Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision in North London
Integrative Psychotherapy, Core Process Psychotherapy -Buddhist Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy and Mindfulness-Based Supervision in North London; Golders Green and Stoke Newington.
A Humanistic and Integrated Approach to Developing Embodied Awareness in Personal, Interpersonal and Transpersonal Processes
Buddhism and the Mind
We all yearn for recognition, acceptance and acknowledgement of who we are and what we do. These basic needs are sometimes not met as we develop in the young years. In developing an embodied awareness at how we position ourselves in the world, we can begin to have a sense of what we can do in order to shift our feelings of being stuck in our internal landscape.
Mindfulness is about developing awareness of our mind/ body continuum. Through this practice it is possible to change the experience of how we relate to self and other. Mindfulness practices are derived from the early teachings based on the Buddhist model of mind.
The way I work as a Integrative Psychotherapist is based on an embodied awareness and depth understanding of the experience of what it means to be human which includes our potential to heal in order to lead more fulfilling lives.
Mindfulness in psychotherapy can reveal our inherent capacity for awareness and understanding of our potential to change. Mindfulness is a way of attuning to the nuances of the embodied way of being in relationship with self and other.
Integrative psychotherapy brings together the understanding from the psychodynamic, humanistic, object relations, intersubjective, existential and transpersonal approaches . The therapeutic process involves looking at the individual's development history, potential for existential awakening and the realisation of the essential integrity of our core being. This process of psychological enquiry is held with contemplative awareness of the wider nature of the essence of being human. The Core Process approach, as developed by the founders of the Karuna Institute in Devon, is a dynamic exploration of what is asserted in Buddhist Psychotherapy.
You do not however have to be Buddhist or show interest in Buddhism to benefit from this form of psychotherapy. In recent times the secularisation of the practice of mindfulness is an indication of how teachings from the early Buddhist texts are often used as pragmatic means in response to the exigencies of life at that time.
Group Work and Workshops
There are other ways in which clients may choose to explore the development of awareness and understanding. Working in small groups can bring about an embodied understanding of the interpersonal relationship between self and other. Using mindfulness practices in group work is a powerful way of cultivating present moment experiences and communicating this awareness in personal and interpersonal processes.
Please contact me for details if you wish to explore working in a group context.
I provide mindfulness-based clinical supervision to Counselling and Psychotherapy trainees, graduates and accredited practitioners. Enquiries are welcome from other health professionals and agencies.