Core Process Psychotherapy is a Mindfulness based approach to psychotherapy and involves an exploration of our present experience. When we pay attention to ourselves in the present moment we can become more aware of our feelings, sensations, thoughts, and attitudes. With increased awareness we can discover our past conditioning, and the impact this has had upon our lives and the limitations we place upon ourselves. Together we can explore how this is for you and we can look at the deeper reasons behind your concerns and difficulties. As present moment awareness is cultivated we can discover how our past experience is affecting our current lives and how our suffering is maintained by this process. With increased awareness it is possible to bring about change and reclaim a greater sense of freedom and possibility in our lives.
I am interested in working with a wide range of life difficulties we can face which includes: anxiety, trauma, adverse childhood experiences, relationship difficulties, life transitions such as retirement, bereavement, sudden and life threatening illness.
I am an accredited Psychotherapist with UKCP and have an MA in Mindfulness based Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute. I am also an accredited Counsellor with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have a thirty year background in Social Work mainly within the field of mental health related services.
My intention is to offer a safe, accepting, and confidential space where you are supported to explore any difficulties and issues that are troubling to you. My practice is held within a non-judgemental and caring relationship in an environment of mutual trust and respect.