An integrated approach to psychotherapy includes the body as well as the mind. It is based on an understanding that our minds and bodies work as one, and cannot be separated.
In addition to a more traditional talking approach, sessions may include body focussed verbal and non verbal work, for instance biodynamic massage. You may also be drawn to using imagery to assist exploration and expression.
Working in this way addresses the whole person; cognitive, emotional, physiological, and transpersonal.
People come to psychotherapy for a number of reasons:
- They may be experiencing times of emotional stress and anxiety,
- Or finding themselves easily overwhelmed by life and its challenges.
- They may be feeling tired, depressed or cut off from their aliveness,
- Or be having particular relationship difficulties or suffering from the effects of bereavement.
A body orientated approach also attracts clients experiencing psycho-physiological or stress related symptoms, including,
- Those who are experiencing digestive disruption, migraines, insomnia, musculoskeletal pains, or circulatory problems, all of which are symptoms of an imbalance in the body’s natural self regulation,
- Those who are suffering from a range of chronic illnesses, such as IBS or fibromyalgia.
- A body orientated approach also attracts clients who may already have had verbal psychotherapy, and want to continue their journey of self discovery and aliveness, through a body approach.
Please get in touch:
Every person is unique, and an integrated approach gives us choices how we work.
I invite you to contact me , and we can arrange a time to talk more in an initial phone conversation, or you can book an introductory appointment.
Sessions take place in Lewes, East Sussex.