psychology. This in-depth training means that you can have confidence that together we can manifest the change you are looking for.
Firstly we would speak over the phone and if you want to proceed we would meet for an initial ‘chemistry’ meet up – this is free of charge and no obligation, just to get a sense of working together and for me to hear a bit about you.
After that we would meet for six x 1 hour sessions over a twelve week period. You would choose a goal and we would work together to get you there. Psychosynthesis coaching is a conversation-based coaching where I guide you towards your own inner voice of intuition. I also use meditation and mindfulness practices within the session. By the end of the six sessions you will have achieved your goal, feel more aligned with your inner wisdom and have practical mindfulness tools to take yourself forwards with confidence.
I offer a sliding scale of £40-80/hr for one hour based on your affordability. I work from a coaching space in Hampstead and Hendon. During this time of COVID-19 we would work online using Zoom or Skype.
My background is in leadership and entrepreneurship. However, all goals and all people are welcome.
I look forward to our initial conversation and taking it from there.
I am a fully qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor with several years of experience.
I am a member of UKCP and abide by its code of ethics.
There is no problem too big or small, even a fleeting feeling of curiosity can lead to a great journey of self discovery.
Psychosynthesis is a therapeutic approach to overcoming life issues. It is a philosophy of living, which enables a client to find a unique spiritual path towards personal freedom, development and growth.
I am a therapist in training, offering affordable counselling. Also, I speak two languages, English and Russian.
Key areas working with clients include:
- Psychological disturbances, such as frustration, anger, anxiety and panic attacks
- Feeling stuck, imposter syndrome, fears of missing out
- Family issues, and confrontational situations at work
- Creative expression and sexuality
- Addictions and 12 Step recovery
With courage, compassion and curiosity we would work through the method of exploring your world together in order to create a bigger picture from which you can use to make different choices with more understanding and meaning in the future.
In todays world it is easy to become stuck or lost along the way. We can loose sight of what truly makes us happy or we can loose our sense of self and become quite paralysed at times.
Psychosynthesis therapy can help you to come into a more positive relationship with yourself and the world around you. This serves to move you closer to your hopeful vision of things now better. I will be with you in exploring how your feelings are impacted and help you to discover your own path of healing.
People seek counselling for various reasons
– Personal development, insight, and Self knowledge
– Addressing and resolving feelings of distress and/or loss
– Managing challenges with mental health
– Regaining psychological wellness
– Improving relationships
Psychosynthesis is a psychology of hope. As a trainee Psychosynthesis Counsellor/Psychotherapist I offer counselling sessions at a discounted price. We meet together for an agreed number of sessions focussing both on the presenting current issue(s) routed in the past, as well as looking to a purposeful future. I help you to reorient your direction towards personal meaning and values, assisting you to become more of your true Self while addressing your holistic needs.
A space to explore your needs. Let’s find ways to live happier more productive lives. In Counselling we can make sense of our feelings, behaviours and daily challenges, so we can overcome them with confidence and understanding. I am here to support you through this process. Together we can create a safe space to explore your needs in a way that feels right for you.
Symptoms can appear to be isolated problems in their own right and so we often overlook their root causes. Working to understand how your experiences inform your behaviour makes the symptoms more identifiable and in time, manageable.
You may be suffering with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, phobias, discontentment, patterns in your life that are holding you back; relationship difficulties, separation, divorce, family issues, children leaving home, death of parents, abuse, bereavement, trauma (ancestral, historical or recent), self-esteem (confidence and love for yourself), feeling sad, loss of identity, not knowing who you are, feeling lost for example. These are all normal issues that we all face and are often not talked about and included as part of life.
Addressing symptoms and their causes helps create a more well-rounded version of ourselves. By choosing therapy, you are making a gentle commitment to yourself to do this in a confidential, non-judgemental safe space. I am here to listen.
I work with individual adults of all ages. I offer a free initial telephone conversation which gives you the chance to ask me questions and for me to get a sense of what you might need. There is no obligation, just a time for you. The priority is for you to work with someone you can trust.
Therapy is an important healthy part of our lives, our inner world is just as important as our outer world – it is part of our health and who we are.
Have you ever wondered if there could be more to life? Do you experience feelings of depression or anxiety?
Psychotherapy can help you in decluttering the defensive layers that are hindering your capacity for a true connection with yourself, life and others.
As a trainee psychotherapist, I will work in a way that enables you to recognise the voice of your higher self which gets overpowered by the voice of your ego – often disguised as anxiety, fears, and worries – so that you can start to find a closer and healthier relationship with your creative self.
It is a privilege to journey with you with an open heart and to bare witness to the discovery of your inner potential.
In a safe and confidential place, I will listen with empathy and compassion to your life story and difficulties you are experiencing on your journey. Psychosynthesis counselling offers a way of connecting to your creative and unique self. As we all have learned to adapt to our environment, it takes courage to become aware of outdated patterns that don’t serve us anymore. I work on the premise that we all have the capacity to heal our past to live our lives better. I will be with you in exploring how your feelings are impacted and help you to make different choices how you want to be in the world.
I practice from my home in North London. Contact me for an initial confidential consultation to explore what you want to work on and how we could work together. I offer negotiable rates for people on low income.
As a wealth manager in the City, I was attracted to explore psychosynthesis psychotherapy over 25 years ago. I had been finding it difficult to square a sense of who I truly was with the culture of my work environment.
I knew immediately all those years ago that responding to this call from my ‘potential self’ through the promise that psychosynthesis held for me, was the most responsible – and liberating – step I’d ever take.
I have continued an extensive training and practice in psychotherapy in tandem with a long career in the City and offer both private Psychotherapy and Senior Executive Leadership Coaching within organisations.
My particular interest lies in guiding and encouraging people towards self-actualization and the integration of their fullest potential in whatever sphere of life they are engaged. This process may be seen as a journey, which we share together for at time and requires only ‘the willingness and the courage to be’. To participate in life with joy is the goal at the heart of psychosynthesis therapy and coaching – and its achievement often comes in unexpected ways.
Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy & Leadership Coaching with Alex Boyle
What is Psychosynthesis?
Psychosynthesis is an advanced development of classical psychoanalytic, analytic, counselling and psychotherapeutic theory and techniques. Further, psychosynthesis broadens its vision to encompass the spiritual impulse common to all traditions, which leads the individual on in his or her quest for the unique meaning of their life and its ultimate fulfilment. Rooted thus in the mainstream classical approaches outlined above, psychosynthesis extends its field of endeavour to include techniques ranging through art, guided visualisation, dreamwork and imagination, sub-personality work and much more, so that each individual, in his or her own way, is offered an opportunity to re-evaluate their life and bring about change and personal growth, especially when:
- You want to become more at ease with yourself
- You are undergoing a major change in circumstances – for example, through illness, bereavement, employment or divorce
- You want to improve your relational skills or change relationship patterns
- You are experiencing various forms of stress or distress in your life
- You want to explore feelings of anger or depression
- You’d like to build self-confidence and self-esteem
- You are feeling a sense of isolation or meaninglessness in your life
- You are interested in your own personal growth and want to realise creative energies
Psychosynthesis, with its special focus on the development of human potential, aims to encourage people to acknowledge needs at all levels of being: this includes the health of the body, the emotions, the mind and the spiritual or transpersonal dimension. It recognises the influence of past events on the life of every human being and that each individual has a deeper centre of identity; it emphasizes each person’s potential for healing and growth and the individual’s capacities for choice.
Senior Executive and Manager Leadership Coaching
My coaching is based on the 5DL (5 Dimensions of Leadership) and GROW models for senior leaders, business executives and managers. For leaders to be effective quickly, they must be equipped with the right skills, knowledge and behaviours to enable them to lead their team and achieve their company’s business goals.
Drawing on my experience of over 30 years of a City career in fund management, equities analysis and business development and underpinned by my in-depth psychological training, I work with senior leaders to establish a plan of action enabling them to become effective and drive their business and personal goals forward more quickly. My coaching works with the individual’s personal mindsets and values, their relationships and how they operate within their work context.
For example, you may be:
- Taking on a new role or career change
- Implementing new strategy
- Resolving teamwork and management issues
- Encouraging wider collaborative processes across the organisation
- Seeking to improve employee engagement and their potential
I offer specific issue-based coaching – equipping you or your people to manage crucial or sometimes difficult conversations.
The qualities of leadership are explored and developed as we aim for realistic outcomes based on a series of 6 sessions held fortnightly over a 3 month period. These series can be extended to additional sets, if desired.
Qualifications and Training:
I’m a registered member of the Institute of Psychosynthesis and a member of its Training Faculty. The Institute is accredited by the UKCP through the AAP. I’m in supervision with the Institute of Psychosynthesis for its PG Cert in Leadership and Organisational Coaching. I have been a Chartered Fellow of the CISI for many years.
