Counselling and Psychotherapy in Cardiff
Core Process Psychotherapy is an exploration of how we are in our present experience, and how this expresses the past conditioning and conditions of our lives.
A depth awareness of what is happening in the present moment is used to explore our inner processes. This awareness includes our energies, sensations, feelings, mental processes and their expression in the body.
The aim is not to alter our experience but to sense how we relate to it, so that it becomes possible to move with greater creativity and flexibility in our lives.
Core Process work is based on an understanding that within the conscious mind there is a deeper wisdom that moves naturally towards healing. Integration and freedom come from insight into the ways in which we hold on to our suffering, and from a deeper connection with the openness, compassion and wisdom at the heart of human experience.
Living with anxiety is a natural part of being alive. It is how we respond to anxiety, distress, and emotional difficulty that matters. The approach I work with acknowledges our deep, inherent, natural health, and focuses on what gets in the way of that health.
The more we connect to our authentic selves through exploring our inner lives with acceptance and curiosity, the more we are able to work through our emotional difficulties. This brings with it the potential to retrieve what has become lost to us, and notice our new capacity for growth and change.
Areas I work in:
- Anxiety and panic
- Living with authenticity
- Moving from reactivity to openness
- Emotional pain and distress
- Numbing out and disassociation
- Gender diversity; LGBTQ+; sexuality; relationships
How a holistic approach can help us to move through difficulty
I am trained and experienced in working in the following ways:
- The felt sense: focusing on noticing our inner life and feelings
- Feeling our feelings
- How the body remembers and holds trauma and stress
- How to meet our shadow
- Split parts of our self; Inner child and inner family work
- Buddhist wisdom: self and being
- Facing our pain, suffering and distress
- Psychodynamic theory: childhood wounds
- Becoming more embodied and less reactive
- Trusting our Inner guide
- Heart intelligence
- Neuroscientific approaches to emotional wounding