There are often times when life is a struggle, when it is hard to keep our head above water. It can seem difficult to stop, to take a pause in our busy lives, and even more difficult to seek out support, we are so used to holding it all together. Counselling or Psychotherapy can be a place where you take some time for yourself, where you can begin to understand yourself, and what is going on in your life. It can be an opportunity to work through particular issues or difficulties. Or it could be a time to find out how to make deeper and more meaningful connections both with yourself and with others in this crazy world we live in.
Core Process Psychotherapy is one of the original mindfulness-based psychotherapy trainings, developed in the early 80’s by Maura and Franklyn Sills of the Karuna Institute. It combines western theories of personality formation with the profound wisdom and insight into the human condition and the nature and causes of suffering from Buddhist traditions.
This style of therapy rests on the belief in the inherent health and goodness that lies at our core, underneath all of our patterned and not-so-healthy behaviour. And that bringing awareness to how these patterns arise in the present moment helps us to slow down our tendencies to react in the same old ways to what life throws at us.
I hold a Masters Degree in Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute, and am working towards full accreditation with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. I run a busy private practice in North Oxfordshire specializing in working with trauma and particularly very early trauma. I see clients at Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre. Although I prefer to work face-to-face, if this is not possible, I also offer sessions over Skype.
It is possible to do effective work in the short-term, however it is really making a longer-term commitment to yourself that can offer real change.
Feelings of safety develop within the relationship over time, enabling a deepening in the sharing and understanding of experience.
Please contact me to book a free of charge initial session, to find out if we are a good fit to work together.