I have practices in Suffolk (Ipswich IP1), North London (Chalk Farm NW3) and the City of London (Chancery Lane EC4).
You are welcome to contact me on:
Weekly counselling or psychotherapy: £75 per 50 minute session – concessions may be possible.
Leadership/executive coaching either private or sponsored: please enquire.
My name is Dolma Beresford and I am a qualified Psychosynthesis Counsellor and in training as a Psychotherapist (under supervision), I offer low-cost counselling in North London.
If you’re searching for a counsellor then it’s likely you are experiencing some kind of distress, discomfort or dissatisfaction. This could be for many different reasons, i.e. relationships, family matters, bereavement, loss, ill health, work worries. Equally, you may have no idea of a cause but just a feeling of emptiness or lack of purpose. Counselling is not only helpful for big traumatic life events. It can also help for times when you are at a crossroads or are feeling “stuck”.
Everyone goes through challenging situations, and while you may have successfully navigated other difficult periods in your life, sometimes you need a little extra support. Through counselling, you are given a safe and confidential place to talk over your difficulties with someone who is trained to help you and committed to supporting you.
Please feel free to contact me and we can have an initial conversation about whether counselling may be appropriate for you. This initial conversation can be face to face or via email or telephone. Whatever makes you feel most comfortable and makes that initial step feel less daunting.
Whatever you bring, a gentle exploration of the issues usually reveals a deeper picture that helps you to make sense of what is happening.
I really look forward to hearing from you.
I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist and have worked in private practice for over 30 years with individuals, couples, groups and supervising other practitioners. I find it deeply rewarding to support people with their lives, work, relationships and in creating a lifestyle that has meaning and purpose for them. This involves finding healthy connection with ourselves, other people and with our community/world, expressing the values that matter to us.
I like to be an “allie” to my clients through life’s challenges and changes – of which there are many. I strive to give empathy, respect and a supportive professional relationship on which you can rely. Together we look at any patterns and obstacles from the past, also at who and where you want to be, developing skills and resources so you can move towards it.
I work with relationship issues with partners, family and friends, and with a range of difficulties you may encounter, such as coping with stress, anxiety, depression, loss and change. These are opportunities for us to grow and to learn to treat ourselves with compassion. We cannot always choose what happens to us, but we can choose to respond to it in the best possible way. I am here to walk with you through the difficult times and to help you do that.
Making change requires self-awareness and courage.
My aim is that every person who walks through my door is given the tools and conditions they need – not just to survive, but also to grow and thrive.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression or loneliness? Or do you perhaps suffer from low self-esteem, and struggle to find purpose in life? Are your relationships fulfilling for you, or do you struggle to have meaningful and satisfying connections with others?
My intention is that I provide a safe, non-judgmental listening ear to those in need. To this end, I am able to call upon my training and studies in both Eastern (yoga, meditation, tantra) as well as Western (astrology, tarot, plant medicines) spirituality and mysticism.
Together, we will work towards strengthening your connection to your innermost being, giving you tools to be able to access your own inner guidance and wisdom, such that over time you are gradually able to come into a more grounded and centred space within your being. I would also like to work with you on opening your heart to all the joy, beauty and abundance that is your birthright. My ultimate aim is that you should be able to step into being a conscious co-creator of your own reality and connect to your soul’s infinite creative potential, thereby empowering you to achieve your heart’s deepest desires in this life.
My interests lie in nurturing a creative and interactive life journey which can prove tougher than we imagined. We may end up frustrated with what we do or don’t do and find we do not feel fulfilled with how we spend our precious time.
I believe we are all unique beings and as we may loose track of who we actually are the respite of therapy can shine a light on things and provide different perspectives. Furthermore there is a hidden gift in our life’s struggles that has the potential to empower our future endeavours as we re-discover ourselves.
At our first appointment we will discuss your current issues and establish the focus of our work together should we decide to do so. I have several consultation slots available. Sessions are £35 and weekly. I look forward to discussing your needs.
I am a counsellor working with adults at every stage in life; how we relate to ourselves can open us up to more meaningful relationships in our outer world. I provide a safe, stable and creative place to explore both historical and present life patterns that can be worked with to illuminate and provide gateways to a more integrated, authentic self and sense of purpose.
Some areas I work with, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, life goals/personal development, creativity.
I am working towards my MA in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy at the Institute of Psychosynthesis (accredited by Middlesex University, London), having completed my counselling training at the Institute.
I worked at MIND in Hastings from 2009-2013 as an art facilitator and activities coordinator.
As an arts facilitator, I work with MENCAP adults.
I am a practicing artist, with a BA Hons degree from the Slade School of Art (University College London)
I also hold a BA in Human Development from the school of education at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA
UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) member
Over 50s Health + Wellness Coach
My work as a Health Coach for people aged 50+ takes place in Canterbury, Kent and on Skype and Zoom.
I support individuals to achieve their health and wellness goals, grow confidence in their health choices and identify (and implement) ways to maintain health and prevent illness.
I am currently training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and offer low cost SE sessions in Canterbury helping people with symptoms of stress or trauma or who are challenged by the demands of modern life.
**Coronavirus COVID 19** We are living in unprecedented times and therefore, given the most recent guidance from the WHO, I am able to offer online counselling sessions to new and existing clients during this interim period.
The threat of Coronavirus (COVID 19) brings with it feelings of tremendous fear and anxiety in the face of uncertainty. This is only made worse by the idea of extended self-isolation.
It is natural to feel fearful in the unknown present.
It is both a natural and understandable response to feel anxious, stressed and helpless.
But know that even if you find yourself physically isolated, support is and can be available to you.
I believe that now more than ever, one to one counselling needs to be as accessible for anyone who needs it, which is why I also offer a few low-cost places in my private practice.
Sessions can be for a few weeks, months or even longer – whatever you need. So please feel free to contact me if you are struggling and are wondering if counselling might help you get through this challenging and frightening time.
Connection is key to both emotional and physical healing. We can work together to support your mental health and emotional well-being as you also prioritise your physical health. All from the safety and comfort of your own home.
Take care, I wish you well. Karen
Karen Rawden is a Counsellor and Trainee Psychotherapist offering individual low-cost counselling with a psychospiritual context. Find your life-meaning, heal your past, transform your life and your future.
Psychosynthesis is a model of Transpersonal Psychology often referred to as “soul work”. It considers the spiritual nature of a person and treats by uniting all aspects of the self – emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual to heal painful histories to get back in touch with the person you truly are and to discover all that you may be.
Working with a Trainee Psychotherapist means that clients benefit in two ways – support that grows as the therapeutic relationship develops and more affordable therapy.
Karen is under supervision at the Institute of Psychosynthesis in London, accredited by Middlesex University. She has trainee membership with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) and abides with their code of conduct.
More information about Karen and Psychosynthesis can be found at http://www.karenrawden.com or give simply give her a call on the number above.
I am a Psychosynthesis Psychotherapeutic Counsellor clinically accredited with UKCP, and a Registered Member of BACP.
Experiences that shaped me as a therapist include: life long meditation practice, twenty years working as a Specialist Palliative Care Nurse supporting people living at the threshold of end of life, experience in the arts, and working with nature as a resource and mirror of the soul.
Symptoms and issues leading you to seek therapy, will be explored both at level of personality with defences and family dynamics, and at a deeper holistic level, as valuable potentials and qualities coming through. Clients often feed back that getting their more essential nature/spirit seen and experienced, is the unexpected most valuable outcome of Psychosynthesis therapy.
The sessions are a mix of talking therapy and use of imagination and the body as resources, through guided visualisation, feeling in to sensations in the body, and drawing with crayons.
Some issues I have worked with are: anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, disability, life limiting illness, childhood trauma, suicidal thoughts, concerns around addictions, struggle to connect to body or feelings, sexual expression and identity, existential and spiritual dilemmas, struggling to realise goals, and looking purpose and direction.
I work short, medium or long term depending on client’s need and ability, and I am experienced in working online or through telephone. Please contact me via e-mail with any enquiries and to arrange an initial conversation or session.
I work either in person or by video conferencing platforms like Zoom currently. I offer concessions for those on low income to enable access to therapy for all. Please visit my website for more information.
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. Psychosynthesis has been described as ‘a psychology with a soul’, it recognises that each of us is on a journey through life that is both purposeful and meaningful, even though at times it can be difficult and painful. I am here to offer a sanctuary – some time for yourself in which to explore in depth what it is really like to be you.
I believe taking time out of our lives to step back and take stock is really important. I have been trained to help you explore your experience and will support and guide you to find new perspectives and direction.
I have practice rooms in both St Albans and Hendon, if you feel I can be of assistance to you please do not hesitate to call or email for a relaxed discussion about what you are seeking.
I trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis and graduated in 2001. I work with individual adults. I offer psychosynthesis psychotherapy and counselling, and also energy healing either in person or at distance. Most often these days clients like to have sessions which include both these elements, as energy healing can greatly speed up and enhance the benefits which can be felt from the counselling .
I have been practising psychosynthesis psychotherapy for over twenty years now. I continue to add skills often geared towards developing my work with energy – as I find this area increasingly fascinating, efficacious and rewarding.
As an accredited member of UKCP I work under the UKCP Code of Ethics and Practice. I am also a member of the APP ( Association of Psychospiritual Practitioners) .
Please see my website http://www.lighthealer.co.uk for more information about myself and my work.
Sometimes we lose our way, lose our connection to our true ‘Self’
As a psychosynthesis psychotherapist, my aim will be to guide you back to living as you were meant to be.
By releasing the shackles of limiting behaviours and ideas that formed through your upbringing and environment, choices become available to bring about a more purposeful and meaningful life.
Therapy is a space for reflection – A time to explore
The way I work is creative and informal. Coming from a background of the arts, my interests span cinema, theatre,art, music and poetry; all of which inform the healing techniques I find most powerfully transformative.
I came to Psyhosynthesis through my own experience of ‘Dis-ease’ which gives me personal insight and empathy with the suffering of others.
When I am asked what is distinctive about the way I work with clients, three principles emerge. The most important is I “see” the person, not their problem, not their symptoms (such as anxiety, depression, stress, feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness or loneliness). I know that behind a battle with any problem, difficulty or loss, is another human being, a unique individual, a fellow traveller.
I am always careful never to confuse the person with the situation they find themselves in. We all have problems, it is how we face them that matters, not how the world judges us. People have always been important to me, and I accept them for who they are. I like to think I can talk with anyone. It is what makes us tick that matters, what makes us sing and what makes us cry, our drives, interests and purposes.
Addressing a mental health issue is as much about learning as it is about healing, it is about getting to know previously unseen parts of ourselves, and learning how to improve communication between our different parts. I help people to help themselves. As the old adage goes:
Give someone a fish, and you feed them for a day;
Teach someone to fish, and they feed themselves for life.
It is a real privilege to work with people facing difficult times, to offer myself as guide to those brave unsung heroes or heroines. I can’t help notice that when people address their darkest thoughts and negative feelings, it is as though a light is switched on inside them. They became much happier and live more fulfilled lives. Mental health and well-being is not just about getting rid of bad things, it is also about opening ourselves up to wondrous things.
I can help clients move from healing to development, and my role transforms from counsellor to coach. The many years I spent in difficult schools, as a teacher and as a leader, helped me to appreciate the relationship between mental well-being and the learning of simple yet powerful skills. On a personal level, I’ve always been committed to experiencing the best education and training available.
As a teacher, I obtained a number of higher University Degrees, including a Doctorate in Education Leadership. As a Registered counsellor and psychotherapist, I trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis (organisational member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy) in London. I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and APP (Association of Psychospiritual Practitioners) confirming my role as a personal guide. I keep myself up-to-date professionally and donate my time to a local hospital and mental health charity on a regular basis.
I am psychosynthesis psychotherapist and counsellor and I have been in practice since 2001. I trained originally at the Institute of Psychosynthesis in London. I was a faculty member at the Institute of Psychosynthesis and worked as a trainer, Right Relations group leader and course tutor. I am currently in private practise working in North London where I offer therapy, counselling and supervision. I am also a training therapist working with students from different training backgrounds.
My way of working is grounded in psychosynthesis and integrative transpersonal theory and is informed by several threads; Marion Woodman’s BodySoul Rhythms work with dreaming and the body, Authentic Movement and Somatic Experiencing. After completing the MA in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy I went on to train with Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman and completed the Woodman Foundation Leadership Training Program in 2010. I work extensively with the labyrinth, as a metaphor, an archetype and as an embodied meditation practise and I am a Veriditas trained labyrinth facilitator.
I work with a wide range of issues and have a particular interest in exploring how to navigate life’s different thresholds and try to live more of who we really are, whilst also meeting the demands of daily life.
Alongside therapy and supervision work I also facilitate groups and have been offering labyrinth retreat days, trainings and workshops since 2005. My group work weaves together Psychosynthesis, BodySoul rhythms, movement, working with myth and story, meditation and personal reflection and often includes a candlelit labyrinth walk. My workshop information can be found at http://www.journeyofthesoul.co.uk
I am a psychotherapist and chartered psychologist with experience of helping adults who are feeling lost and anxious due to major transitions and crisis in their life.
My therapeutic approach is collaborative, client centred and relational. The outcome of my work with individuals is that they increase their sense of wellbeing, gain insight into difficulties, change ways of behaving and improve their ways of coping. My approach helps people balance their mind, body, feelings and spirit, which can help them to find more purpose & meaning in life and to realise their full potential.
I specialise in supporting adults who have experienced trauma, either as a series of events throughout their childhood/adulthood (complex PTSD) or as a single event (PTSD). I am a qualified EMDR therapist, which is a treatment that is effective for processing unresolved trauma.
I am a UKCP and BACP accredited psychotherapist. I have a Diploma and MA in Psychotherapy from the Institute of Psychosynthesis and Middlesex University. I am a member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland and I’m working towards accreditation.
As a chartered psychologist, I am a member of the BPS register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors and an Associate Fellow of the BPS (British Psychological Society). My PhD in psychology focused on understanding and overcoming resistance to change. I have experience as a leadership coach, group facilitator, personal development trainer and academic tutor. I am a Chartered Member of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology.
I offer a therapy of hope with an eye not only on history, but also on a purposeful future.
I recognise that we all have a True Self and that there are times in life when it can be particularly challenging to express this higher potential. Conflict between our emerging Self and learnt adaptations of the past can cause struggle and suffering. The context for all my work is to support you to live a creative life aligned to discovering and actualising your unique purpose, meaning and values.
I work with clients experiencing the inevitable human suffering caused by bereavement, illness, relationship issues, work related challenges and a whole array of life changes; and with clients who choose to engage with existential issues. My relationship with clients is authentic, collaborative and holistic. I encourage you to be truly you.
My work is informed by my extensive training in Psychosynthesis psychology, psychotherapy, counselling and executive coaching.
I offer a therapy of hope with an eye not only on history, but also on a purposeful future.
I recognise that we all have a True Self and that there are times in life when it can be particularly challenging to express this higher potential. Conflict between our emerging Self and learnt adaptations of the past can cause struggle and suffering. The context for all my work is to support you to live a creative life aligned to discovering and actualising your unique purpose, meaning and values.
I work with clients experiencing the inevitable human suffering caused by bereavement, illness, relationship issues, work related challenges and a whole array of life changes; and with clients who choose to engage with existential issues. My relationship with clients is authentic, collaborative and holistic. I encourage you to be truly you.
My work is informed by my extensive training in Psychosynthesis psychology, psychotherapy, counselling and executive coaching.
I practice from Milnthorpe and Ulverston in Cumbria. Coaching is also available online and I work as an executive coach UK wide.
Psychological work helps us to understand how our personality has developed over time; spiritual work connects us to our deepest sense of purpose, meaning and values. Psychosynthesis embraces both, enabling us to find the ground that holds us through the inevitably changing waters of the river of life.
When we invite a kind attention and compassion to the places where we feel broken and wounded, we begin a process of healing, learning and bringing forth what is calling to be expressed in our life. This builds a deep reservoir of resilience, from which we are able to recognise and move beyond adaptations and limitations linked to early survival, reconnect with our inner wisdom and realise our true potential.
The long-term influences of shamanic practice, Eastern spirituality, yoga, meditation, poetry and myth run through my work. I also have over thirty years’ experience in the corporate world, as an HR Director, leadership development expert and coach.
I am a psychotherapist working in private practice in Norwich, Norfolk. I am also a stress management therapist and have been working with clients in private practice since 2001 as an Autogenic Therapist. I normally work face to face but am able to work online or over the phone when meeting in person is not possible.
You might make the decision to come to therapy because a situation in life has arisen recently that is too emotionally difficult for you to handle alone. Or there may be longer term issues or patterns of distress coming from your history which you have been unable to resolve. Therapy helps you to gain insight into long term patterns of distress, and thus you are helped to begin the process of change. In your first session we will explore whether therapy is suitable for you or not, and then we will have a review after a few sessions before deciding to continue further. Each person’s needs are unique, so your own therapy is tailored to your own needs.
All sessions are strictly confidential.
Bernadette is an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor and coach working within an integrative, Psychosynthetic framework. Her therapy practice focuses on attachment, relationships, eating disorders and personality disorders from her Harley Street Practice.
Bernadette has focused predominantly within the business world for professionals working across a broad range of disciplines, including banking and finance. The journey of self-exploration is always central to her approach and is underpinned by her own professional framework of health, wellness and the soul as it journeys through its own discovery, recovery and future resilience.
