Core Process Psychotherapy in Cardiff
'You are the sky. Everything else - it's just the weather' - Pema Chödrön
Seeing a counsellor can help you to look at your life differently and enable you to move through difficulty in a way that feels supportive for meaningful change to take place.
Core Process Psychotherapy sees anxiety as a natural part of life and our human experience. The various ways in which we try to cope with anxiety can be adding a layer of suffering to our distress. This can keep us away from our authentic experiences and our relationships with ourselves and others, and can lead to further stress or panic.
Core Process Psychotherapy helps someone to integrate anxiety within themselves through a deepening of awareness. As this form of counselling also understands anxiety as part of our healthy psyche, we can start to remove the blocks that are defending us from our inner emotional lives, our vulnerability and our core, inherent health. In numbing ourselves from our inner lives, we also lose our authentic relationship to ourselves and others. Deep down, the mind is more than its thoughts and emotions, and signifies a freedom: a Core Process Psychotherapy approach aims to help someone discover that the mind is essentially good and has health, underneath all our problems we are ok. We have basic innate goodness, or inherent health.
My name is Gwyn and I have been a practising Humanistic Existential counsellor in Cardiff for the past eight years. I am now in training as a Core Process Psychotherapist and am committed to providing therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, with empathy and compassion at the heart of the work.
I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :
My counselling practice is based at the Natural Health Clinic Cardiff in Pontcanna and is within easy reach of Bute Park, Pontcanna village and Cardiff city centre.
'Anguish maintains its power only as long as we allow it to intimidate us. If we try to avoid a powerful wave looming above us on the beach, it will send us crashing into the sand and surf. But if we face it head-on and dive right into it, we discover only water.' - Stephen Batchelor
While counselling inevitably involves challenge and difficulty as we come into a deeper understanding of ourselves and our emotional pain and distress, there is the paradoxical sense of freedom that also comes with this. Working with a therapist can help us to face our difficulties and acknowledge parts of ourselves that we have been avoiding for possibly a long time. There can be something very powerful about being 'witnessed' by a therapist who can mirror back to us our inner thoughts and feelings, as we allow our process to unfold.
A Core Process Psychotherapy approach would invite you to work at the edge of your awareness, so that clarity can arise in its own way, and help you to connect more deeply with yourself and others. Counselling in this sense is relational, so that parts of you that you may not have consciously allowed in can be seen by a counsellor to help you to integrate this within yourself with kindness and compassion.