Body and Mind in Psychotherapy

Emotional feelings are also processes happening in the body, and should leave no trace once they have been fully expressed. But repressed emotions stay held in the body, unconscious and unrecognised, resulting in stress and other psycho somatic symptoms, and may impact on behaviour and relationships.

By bringing attention to the body, we can gently awaken these past experiences so they can be resolved, both in the conscious mind and in the body.

Psychotherapy sessions can vary, depending on need and interest and what presents itself, but all sessions will include some form of ‘tuning in’ to what’s happening in the body.

Touch will be used only through negotiation and agreement, and is not by any means an essential component of the therapeutic process.