Working in both personal and workplace spheres Bernadette has a wealth of experience in corporate shame, narcissism and interpersonal challenges. She delivers seminars, workshops and professional talks within the above themes as related to business and professional development.
Face-to-face and virtual appointments are available.
As far back as I can remember I have always been fascinated by people; ideas about people; and the meanings we make of our world, and after many years in education I turned to the training offered at the Institute. There was the beginning of a very important journey.
Life throws up many challenges, especially in our health and our relationships, and whether we are alone or sharing our life with another, we can sometimes experience fear…doubt; the deepest love….the darkest hatred. We can feel lost…and belong; find joy for life but also experience addiction, depression and paralysing anxiety. There are times when we grow and thrive but other times when we can feel destroyed by life, by what happens to us, and around us.
As we move from one stage of life to another our relationship to ourselves, others, and the world calls us to heal from past traumas, mature internally and externally, and address the ‘crazy’ places we can inhabit as human beings. Psychotherapy is for those who want to do more than just ‘survive’.
I work holistically, with the whole person, and the whole of life. With our sense of separateness and connection to others; with hopes dreams and our suffering. My approach blends the wisdom of ancient teachings with the most contemporary theory in depth psychological and neuroscience.
As confidante and guide I walk alongside my clients in whatever capacity they need on a ‘road less travelled’.
Keith is an integrative psychosynthesis psychotherapist, qualifying at the Institute in 1990. I am also a supervisor, accredited by the Institute in 1996. I am BACP senior accredited (no: 508615) and UKCP registered (no: 930276). From 2003-2010 I was training director of the Psychosynthesis Trust, where I am still a trainer and supervisor. For about 10 years up to 2017 I have been Chair of Training Standards of the Humanistic & Integrative College of UKCP. I am currently completing Roger Evans’s 5DL coaching training. My other field is I am a qualified and registered Alexander Technique practitioner. For many years I have also been a Clinical Associate of Pink Therapy, a network of senior practitioners working with LGBT issues. In terms of therapy and supervision work, I would describe myself as a generalist, with specialisms in the areas of self-esteem, sexuality, relationships and life crises. I work mainly from home in the Rotherhithe/Bermondsey area, and at the Psychosynthesis Trust near London Bridge. (The latter offers disabled access.) My regular fee is £65 per hour for individuals, and £80 for couples, but can make reductions by arrangement.
I am a member of Cambridge Counselling Service, a centrally located practice offering private counselling and pyschotherapy. I see adult individuals in weekly sessions, addressing a wide range of issues, from depression, anxiety and trauma to problems with family, work and relationships. Every person I work with is on a unique journey, but all are striving for wholeness, integration, self-expression and purpose. These are the contexts I hold in my practice and the central principles that form and guide my work.
I offer a creative approach to counselling and psychotherapy – combining talking with the opportunity to use art materials or work with images, body awareness and movement to explore what you long for and what you might be struggling with. Alongside my core training in psychosynthesis I have completed a Certificate in Counselling Skills for Children using the Arts, several weekends training in Somatic Experience and Psychosynthesis, a Certificate in working with Couples. I am a ‘Sesame Practitioner’, and work with movement and story enactment to explore how you experience yourself and your place in the world. Within therapy these approaches can be integrated to suit your preferences and needs.
I am a Psychosynthesis Psychotherapist and Couples Counsellor, UKCP registered and have been working in this field for 20 years. I specialise in relationship issues as well as working with clients to fulfil their aspirations and potential. I am a Trainer at the Institute of Psychosynthesis and though I work in the context of psychosynthesis, my work is also influenced by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn.
Psychosynthesis practitioner, facilitator and guide. I began my professional career as a practising lawyer but branched out into other interests while living abroad with my husband and children. A ‘spiritual awakening’ in Indonesia eventually led me to train in psychosynthesis and from that time I have committed to a deepening of my experiential understanding of ‘Self.’ Since qualifying as a psychosynthesis psychotherapist in 2005, I have added energy therapy, Mindfulness practice and a training in supervision to my portfolio. Nowadays I balance a career in novel-writing with family life, and a thriving private practice in Penn (near High Wycombe), Buckinghamshire. I have a particular interest in the creative process, and use of the imagination in therapeutic healing.
Claire is a UKCP registered therapist, having trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis, qualifying as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in 2005 and has over 15 years of experience. She worked for 3 years as a Case Manager for a national provider of psychological services. She uses an integrative approach with Psychosynthesis as her core model. Claire draws from different methods and techniques to inform her practice, including attachment theory, Transactional Analysis, and Gestalt and uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) where appropriate. Her work values the relationship between therapist and client as integral to supporting the client’s therapy.
In short term work (usually 6-12 sessions) the work can often largely be focused on your particular issues and what you want to achieve. Over the longer period working through difficulty has the potential to facilitate change through the development of a deeper sense of self.
- Relationship issues including couples therapy
- Bereavement and loss
- Life changes/crises
- loss of meaning
- Work Related Stress
- Childhood issues
- Personal Development
I find it a huge privilege to accompany my clients in their journey of unfolding towards a deeper sense of connection to themselves and others, and relational work is at the core of my practice. I am interested in the links between psychological and physical health and in the recent scientific advances facilitating our understanding of the nature of our emotions, and the part our brains and body play. I am committed to integrating this into my work.
I practice to the code of ethics of the UKCP and APP
PG Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Certificate in Working with Couples
Certificate in Psychophysical Therapy
Days of Work
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning, Wednesday late afternoon/evenings
Individual £50 daytime £60 evening appointments
I live on the edge of Bath with my husband and family. I am the mother of 3 and have been a mother for 29 years. I grew up in Australia and have lived in Italy for several years and am a fluent Italian speaker. I have been a psychotherapist for the last 20 years and after a recent 18 month sabbatical, during which I walked the Camino to Santiago de Compostela, I undertook further training in Family Constellations and returned to practice in September 2016. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist I was, amongst other things, an English language teacher. I came to psychotherapy through my own difficult journey of relationship break-up with the ending of my first marriage. Therapy made such a profound difference to how I approached my situation and the way I saw myself and my life that I knew I had found my vocation and began training in 1995 to become a psychotherapist. Subsequent training in couples therapy kindled a passion in me for working with couples and this has been my main focus since 2007.
I am committed to enabling people to find greater peace within themselves and to make choices that enable them to lead rich, fulfilling and meaningful lives creating satisfying relationships for themselves.
“Ultimately we have just one moral duty to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us the more peace there will be in our troubled world.”
I trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis in London and am an accredited member of UKCP and a member of BACP.(The 2 principal organisations representing counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK).
I hold an MA in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy and a BA 1st Class Joint Honours in History of Art and Italian.
In 2007 I completed a further years training specialising in working with couples at The Centre for Relational Couples Therapy..
During my sabbatical break I have done further training in Family Constellations and begun a 3 year training in Astrology from a psychological perspective which I am pursuing.
I am an accredited Feeding Your Demons practitioner as taught by Lama Tsultrim Allione, based on an ancient Tibetan Buddhist shamanic practice for resolving inner conflict.
I subscribe to the BACP (British Assosciation for counselling and Psychotherapy) ethical framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and am bound by the ethical code of my training organisation (IPS)
I am in regular supervision for both my individual work and my work with couples.
I offer long and short term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples in central London. I am UKCP Accredited and a Member of the BACP and hold both diplomas in counselling and psychotherapy and a MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling. I am in regular supervision for both individual and couples’ work with a Tavistock trained couples’ supervisor.
Psychotherapy and counselling are immensely helpful tools when life challenges us beyond what we feel we can cope with: the sudden loss of a job, the breakup of a relationship or the loss of a loved one. But even when we are not dealing with something as big as this and may simply feel adrift, as if life has lost its meaning, or like we are struggling to reconnect to a sense of enthusiasm either professionally or personally, psychotherapy and counselling can help us to understand what is going on and enable us to go beyond limitations set by old patterns which no longer serve us, so that we may evolve into a better version of ourselves.
My commitment to you is to provide you with a safe sanctuary in which we can work collaboratively, to transform times of crisis or stuckness into growth spurts, through which you become a more resourceful, self-directed, fulfilled and happier person. I’ve been running a busy central London private practice for over 10 years and have had very successful outcomes in treating individuals with issues ranging from, anxiety, work stress, relationship problems, addiction, eating disorders, OCD, abuse, bereavement, loss of meaning, blocked creativity and a desire for personal growth and new direction in life.
As well as English, I speak Italian, French and Spanish and am happy to draw upon these with anyone for whom English is not their first language.
I work as a relationship counsellor using EFT – Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. I offer skype sessions. Please see http://www.relatenow.co.uk for more information.
