I offer a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore issues through talking and a more imaginative and symbolic approach using creative mediums. We can also use mindfulness and breathing exercises.
Each journey of exploration is unique.
I take a creative and embodied approach to psychotherapy, drawing on the psychoanalytic, Jungian, relational and creative arts therapy approaches. Recognising the mind-body connection, my work is also informed by somatic psychology and the practice and study of mindfulness meditation, breathwork and authentic movement.
The body is the home of feeling and often a barometer for our emotional state. Movement is the language of the body. The balance and integration of sensorial, emotional and mental aspects can bring a sense of wholeness and healing.
The body and the artistic mediums are vehicles to access the inner world.
The arts, in all forms, can be a direct link to unconscious material and, as a therapeutic medium, use metaphor to access personal issues and experiences.
Working therapeutically with the arts can foster creative ways of exploration and expression. It can help you to discover or reconnect with your strengths and inner resources.
I work with words, symbols, images, dreams, the body and movement as an expression of the inner world and
I will work with you to bring unconscious patterns into awareness, fostering self-reflection, insight, change and growth.
I believe that the relationship between the therapist and the client is the core of the psychotherapeutic work, in which we
co-create a sense of meaning and where healing and transformation can take place.
"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact between two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed."
Carl G. Jung
THERAPY WITH CHILDREN
Children choose metaphor and story as their natural language for feeling. In my sessions, creative arts, play and metaphor are therapeutic mediums in which the child can explore and express their feelings, thoughts and issues. Creative arts therapy can support the child's psychological and emotional growth, fostering resilience and self-confidence.
Authentic Movement is a contemplative movement practice which has evolved within the field of dance movement therapy and been influenced by Jungian Psychology and mindfulness meditation practice. As in the discipline of mindfulness meditation, we seek to pay attention to our direct experience, moment by moment, witnessing the sensations, feelings, thoughts, images and movement impulses which arise into consciousness. The verbal expression bridges the non-verbal experience to consciousness.