What Happens in Therapy Sessions?
I will support you to drop deeper into your experience, to get beneath the usual way of talking about your problem. Together we will explore what is really going on for you, helping you gain more understanding and insight into your emotions, thoughts and behaviour. You will have the time to feel, talk, cry, or just think. It's an opportunity to give yourself the time to work things out.
Somatic and Creative Expressive Approaches
There are a number of illuminating and exploratory 'beyond words' approaches that I might introduce you to. These body-oriented and creative methods are useful when you can't find the right words, when you feel 'stuck', or if you're skilled at using words to mask, hide or minimise your problem. Your body and your creative process can offer enormous wisdom, supporting you to process things through a new lens, offering the possibility for deep insight, new perspectives and inspired next steps (zero creative talent required!).
I may invite you to experiment with any number, or combination of, therapeutic tasks: emotional freedom techniques, therapeutic journaling, drawing or doodling, symbolic 'play', writing a letter/s, mindfulness or committing to taking a walk. There are many interesting and illuminating resources and therapeutic exercises that you might find useful and many people enjoy.
After working together for some time, when we have got a lot of what was 'in the way' of your moving forward 'out of the way', I may support you to claim what you really want for yourself. Helping you refine and set goals, plan the next steps, and move forward...
Face-to-Face Counselling or Coaching
The Chorlton Health Hub, 559 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester, Chorlton, UK.
Access support and accountability from the comfort of your own space.
Walk and Talk Sessions
Available at Chorlton Water Park, Chorlton Ees or Sale Water Park.