What is psychotherapy?

What is psychotherapy?

Therapy gives you an opportunity to explore the areas in your life where you are struggling with a trained professional who is there to listen to how it is for you. The therapist is responsible for providing an environment that is safe, trustworthy and confidential.

Why go into therapy?

People go into therapy for many reasons. Here are a few examples: difficulty in relationships, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, loss of direction, trauma or maybe bereavement.

Psychotherapy provides the possibility for people who are facing difficult decisions or finding it hard to cope with life or who just need a safe space, to talk about their feelings. It may be because they have a desire to live in a more satisfying and resourceful way and are unsure how to achieve it.

What is Core Process Psychotherapy?

Each of us shapes our personality into a unique form. We identify with this form and see the world through it. Core Process brings awareness to this shaping of experience and explores the presence of the past in the present moment. This kind of therapy encourages you to let go of fixed patterns and find a place to rest within your own potential.

Our past relationships shape our present relationships and will continue to shape those in the future. If these past relationships have been traumatic or difficult, they may feel as if they are still affecting your life. By exploring these within the safety of the therapeutic relationship, it may be possible for you to find new ways of being with yourself and others.

In Core Process Psychotherapy the relationship between the therapist and the client is based on equality. There is an understanding that you are the only expert on yourself. I bring the skills needed for the exploration, and encouragement when things get obscured or tough.

I believe that the journey towards clarity is a shared one. I also believe in the inherent health of all people: we may have moved away from that health (both mental and physical), but we are always trying to get back to it.

The therapeutic relationship can be seen as a journey, and my presence is a reminder that you are not alone. In the busy world of today, finding somebody to listen can be difficult. Sometimes all that is necessary is to share with another and have your experience acknowledged.

Core Process has its roots in Buddhist psychology and mindfulness practice. These have been melded with western personality and psychological theory to bring a unique awareness of body, mind and spirit to the therapeutic relationship.

oh how I loved everybody else
when I finally got to talk so much about myself
(Dar Williams)