A client gained the insight, “I am a constantly evolving human being,” after several months of Psychotherapy for Soul (quoted with permission).
I quote his words because they clearly sum up what Psychotherapy for Soul is about, which is:
Evolving as a human being.
Expanding our Soul, which means our lived experience of being who we are.
Hence, living a life ever more fruitful, more abundant, with more meaning, more fulfilled, and with more zest for life.
Psychotherapy for Soul: Healing Past Traumas
However, shrinking of Soul begins in childhood:
Some of us suffer trauma through acts of violence against us.
Many of us suffer from the lack of loving care and regard that we need. As a result, we may feel untouched by love.
Even the best of those who care for us have lapses: Times of sadness, grief, pain, sickness, anger, or distraction. Just being human. With an infant’s finely tuned senses, each lapse is a wound to Soul. An infant for whom the only time is now.
As a result of such traumas, the wounding and shrinking of Soul carries over into adulthood. Then, we may suffer: Anxiety, panic attacks. Sadness, depression. Low self-confidence, self-esteem or self-worth. Troubled relationships. Whatever shrinks our lived experience of being who we are.
Therefore, Psychotherapy for Soul is about healing such childhood traumas. Thus, it is about restoring Soul. To help us find the path towards a more vital, fruitful, abundant, meaningful, and fulfilled life.
Psychotherapy for Soul: Visioning the Future
Equally, Psychotherapy for Soul is about the future. There are times when we begin to feel there must be more in life than we are enjoying. Which means, more joy, love, fulfilment, the realisation of whom we truly are.
Psychotherapy for Soul can be exciting, enriching and transforming. A catalyst for profound change in our experience of being alive, by:
Growing as a person. Finding qualities in ourselves we didn’t know were there.
Discovering and realising our potentiality more and more.
Gaining insight into our unique purpose. The meaning of our life. The values which inform and inspire it.
Then, our life can be a journey of self-realisation and joy. Ever more vital, fruitful, abundant, meaningful, and fulfilled.
My Psychotherapy Practice
At the heart of psychotherapy is the relationship between client and therapist. A personal, professional, confidential, therapy relationship. My role is provide a safe environment. In which you can explore your life experience and the issues which trouble you. During regular individual 50-minute sessions, we work together on whatever issues you choose to explore.
I have practiced as a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist for 20 years. I trained at The Institute of Psychosynthesis, London. During the last six years, I have studied the ancient healing practice of Shamanism. I trained at Eagle’s Wing College of Contemporary Shamanism.
Now, I have written a book ‘‘Soulfulness : The Marriage of Shamanic and Contemporary Psychology’’. I describe how a present day form of Shamanism can be integrated into a mainstream therapy practice like mine. From this work, I have developed Psychotherapy for Soul, bringing in a wealth of Shamanic thought and practice:
Shamanic Psychology: The profound wisdom embodied in the Medicine Wheel – the wheel of health and wholeness. Which illuminates many aspects of human existence and human frailty.
Shamanic Practice: Once widespread, these are empathic, gentle, and relaxed techniques serving the restoring and expanding of Soul.
I also provide Couple Counselling.
My psychotherapy practice is in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. I serve clients in Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire, and South Oxfordshire.
To contact me, please go to my Contact page. I look forward to hearing from you.
Cost of Sessions
My standard fee is £75 per 50-minute individual session, and £110 per 75-minute couple session, reviewed annually. At the same time, I am willing to agree a session fee based on what you can afford as a priority expense. Be it less or more than my standard fee.
I offer psychotherapy in South East London, near Crystal Palace and London Bridge, near the City. I use a range of approaches, in a confidential and non-judgemental space, to help you improve your wellbeing and overcome symptoms and issues you might be facing. My aim is that together we can help you improve your wellbeing which can include
• Having a confidential safer space to share your deepest concerns
• Feeling deeply listened to and supported
• Better understanding of the symptoms you experience and why they may have developed
• Developing skills and tools to manage difficult feelings, thoughts and body sensations
• More able to live in the here and now rather than through the legacy of your past experiences
• Knowing, understanding and managing different aspects of your personality
• Knowing and developing a stronger sense of who you feel you really are
• Clearer purpose and direction in life
• More confidence and self-esteem
• Better able to be in relationship with yourself and others around you
• Being more resilient and able to cope with life’s difficulties and their effects on you
Issues you might bring
You are probably looking for help because you are experiencing issues you are finding difficult to manage on your own. These issues and difficulties might include:
• feelings of anxiety or depression
• stress at work and burnout
• lack of confidence and self esteem
• feelings of loneliness and isolation
• difficulties in relationships
• living with the legacy of traumatic experiences
• stressful family life
• separation or divorce
• a sense of being out of control or panic
• lack of motivation and deeper meaning in life and a sense of something missing
• feelings of surviving rather than thriving.
• difficulty in making choices or in achieving certain goals, such as career changes.
I use a range of approaches. My original training was in psychosynthesis psychotherapy. I have since added knowledge and skills in attachment theory, sensorimotor and trauma-informed therapy.
To support you achieve better wellbeing I use a range of approaches. My original training from 2006 was in psychosynthesis psychotherapy. Psychosynthesis therapy is a broad based approach that works to understand the issues and problems that you are currently facing by looking at aspects of your past. It looks at the patterns you have developed and seeks to uncover hidden or underdeveloped parts of yourself so that you can realise your future potential and find purpose and meaning.
I have since added knowledge and skills in attachment theory, sensorimotor and trauma-informed therapy. But the most important aspect of our work together will be whether you feel I am someone you would like to work with and are able, over time, so share your deepest concerns with. Research has shown that the most important factor across multiple different therapy approaches is the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client. A Clinical Psychology Review article in 2013 said “the therapeutic alliance (relationship between therapist and client) plays an extremely important role in the change process”.
So the most important decision you will need to make in choosing a therapist to work with is whether I am somebody you would like to work with. The initial assessment is an important way of helping you know this.
Approach and Duration
The number of sessions will depend on the issues or problems you are bringing, and whether they are specific or general in nature, and is always dictated by your needs and choices.
The first session is an opportunity for us to meet and get to know each other. I will ask you general questions about yourself, your background and your reasons for seeking counseling. You will have the opportunity to ask me questions about my background and experience, the counseling approach I use and anything else you may wish to know.
Each session lasts an hour and we would review the work regularly.
For more information about how I work please see my website http://www.beyondclouds.co.uk
To arrange an initial consultation please contact me.
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Evidence Based Outcomes
Evidence shows that online therapy has many benefits and is an effective treatment method. Some of the key findings from research in this area include*:
- Online therapy has been shown to produce the same positive outcomes as face-to-face therapy
- Overall, patients receiving online therapy are very satisfied with their experiences, with many saying that the service is easy to use and means they don’t have to travel to appointments
- Mental health assessments and diagnoses made using online therapy were shown to be as reliable as assessments made during face-to-face therapy
*Source: World Journal of Psychology
DBT Skills Program Monday Cohort 18:30 – 20:00
Distress Tolerance 1/06 08/06 15/06 22/06 29/06 06/07 13/07 20/07
Interpersonal Effectiveness 27/07 03/08 10/08 17/08 24/08 31/08 07/09 14/09
Mindfulness-Middle Path 21/09 28/09 05/10 12/10 19/10
Emotional Regulation 26/10 02/11 09/11 16/11 23/11 30/11 07/12 14/12
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help better treat borderline personality disorder. Since its development, it has also been used for the treatment of other kinds of mental health disorders.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP. It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Why does DBT teach skills?
Problematic behaviours evolve as a way to cope with a situation or attempt to solve a problem. While these behaviours might provide temporary relief or a short-term solution, they often are not effective in the long-term. DBT assumes that clients are doing they best they can, AND they need to learn new behaviours in all relevant contexts. DBT helps enhance a client’s capabilities by teaching behavioural skills in areas like mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. These skills help people develop effective ways to navigate situations that arise in everyday life or manage specific challenges.
I have been in practise for 20 years and have practising privileges at several Priory Hospitals in the South East. I am a fully accredited UKCP Psychotherapist and have been awarded an MA in Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, DBT. I studied CBT at Surrey University and my MA was awarded by Middlesex University. I am a UKCP Approved Supervisor and have been awarded a PG Diploma in Integrative Clinical Supervision by Middlesex University.
Clinic Information is available here: https://dbtlondon.com
Do you have an intense fear of being left alone, which causes you to act in ways that, on reflection, seem out of the ordinary or extreme, such as constantly phoning somebody (but not including self-harming or suicidal behaviour)?
Do you have a pattern of intense and unstable relationships with other people that switch between thinking you love that person and they’re wonderful to hating that person and thinking they’re terrible?
Do you ever feel you don’t have a strong sense of your own self and are unclear about your self-image?
Do you engage in impulsive activities in two areas that are potentially damaging, such as unsafe sex, drug abuse or reckless spending (but not including self-harming or suicidal behaviour)?
