COUNSELLING / PSYCHOTHERAPY
WITH DREAMS & ACTIVE IMAGINATION
Allowing space for your feelings/ welcoming inner child
honouring your dreaming life/ exploring visualisation
Inviting symbol & archetype/ utilising creativity
A counselling session opens a space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential way. My psychotherapy appproach is integrative, which means that I may be pulling in ideas and techniques from a number of different psychology theories and models. However, for the most part, I use a Jungian framework, which sees the psyche as ultimately, always wanting to reach a space of wholeness. You do not need to attend any other session before-hand because this is a non-directive, yet collaborative therapy, without any specific desired outcome. Instead it's a place for you to feel supported and held in your explorations with your own deeper self.
Counselling sessions are always one hour and centre around what you bring each time to discuss. From this point, I may suggest looking at a dream, or I may ask if you want to revisit any memories, situations, or dreams that you bring up. Ultimately you are always in control of things. Active imgaination is a useful Jungian technique which can allow us to move back into a dreaming space and see what oomes up. Often working in these ways can be very healing and self-soothing, as you get in touch with your own guiding voice.
Talking - space
Using many tools / approaches, opening a space for your emotions and thoughts.
with a Jungain emphasis on dreams and visualisation.
One Hour £45
As a therapist I believe in your ability to heal yourself, and that you already have what you need inside. However sometimes we can become lost, or cut off, even from ourselves. My reasons for studying with a largely Jungian based framework, is because I feel it's a holistic approach in terms of helping you to tap into your own creative material. The guidance we seek is not always so easily avaible on the surface, hence welcoming the deeper layers to arise.
In this way, I offer both long and short term therapy. If you feel this is something you are interested in, then you can come for an initial consultation at a reduced rate.
If you're interested to learn more about Jungian therapy, then some books from Carl Jung, or Anthony Stephens may be inspiring to you. One of Jung's famous quotes has always encouraged me toward my own healing journey. He said "Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."
For my official counselling / psychotherapy qualifications and professional memberships, please visit the about page, and FAQ page.