Psychosynthesis Counselling and Psychotherapy

Psychosynthesis is an integrative approach; a Body – Feelings – Mind – Spirit psychotherapy, grounded in a psycho-spiritual psychology. As such it enables the emergence of your unique spiritual presence, your Self. This is soul work. It is also a psychotherapy of Will, where will is the energy that propels you towards growth of your potential and self actualisation.

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Psychosynthesis Counselling and Psychotherapy

What is drawing you to my site?

Considering counselling or psychotherapy is a significant step in choosing to value and invest in yourself and to thereby enrich your experience in the world. Possibly you wish to expand your self-awareness in a purposeful and thoughtful way to activate your will to do the work of transforming your life. It may be that you are feeling down or life seems tedious or you feel you can't go on. It could be you feel distance or discomfort in relationships with others and would like to feel more connected and cared for.

Choosing therapy using psychosynthesis with me gives you a still point in a turning world in which to experience your Self in your wholeness as a physical, emotional, social, spiritual being with innate potential.

As a Psychosynthesis Counsellor, and in training as a Psychotherapist with an MA in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, Institute of Psychosynthesis, UK. I can guide you through this creative and worthwhile experience. I am currently open to taking referrals for weekly sessions of counselling / therapy. Sessions offered are supervised by my training organisation as per standards set out for students by the UKCP, including concessionary rates. I can assist a range of personal difficulties such as:

  • Depression and low mood / mood swings
  • Anxiety and rumination
  • Overwhelm and burnout
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Feelings of isolation
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Addiction and OCD tendencies
  • Bereavement, loss and separation
  • A search for meaning in life and more fulfilment

How does my journey of development assist the journey you may embark on?

For me it is the greatest privilege to respect and value another person to acknowledge aspects of your Self in which we find the grain of sand that is your essence. I strive to nourish and enrich your essence and to assist you on your journey of development. My role as a counsellor and therapist is to guide you to find your own unique direction supported by an inner source of wisdom.

My experience

I offer coaching and career counselling to individuals one to one and have assisted many people from all walks of life to grow and develop.

I have experience of living and working in different countries in both the Third World and the First World. I absorbed differing cultural norms to transition between ways of life, while using this exposure to enrich my identity. I grew up in Zimbabwe and received a university education in South Africa before arriving in UK in 1986.

I have helped a person close to me recover from an eating disorder as a symptom of depression and anxiety, including self destructive behaviour which was used as a coping mechanism for survival in the darkest moments.

I survived a near death experience with a multiple fractured vertebra from a tumble in a wave in Sri Lanka and following two operations my body reacted adversly to the medication. Drawing on an inner resilience which comes from my yoga practice, as well as the wider tradition from which it emanates, I managed pain without medication. Through this experience I became clearer about my Self and my purpose.

I have two children who are now grown up.

Therapy has helped me personally and I have benefitted greatly from these approaches: Psychosynthesis, Systemic, Dance and Movement, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

I am inspired by this poem:

I will not die an unlived life
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.

Dawna Markova from "I will not Die an Unlived Life:
Reclaiming Purpose and Passion" Conara Press, 2000