Have you made repeated suicide threats or attempts in your past and engaged in self-harming?
Do you have severe mood swings, such as feeling intensely depressed, anxious or irritable, which last from a few hours to a few days?
Do you have long-term feelings of emptiness and loneliness?
Do you have sudden and intense feelings of anger and aggression, and often find it difficult to control your anger?
When you find yourself in stressful situations, do you have feelings of paranoia, or do you feel like you’re disconnected from the world or from your own body, thoughts and behaviour?
- Avg Cost (per session): Assessment £85
- Weekly 1.5 Hr Online Skills Group : £70
- Online Individuel Session: £85
- Sliding Scale: Yes
- Accepts Insurance: Yes
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Oxford Relationship Counselling
I am a qualified relationship counsellor (MA in Psychotherapy, Institute of Psychosynthesis, Diploma Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in Couple Counselling, Diploma Emotionally Focussed Therapy), registered with UKCP and specialising in working with couples.
There are times when the problems in your relationship become too much and you may feel stuck as a couple – distrust has replaced intimacy and you don’t know how to re-connect with your partner. As a relationship counsellor I do not take sides, but I help both partners to share difficult and often painful feelings in a safe and respectful setting. I will help you to develop skills and awareness so that you can resolve areas of conflict and find greater love and harmony between you.
The sessions are your space: I listen to you and offer feedback, insights and ideas. Your session can be an hour or an hour and a half, and, is at the same time every week. We normally work for 4 sessions and then have a discussion to find out whether you think the therapy is going to be helpful to you. I will indicate roughly how long you may need in order to feel the benefits in your life although it is your decision when you are ready to leave.
The cost of a session is £70, with a concessionary rate of £50, and I offer a student/unemployed rate of £20.
As far back as I can remember I have always been fascinated by people; ideas about people; and the meanings we make of our world.
I worked in education for many years before embarking on my psychotherapy training and my hunger to know more and deepen my practice has never left me. I have subsequently become a supervisor, coach and latterly Sensorimotor psychotherapist working with trauma and the body.
I work holistically, with the whole person, and the whole of life. With our separateness and connectedness to others; with hopes , dreams and human suffering. My approach blends the wisdom of ancient and modern teachings with the most contemporary theory and practice in depth psychology and neuroscience.
I help individuals, couples and groups to understand themselves more deeply, communicate more effectively, cultivate inner power and freedom, and come closer to realising their potential, whatever that may be.
As confidante and guide I walk alongside my clients in whatever capacity they need oftentimes on a ‘road less travelled’.
I understand how life can sometimes be hard, challenging, frustrating and lonely and how it can help to have therapy in those times to support and journey with.
I also understand how therapy can help make an individual empowered, accepting, liberated and aware by providing a safe, respectful and sometimes challenging space.
I work with my clients in a space where we explore together how we can hold the challenges of current life at the same time as living with purpose, meaning and creativity through psychological and spiritual growth.
I am currently available to take new referrals. However, due to the current situation, I am only offering sessions via online or phone. I intend to return to offering face to face appointments at my practice in Brick Lane E1.
As a psychotherapist I look to find a balance between providing a supportive and empathic environment, as well as challenging when needed. In this regard I seek to develop a deep and honest relationship, whilst also adhering to professional boundaries. I draw upon a number of therapeutic approaches in supporting your healing journey. This includes Gestalt, Psychodynamic and Jungian. I am also a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, which means that I work with the whole person, including mind, body and spirit. This helps me to understand the holistic needs of the client. Working transpersonally may include addressing the need to have more depth and meaning in one’s life, or to understand a crisis as potentially being an invitation to have a deeper relationship to oneself and the world.
Whatever your reasons for therapy, my integrative training means that I can adapt my way of working to suit each client’s unique needs, which may change as we work together. I am interested in how our experiences from the past shape our present, in terms of relationships, self-image and self-beliefs. I work empathically with my clients, with an awareness of both what has happened and what is happening in the ‘here-and-now’. I pay attention to what is happening between us as well as what you are experiencing with your breath and body, and may use mindfulness exercises to help you to stay in the present.
I qualified as a therapist in 2007, though have worked in the healing professions for the past 19 years. Through this time I have developed an effective means of supporting clients in crisis. I specialize in offering an holistic approach in the treatment of depression, anxiety, bereavement, and addictions. This means working with all aspects of your experience, as a means of helping you to gain a more complete understanding of the underlying issues related to these difficulties. My experience of working with clients over a 14 year period has shown me that this is one of the most effective methods of fostering lasting change. Having worked in mental health for a number of years I am able to receive referrals from client’s presenting with severe and enduring mental health conditions.
Alongside talking together, I may suggest the use of mindfulness, creative visualisation techniques, drawing, and dream work. These can be a powerful means toward helping you understand and fulfil more of your potential, and the discovery of your real self.
I also use systemic constellations in my work with clients. This can offer a means of understanding and healing inter-generational trauma in an embodied way that allows an insight into the underlying family, cultural and societal systems at play.
For some people beginning therapy can feel uncomfortable or embarrassing; believing that somehow we have failed to resolve our problems through our own means. Often behind this belief is a view of self-reliance that can leave us feeling isolated and anxious about not measuring up to other’s perceived expectations. As a psychotherapist I feel privileged to hear the deep honesty and great courage that many of my clients have in their lives, and how these have helped them to cope in difficult and often challenging environments.
Whether this is the first time you have come to therapy, or you have previous experience, I seek to offer support that is tailored to your needs, at a pace that feels manageable for you.
I currently offer individual supervision within my private practice. I use an integrative approach, whilst holding an holistic focus, which works with the practitioners mind, body, emotions and intuition.
I am also an approved training psychotherapist at Re-vision.
Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus, I am only offering sessions via online or phone. Although, working online is different from face to face, I have experience of successfully working with clients in this format and adapted many of the approaches I use within a face to face context accordingly.
Training and Qualifications:
2007 Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling (Lewisham College)
2017 Post Graduate Diploma in Transpersonal Psychotherapy (Re-vision)
2018 Post Graduate Certificate in Integrative Transpersonal Supervision (Re-vision)
2019 Foundation Training in Systemic Constellations (The Centre for Systemic Constellations)
There is no charge for an initial phone consultation. Thereafter, my fees are £65 a session for counselling, psychotherapy and supervision. I have a limited number of concessionary appointments for students and those on a low wage.
I am currently offering 6 free sessions of therapy for all NHS frontline and emergency workers, who have or continue to be affected by the coronavirus.
A personal crisis may signal that you’re on the threshold of a new way forward.
I provide client-focused, psycho-spiritual counselling and psychotherapy with adults at every stage of life. I work with a full range of client issues, from those that constellate around crisis to those that represent the challenge of awakening – particularly since these experiences are often connected.
As a therapist, I have experience in supporting people through key life events such as: fatherhood, life transitions and retirement, bereavement and grief, trauma and dissociation, and dislocation and belonging. I have also worked with people dealing with challenges of parenting in difficult circumstances, intimacy and sexuality, communication within relationships, depression and anxiety, and questions of gender and identity.
Many of these issues prompt feelings of distress in the form of emotional pain. No life is entirely free of suffering and seeking help often means transforming a painful issue into a new source of hope.
People also choose to work with me from the desire to deepen their connection with themselves and others, to gain a sense of inner authority and leadership, and to explore their creativity and find a greater sense of purpose. Many wish to discover more joy and meaning in their lives.
Couple therapy is now included in my work, and is something I find of special interest. I have an Advanced Certificate in the Study of the Couple Relationship from Tavistock Relationships.
As a Psychosynthesis Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy and Counselling Service in Hendon, North-West London. I also offer on-line and telephone psychotherapy and counselling sessions. Sometimes life can be so overwhelming that we do not know how to cope or where to turn. Talking to a professional in confidence may help you to understand and acknowledge the feelings you are experiencing and enable you to begin to move forward in your life.
I offer a supportive and empathic therapy, focusing on you as a unique individual with your own experiences in a wide range of areas including low mood, relationship difficulties, stress, anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, lack of confidence and feelings of worthlessness in addition to many other concerns. Often there is more than one reason why you might have a vague feeling of upset in your life.
The therapy that I offer is a gentle process that can help you restore your natural sense of harmony and balance. I offer you the time, attention and respect necessary to explore, discover and help you with your worries. I will encourage you to access your own resources and guide you to reach an understanding of your life enabling you to make the choices required towards your own greater Being.
This member has completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance
I am a psychotherapist, offering psychosynthesis counselling, psychotherapeutic counselling, psychotherapy and meditation training.
As a registered and accredited member of the UKCP, BACP and APP, I abide by the BACP and UKCP code of ethics.
