Recent discoveries in the areas of affective neuroscience, attachment theory, infant observation and body sensitive approaches to therapy have revolutionised our understanding of trauma and it´s treatment.
D Kalsched PhD
THE WAY I WORK
There are moments in life where we feel we need some extra support. I am here to support you. My aim is to create a safe space where you can open up to explore yourself on a deeper level, where you can work on any emotional, spiritual, psychological or physical issues you might be facing. I also work with people who may not be in a place of suffering, but want to focus on their personal emotional development or past unresolved traumas.
Therapy is a partnership, whereby we venture out together to navigate your personal journey. The therapeutic process has the ability to help raise your self-awareness and self-connection, which helps to create a space for self healing. My approach is based on a blend of integrative therapy and the mind body connection. I blend talk and cognitive therapy with body focussed methods called Somatic Psychotherapy. I am specialised in working with trauma and I have a particular interest in autoimmune, chronic illness and syndromes and how we somatise (hold) trauma in the body. I list below the therapeutic models I work with and the areas/conditions that I work with can be found here.
I like to educate as part of the therapeutic process. I feel this helps to increase self-awareness and overall understanding of what it is you might be experiencing. I have a client learning area on my site which you will be able to access for more self help tools and information. I also write a blog.
If you want to know more about me and how chronic illness led me to work in this area take a look here.
The key therapies that I work with are:
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Somatic Touch Psychotherapy for Trauma
Polyvagal Theory based approaches
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)