I offer a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space where you can explore issues through talking and/or using a more imaginative, symbolic approach using creative mediums. We can also use mindfulness and breathing exercises.
No previous artistic and mindfulness experience is required.
My work draws on the psychoanalytic/psychodynamic, Jungian, relational and arts therapy approaches.
I further recognise that the mind and body are intertwined, and my work is also informed by somatic psychology, authentic movement and by the practice of meditation and mindfulness.
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. They can also help you to discover and/or reconnect with your strengths and inner resources.
The arts, in all forms, are a direct link to unconscious material. The arts, as a therapeutic medium, uses metaphor to access personal issues and experiences.
Working with the arts can help to unravel issues and feelings of being stuck or blocked, while fostering creative ways of exploration and expression.
I work with words, symbols, images, dreams, the body and movement as an expression of the inner world and
In the sessions, some people might prefer to stick to talking, while others might choose to use the arts and/or the body alongside verbal expression and reflection. Each journey of exploration is unique.
I will work with you to bring unconscious patterns into awareness, fostering insight, change and growth.
I believe that the relationship between the therapist and the client is the core of the therapeutic 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 in their 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.