Since 2007, I have worked with a range of clients in the following three areas:
- Clients facing one off issues. This could be anything from a relationship break-down, to dealing with a problem at work, or removing a blockage to achieving a goal
- Clients who are affected by, and wish to address, deeper issues. For example, feelings of isolation, fear of intimacy, relationship problems, unresolved family issues, anxiety and depression
- Clients interested in personal development. For example, clients wishing to find who they really are, develop themselves and lead a more satisfying life
I also have experience of working with clients in a range of areas including addictions and those undertaking 12 Step programmes, relationship and family issues, eating disorders, offending, disability, financial and spiritual matters.
Being passionate about my work, I continue to be amazed by what people are capable of in the right circumstances. On a cloudy day, the sun is still shinning, and so it is with you. I believe that within each of us there is a well of innate wholeness and wellbeing, but sometimes we get a little lost and need some help to find our way back.
If you have any questions about how I can help, I would love to hear from you.
Experienced Psychotherapist offering counselling, psychotherapy and supervision in Southfields.
I work with adults who are experiencing life crises, or periods of change and who are seeking new direction in life. Specific issues may include: adults suffering the effects of a difficult childhood which may result in chronic unhappiness, sensitivity or shame; childhood abuse; trauma in adult life, PTSD; trauma symptoms: flashbacks, nightmares, discomfort in the body; anxiety, panic or depression; identity issues: ‘who am I’; difficulties with intimacy and relationship.
The therapy relationship is widely recognised as being important in facilitating healing and growth. I aim to provide a supportive and confidential space in which trust can develop, so that gently challenge and exploration of new ways of being and relating can be included.
My approach is relational and integrative and includes many theories including Psychosynthesis, Psychodynamic theory and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
During the sessions we work mainly through talking but may include working with trauma or body symptoms using mindfulness and movement; working with the imagination and dreams using visualisation and drawing; meditation and journalling.
I graduated from the Institute in 2001, and I offer psychosynthesis psychotherapy, spiritual counselling, multi-dimensional energy healing, energy readings of various kinds, and Deep Soul Healing, near Glastonbury in Somerset. Please see my website: http://www.lighthealer.co.uk for more details.
Colette is registered with the UKCP, a member of APP and her practice is supervised by The Institute of Psychosynthesis, London.
Colette currently lives in Cornwall with her family and has a practices in St Agnes and Falmouth.
Each of my clients brings their own personal journey with their own unique set of challenges and potential. I work with helping my clients to not just manage the difficulties they face, but to help them release the energy that is locked in old patterns and habits, originating in their history, in order to transform their lives and realise their potential.
I am originally from New Zealand and lived in London for 17 years before moving with my young family to Stroud. My practice is in Westbury-on-Trym in Bristol.
I am a group facilitator and trainer at the Institute of Psychosynthesis in London.
Fear, anxiety and phobias
Stress and depression
NOTE: Maurice is available to offer short and medium term therapy between October 2017 and February 2018. He returns to Scotland in March 2018 to continue work on The Sanctuary.
I have been a psychosynthesis psychotherapist for around 20 years. I like to work in a very supportive manner, really hearing you with full attention. I hold compassion and care for you as very important, even whilst challenging you if necessary. I aim to be authentic, honest and open. I keep our work totally confidential.
We can look at therapy as working through four phases:
Phase 1 – becoming aware of your inner world. Most of the time we do not think about our thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations, but each of these drives our behaviour and how we experience life. Often our thoughts, feelings and sensations have their roots in our past and may no longer be relevant, yet still colour our view of the world. To get going in therapy, the first step is beginning to notice what is going on inside you. Doing this is not only the first step, but in its own right brings change. You begin to see that you are more than your thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations: that these are only things that you know. Seeing this starts to bring more peace, love and happiness to your life;
Phase 2 – builds on your growing self knowledge by examining it further, particularly memories and beliefs. When we look at these carefully, we often find that they do not make as much sense as we have imagined. By exploring them we begin to build a more coherent story about our life and to feel more coherent and whole. With this comes increasing flexibility in dealing with life;
Phase 3 – is where we move past the ways we have had to adapt ourself to life, moving past denial, shame and guilt. We begin to open to our deeper needs and our life purpose, meaning and values, rather than those we have inherited;
Phase 4 – takes our new found learning into the world and into all our relationships, whether at home, work or leisure. In this phase our new found openness to ourself allows us to have more open, richer and intimate relationships with others. We learn to love and be loved without betraying ourself.
Although I speak of four phases, in practice all these phases are simultaneous. A better picture would be of a spiral, where we cycle through these phases again and again, but each time at greater depth.
I am passionate about redeeming our experience of suffering and exploring it as a threshold towards a deeper relationship with ourselves and others. I see it as often an initiation that often takes us by surprise, but held with compassion, it can lead us towards transformation and a sense of wholeness that is deep and enduring. After all, suffering in its original translation means “to undergo” ones process in times of change rather than being held captive in fear of life’s challenges.
Einstein said that within adversity lies opportunity. This is a powerful re-frame on what could otherwise be seen as suffering without meaning or opportunity. It also provides me with a resting place from which to approach my client work and life in general, which is with compassion, empathy and creativity.
I draw upon several different therapeutic practices to support my clients’ healing journey. No two clients are the same although they may present with similar issues, therefore I tailor my approach according to the individual, not their symptoms alone. My Psychosynthesis psychotherapy training underpins all my interventions as it teaches us to see the individual as a whole being rather than our psychopathology. Symptoms are therefore sign posts that can lead us towards greater understanding and wholeness so that we have the freedom to express ourselves as fully as we can, rather than symptoms merely being problems we need to be rid of so that we can function again.
I have had a private therapeutic practice since 2004 and have worked in the healing profession for almost 30 years. I provide one to one work as an accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Personal Development Coach and Group Facilitator. I also offer Somatic Experiencing (SE) and EMDR which are stand alone trauma release therapies specifically for PTSD and other forms of trauma such as developmental trauma or where there have been traumatic events such as an accident, domestic violence, sexual abuse, etc. With consent, I tend to include SE as part of my general therapeutic practice, as I find it to be a very powerful way to heal deep underlying issues that can often be missed in talking therapy alone.
I also offer EMDR. This can be discussed on request as it is a very specific approach to working. Again, there are occasions when I offer this as an option to clients if I feel that it would be of benefit to the healing process.
I offer short term counselling and long term psychotherapy dependent on the support you require for your particular issue. I also provide coaching and creative mentoring for clients who have a specific project in mind that they want support in birthing.
I teach meditation and mindfulness as well as creative visualisation techniques which are deeply supportive approaches in helping clients recognise and cultivate their own innate natural wisdom. Many clients experience this approach alongside therapy as an empowering tool particularly in times of stress, anxiety and crisis. Mindfulness techniques help to foster remaining steady and present rather than becoming overwhelmed by ones emotions and external circumstances.
As an experienced addictions therapist I support those struggling with compulsive and addictive behaviours including working with 12 Step Programmes, which together with therapy are a powerful healing combination. Addiction is a complex issue which is particularly prevalent in our current times. It can rob the individual of a sense of self and wellbeing leaving them feeling powerless and unmanageable around their particular addiction. In simple terms, addiction is a way to try and “fix” unwanted feelings and thoughts, but this eventually only leads to more of the same leaving the individual feeling increasingly isolated. However, in my experience with the appropriate support it can be halted, one day at a time, restoring dignity, self esteem and wellbeing.
I have spent several years being a Foster Carer for Barnet Council and have a wealth of experience raising a child in ‘the care system’ along with Social Services as the Corporate Parent.
Originally from the Netherlands I have lived in Scotland since 1984. I have always felt inspired by the arts in all its forms. It informed my early work as an artist-craftsman and continues to be central to my work as a psychotherapist.
For 20 years I worked as a senior manager in mental health where I had a responsibility for policy and service development. I continue to deliver training to staff and management teams as a consultant.
I have been registered with UKCP as a psychotherapist since 2003 and have since joined the faculty of the Institute of Psychosynthesis.
I completed the following training.
- MA Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy validated by Middlesex University
- Diploma Psychosynthesis Therapeutic Counselling
- a Certificate in Psychodynamic supervision with the Scottish Institute of Human Relationsh
- a Foundation in Group Analysis with the Institute of Group Analysis
My current work in private practice consists of
- individual psychotherapy and counselling
- clinical supervision
- training and consultancy work with organisations
My life’s living work over the past 70 years, has been varied, challenging, invigorating, exhausting sad and joyful.
I have studied, worked and taught the dance of the energetic body, the souls journey.
Historically as a Potter, Mother, teacher and Shiatsu practitioner, Psychosynthesis Trainer, Supervisor and group facilitator.
I am currently working in private practice as a Psychotherapist, and, and supervisor.
Alongside this, I paint Buddhist Iconography, and botanical painting, I am a performing Musician, Partner, Mother and Grandmother.
