17th December 2017 

London Bridge
Belsize Park
London
 
Counselling and Psychotherapy #01

Counselling and Psychotherapy


Therapy is an opportunity to discover the potential we have to live a full and rewarding life. It can be a short term process that focuses on a specific problem or it can be more long-term, allowing the client to explore his/her life on a deeper level. Psychotherapy and counselling both involve talking to someone who is trained to listen without criticism or judgement. Whereas counselling deals with specific life issues, problems that need to be resolved in a short period of time, psychotherapy addresses deep-rooted issues that have may have been repressed or suppressed for many years. These are often issues that have arisen as a result of childhood wounding. The long-term goal of psychotherapy is to help the client process the belief systems and patterns that are currently preventing him/her from living life to its fullest.

Clients come to see me with problems that affect different areas of life such as:
  • General Health: Eating disorders, addiction, depression, self-harm insomnia.
  • Work: Stress & burn-out, communication problems, unfulfilled potential, low confidence.
  • Relationships: Loneliness, sexual concerns, problems with anger/rage, jealousy.
  • Emotional Problems: Anxiety, confusion, mood swings, anger issues, low self-esteem.
  • Other issues include: Bereavement, trauma, abuse (sexual/physical), obsessions, identity issues, lack of aspirations, mental health issues,BME-cultural identity etc


    Therapeutic Approach

    Psychosynthesis was founded by Dr Roberto Assagioli in the early 20th century. Assagioli was a psychoanalyst whose work focused on the effects of traumatic experiences on the mind, body and feelings. He worked with some of the greatest minds of the time: Sigmund Freud, C.G. Jung, Martin Buber, Hermann Keyserling, Rabindranath Tagore, Inhayat Khan, D.T. Suzuki, Viktor Frankl, Robert Desoile, and many more.

    Assagioli’s great achievement was the way in which he brought together the best from the therapeutic approaches from both Eastern and Western traditions, into a new therapeutic model which he called Psychosynthesis. Psychosynthesis is known as a form of transpersonal psychology, an approach that looks at all aspects of the personality and beyond.

    I would describe the approach I use as eclectic, bringing different techniques and theories together to enable me to work with you in a creative and effective way in order to facilitate a healthy change in your life experience.

    Here are some of the different orientations I may use during the sessions such as;
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Jungian/Dream Analysis