Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision in North London
Bringing together understandings from Core Process Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy, Buddhist Psychology and Existential Philosophy through:
* An Integrated and Humanistic Approach to Developing Embodied Awareness in Personal, Interpersonal and Transpersonal Processes
* A Contemporary and Compassionate Way of Opening Up to What Makes Experiences Meaningful
* Connecting to our Body of Experiences with Insight and Understanding
*. Cultivating Contemplative and Relational Skills in Now Moments
Modalities are presented in Individual Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Supervision and Mindfulness Groups in North London.
I see clients in person at my Golders Green practice. Online sessions are also available if you are not able to or prefer not to travel to Golders Green in North London. Please Click here for more information and directions.
The Embodied Mind
Studies in affective neuroscience have shown that paying attention to the body of emotion and affect can help re-shape the the mind's take on our experiences from the past, present and future. Mindfulness is about the autonomy to reset our intentions to address present moment experiences and recollections.
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 understanding and developing a relational 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 mind and body integral systems. 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. Fundamentally mindfulness practices enable the cultivation of contemplative and relational skills in our everyday moments of being alive.
The way I work as a Integrative Psychotherapist is orientated towards cultivating a relational embodied awareness and depth understanding of what it means to be human and its inherent potential to change in order to lead more fulfilling lives. This is also a contemplative approach to engage relationally and experientially with the exigencies of being alive and responsive. It opens up the possibilities of establishing fulfilling relationships with oneself and significant others.
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 an embodied way of being in relationship with self and other.
Integrative psychotherapy brings together the understanding from psychodynamic, mindfulness, intersubjective, existential and contemplative relational 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 embodied 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 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 you 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 encourage us to look at experiences with more tolerance and kindness. It is a powerful way of cultivating present moment experiences and developing trust in order to communicate with ease.
Please contact me if you'd like help to working with difficulties in a group context. Also if you're looking to be part of an ongoing group to practise mindfulness and meditation inquiring into relationships.
I provide mindfulness-based clinical supervision to Counselling and Psychotherapy trainees, graduates and accredited practitioners. This is a collaborative process that investigates and assists therapists to attune to their embodied senses within the therapeutic setting in order to provide containment and holding for clients. Where appropriate, the supervisory relationship is also brought to focus to delve into questions that have not been articulated effectively to build on the therapeutic process.
Enquiries are welcome from healthcare professionals and agencies.