Our lives are always full of challenge, challenges which can be both exhilarating and confronting as the wheel of life keeps turning, and life always keeps happening.
Meeting these challenges; Emotional healing and the healing/saving of our planet, is both difficult and exciting, this is true in every era but for us its in the here and now.
An active Commitment to this Self healing and growth process, journeying in this together, side by side, is exceptionally important. The contribution which we make both to ourselves, our families, friends and communities, is an action
For each small step we make that helps our own wounding, in turn makes a consequential impact on the world around us.
"Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There's a crack in everything That's how the light gets in" ~ Leonard Cohen
As human beings we are all emotionally vulnerable at certain times in our lives. We may feel anxious, depressed or just plain stuck. For some emotions can be disturbed by change, loss or transition. Others simply become aware that there are long standing patterns of feeling and behaving which repeatedly get in the way of making good choices for life, sustain nourishing relationship or finding lasting fulfillment.
Most often the impulse to come to therapy stirs because something in our lives feels cracked or broken. This crack hurts and we reach out because we want the hurting to stop. Within the tradition of depth psychology this healing is not about patching over the crack, it’s about recognising a more expansive experience of ourselves which is pushing into our lives and seeking to be born. For the crack which brings us into therapy is also a doorway to a more authentic, purposeful and vital life – that’s how the light gets in.
As a Psychotherapist with 15 years experience I am committed to working creatively and in depth with individuals who are unhappy in themselves or in relationship with others. Rooted in Psychosynthesis my approach is relational, creative and integrative.
I have experience across a broad range of emotional issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and loss. I have particular interest in issues of purpose, identity and meaning which surface at transitional points such as motherhood and mid life, and in disturbances surrounding creativity and self expression.
My client practice is based in Southfields in South West London. The practice is located on Replingham Road which is easily accessible by tube on the District Line (tube 3 mins walk) and by road and overground rail (Earlsfield BR 12 mins walk) from places such as Putney, Richmond, Clapham, Wandsworth, Wimbledon and Kingston.
I practise in South West London, in Balham/Tooting.
I am a supervisor holding qualifications from Revision and from the Institute of Psychosynthesis.
You can find more about how I work and my background on my website at
Sue Holland is a UKCP registered psychotherapist supervisor and has been practising since 1992. She is also a licensed Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), and APECS accredited leadership coach, executive coach and supervisor. Sue is also a BACP accredited trainer. As a psychotherapist Sue works with a diverse range of adult clients, long and short term. She has BUPA provision. As a coach and consultant, Sue works and trains internationally with adult individuals and teams at all management levels. She also coaches private individuals on energy management and creative development.
Sue’s core working philosophy is psychosynthesis. During her many years practising she has been influenced by and integrated Somatic Experiencing; psychodynamic; Gestalt; existential; person centred and CBT theories and practice. Sue is experienced, creative and open-minded.
Sue is director of On Purpose Consulting Limited, an international training and consultancy organisation. Previously a senior faculty member at The Institute of Psychosynthesis, Sue is now an associate lecturer.
Sue is a ‘Corporate Athlete’ certified coach; ‘Precision Nutrition’ certified coach; Level 2 Gym coach. She is also a Lotus Nei Gong certified qigong teacher. She combines these skill sets to coach in and teach energy management for health and wellbeing internationally.
Sue runs bespoke training workshops focusing on the alignment of body, feeling, mind and spirit. Her interest lies in how to attune and listen deeply to our internal and external ecosystems for collective wellbeing.
Sue also works in French and Dutch.
“what lies behind & what lies before are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”
I am an experienced practioner and have been in private practice as a Psychosynthesis counsellor and psychotherapist for over 15 years.
The role of therapy and what in can offer you is varied and wide but generally I support people to understand, make sense of and move forward in their lives. Whether that involves overcoming addictions, dealing with childhood wounding, making their way through loss, finding meaningful love or attending to feeling life is painful, stuck, stagnant or blocked.
People can come for as few as 6 sessions or stay for as long as it feels they need to make the changes they need. My practice is in North Manchester, 2 miles north of the city centre, easily accessible by car or public transport.
You’re warmly welcome to make contact to discuss the possibility of us working together.
I offer one to one sessions for counselling and psychotherapy where I provide a safe space in which you may explore whatever is pressing for you. You may want to work on a particular issue or explore reoccurring experiences, patterns of behaviour or styles of relating. You may be suffering physically, psychologically or emotionally, and may need to express your concerns, fears and hopes. Perhaps you are searching for healing and wholeness, or are suddenly confronted with a crisis and are very anxious. Maybe you just need to talk, tell your story, and just be how you are without any need to be anything in particular for anyone. You may be curious about what it is you really value and wish to explore this.
I am fully committed to helping you resolve or dissolve your problems.
If we really want to come to know ourselves, at some point we have to stop running and reflect on how we got to where we are.
I am currently offering sessions online over Skype, Zoom or by telephone, please contact me to discuss.
I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for many years initially in private practice and later for a number of charities in Sheffield. I work with a range of psychological issues such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders. I also work with trauma and abuse in their many manifestations and effects. Through all of this work I hold as a core belief that in working through what is troubling for us whatever that may be we can develop and grow.
Training to be a Psychosynthesis counsellor was a vocational choice which I made in mid-life and I have now had my own small one-to-one counselling practice for 20 years.
Whilst a highly practical and grounded psychology, the strength of Psychosynthesis is that it holds a spiritual context which embraces every aspect and level of human experience. It is a way of working with psychological challenges that fosters self-knowledge, self-acceptance and self-empowerment. It draws out the wisdom and inner sense of direction that each person has, but which gets buried by the demands of everyday living.
Both from my own experience of being helped and from working with many clients, I have seen its power to inspire a new relationship with the past and a healthier and more fulfilling relationship with the present.
I welcome enquiries from people who are serious about their own development and taking responsibility for their lives, but also requiring some limited backup and support in their process of self/Self-empowerment. At present I am offering monthly sessions only.
‘When the existence and marvellous power of the deeper self is recognised, the “Know Thyself” of the Delphic Oracle acquires a new and profounder meaning. It no longer means only “analyse your thoughts and feelings and actions”, it means study your most intimate self, discover the real being hidden in the depths of your soul, and learn its marvellous potency.” This quote from Roberto Assagioli is one of my favourite and says it all.
I have been a psychosynthesis psychotherapist for nearly 30 years. I am a registered supervisor with UKCP, training therapist, and group worker. I have extensive experience in the field of addiction, and teach a psychospiritual model of addiction in various settings. I am also part of StepInAsap a group of psychotherapists who bring both personal and professional experience to developing understanding and insight into ‘Contempory ‘family dynamics in the light of the evolving nuclear family.
I am an Accredited Psychotherapist with UKCP, member of CAP, and PCU.
I offer individual and bespoke talking therapy through change, crisis, loss, bereavement, relationship and career challenges from a psychospiritual and holistic health perspective.
I am an established Counsellor, accredited with both BACP and NCS, with a background in mentoring and coaching, and I work with clients who really want to uncover meaning from the therapy process and greater understanding about their life that they can take forwards in possibly new directions.
My main interests lie in disordered eating and addictive behaviours, recovery from narcissistic romantic relationships, conflict in families, bullying at work and the debilitating effects of feeling stuck, lost or unable to access choice in your life.
I realise it takes courage to contact a counsellor and I therefore want to offer you the assurance that I take what I do very seriously and abide by the strictest code of ethics.
I find that my clients experience greater self realisation and positive change by working with me over a concentrated period of time but I do offer one off sessions for people to find out more and see if counselling will work for them.
I practice from home a mile outside St Albans in the village of Sandridge. There is usually plenty of free parking outside on the road. I also offer remote counselling by Zoom and phone, and walking counselling in the many beautiful local woods and commons, weather permitting.
Gian has worked as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor for the last 17 years in Private Practice, in Primary care (NHS), and various national charities like the Royal National Institute of the Blind, Missing People, and SurvivorsUK. Over the last 4 years he has also trained and worked as a Transpersonal Supervisor.
Gian’s qualifications: MA Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy (obtained from the Institute of Psychosynthesis – London), Transpersonal and Integrative Supervision (obtained from the Psychosynthesis Trust – London), Relationship Therapy Qualification, Practitioner Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety and Depression for Humanistic and Integrative Practitioners, PG Dip Counselling Psychosynthesis, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor, Registered member of BACP.
As an accredited member of UKCP Gian practices under the UKCP Code of Ethics and Practice. He is also member of the APP (Association of Psychospiritual Practitioners).
Gian works with both individuals and couples.
He is a supervisor at the Psychosynthesis Trust in London Bridge, and a supervisor in private practice.
£65 standard fee for individual counselling, therapy and supervision
£70 standard fee for couples
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth”. Rumi