Our Approach

 

What we think

We’ve noticed that counseling and psychotherapy often appears mysterious and at times a little unapproachable. This may lead potential clients to wonder, what kinds of problems do they actually work with? Is this a complicated process? Is my problem too big or too small? What happens in therapy sessions? We see it as pretty straightforward; the focus of our practice is meeting with everyday people who have problems, and helping them to sort them out. We are a transpersonal psychotherapy practice. You may be thinking, what does this mean? The transpersonal embraces past and present psychological theories but also includes exploration of spirituality, states of consciousness, energy psychology, and embodiment, to name a few. As transpersonal therapists, we’ve distilled this down to the following: There’s more to life and life’s problems than meets the eye, and there is a world of difference between just existing and living. We find working in this way helps clients move toward greater understanding and a sense of health and wellbeing.

What we do

The majority of our work is one to one, individual sessions. Our initial meeting with you will be an assessment of sorts, where we’ll ask you questions about your current situation. Basically, we get to know each other a little bit and get a feel of whether we might work well together. Following sessions are client led; you decide what you want to talk about, and our dialogue begins there. Sessions last 50 minutes, and we usually meet weekly. Alongside seeing clients, research and writing are an important aspect of our work. We undertake both collaborative and individual projects and we are currently working on a major research piece on family estrangement. For more information about our research, please get in touch.

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