We are all in the midst of an earthquake, and it is ongoing. More than ever we need to be able to think creatively and imaginatively, and we need courage.
If what you see here speaks to you, do contact me so we can meet to see what we each think about how I may be of help.
Our current difficulty in responding adequately to climate change, social injustice and financial stress are showing us forcefully how we humans have divorced ourselves from relationship with the environment on which we depend. For many of us we are similarly out of touch with our personal nature. The Covid 19 virus is revealing our vulnerability further, individually and socially.
These difficulties are opportunities for personal, political and spiritual change.
Our natural human state is much more connected to the world we are part of, and more intelligent than our conscious cognition. Psychotherapy can help in learning how to access different way of knowing.
Putting it very succinctly, suffering, pains, confusions are searches for meaning that cannot be expressed in any other way. Feelings, images that spontaneously arise, dreams that come as we sleep, are all complex forms of thought. We happen to ourselves just as the heart beats happen.
The therapist listens to what is happening as well as what is spoken. He/she does this without necessarily in the first place understanding; this can emerge in the process of conversation. The therapist teaches the client to listen to him or herself by example.
The UK has always been a rich mixture of diverse cultures and nationalities and I am privileged by the diversity of those who come to work with me. I offer psychotherapy to individuals and couples. I work with sexuality in its diversity.
As you may have found from your searches, it is possible to make a list of some of the problems with which psychotherapy can help. These include depression, anxiety, panic, mid-life crises, obsessions, lack of spiritual fulfillment, trauma, psychological origins of physical illness and frustrations in relationships and work. Such formulations are starting points. What they mean for you is a matter to be discovered in the journey of the therapy.
While attention is given to problems and pain, it is important to know that suffering-joined-with-the-search-for-help is growth happening towards life, light, and joy in being alive. Liberated growth is far stronger than illness.
Over the years in my practice of Jungian psychotherapy I have learned from Energy Psychotherapy, Relational Psychoanalysis, Imago couple Therapy and Shamanic practice. They are all different expressions of the importance of listening and co-construction of meaning, and may come into play as suits you. The methods in energy psychotherapy are particularly effective in resolving traumas and good self-help tools.
When a client can do for her/him self what the therapy sessions do, the work is done.
Finding the right therapist for you is an important process and I wish you well in it.