I trained in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute, this approach incorporates Buddhist psychology and understanding of what it is to be human in these times, and how slowing down and bringing awareness to what is happening can help us begin the healing process.
I specialise in working with trauma, in particular how our early experiences may continue to impact us throughout our lives.
My trainings in Trauma and Craniosacral Therapy have taught me so much about how we hold our experiences in our bodies.
I have learnt that meeting each person and their situation with presence and groundedness helps to settle their nervous systems, and then they can begin to relax and heal in their body and mind.
You are welcome to visit my website and explore more of how I work, and see how we might work together
www.stephhodgson.com / 07788 413070 / email@example.com
My background is in Accident and Emergency Nursing, where I worked for many years as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Working in this environment I learnt about managing every kind of stress, trauma, illness, and every different type of response to these situations.
I have trained in a few different modalities over the years - Craniosacral Therapy, Pre-and Perinatal Therapy, Core Process Psychotherapy, TRE®(Tension and Trauma Release), Aquatic Bodywork. I have been blessed with so many wonderful teachers, and feel very happy to pass on in my work some of what I have learnt. I now have retired from the NHS and run a busy private practice in North Oxfordshire. I also run Trauma trainings in the UK and Europe.
I live in a small community in North Oxfordshire, where we grow a lot of our own food on a small-holding next to the canal.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.