Therapies at Glencairn House
Psychotherapy and Counselling to understand the human spirit
Take control of your fears and anxieties
We look forward to welcoming patients to the Clinic who are aged 16 years old and upwards. We offer a neutral, safe, comfortable and relaxed counselling sitting room, where we are able to offer skilled listening, cognitive therapy and gestalt techniques to enable a person to build and expand on their natural strengths, and to put balance and rhythm back into their lives.
My journey into Healing Mind and Body started 35yrs ago, after the loss of someone very dear to me. The grief and effect of this, I had never experienced before. I now realise that I was overwhelmed with grief at a time when no one spoke about their personal ‘feelings’. On my path to healing, I found myself on a journey of learning in every sense.
My studies have included:
An introduction to Analytical Psychology Level 4 Counselling & Psychotherapy Spiritual Companion & Pastoral Care
2 years with William Blooms Open Mystery School
Reiki level 2 (now used within NHS Oncology at some hospitals.)
End of life Soul Midwife Compassion focused therapy, recognising the link between our mental and physical well-being and a need to care for the whole self on all levels.
Counselling enables a client to understand their own Journey. It can help Introduce positive change, break negative thinking patterns and self-limiting behaviours, and help that person reach their true potential. Healing can then occur on all levels of the mind, body and spirit.
I work to a client’s pace, offering a confidential and non-judgemental space. I support clients with anxiety and depression, secondary feelings of anger and sadness caused by abuse & low self-esteem, lost Identity and fragmented self, grief and loss, menopause and the effects, change and life transitions and more.
I have spent the last 20yrs working in the NHS Primary Care Mental Health Team as a Humanistic and Transpersonal Counsellor and a supervisor to other NHS Counsellors. I am a Senior Accredited Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am accredited as a Mindfulness based Core Process Psychotherapist by the UK Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP).
I have worked in private practice for over 20yrs with energy therapies and psychotherapy. Core Process Psychotherapy is a training that combines the time-honoured knowledge of Eastern philosophy with Western Psychotherapy.
My engagement in transformational treatments started with my interest in Universal dynamics and neuroscience. To this end, I studied at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, and am a recognized Brennan Healing Science Practitioner. I continue my wider education with Buddhist, indigenous, and wisdom traditions, as well as with Western psychotherapy. I am also qualified as a Neurofeedback trainer through NeurOptimal®.
The importance of healing in relationship is an prime focus present throughout all my work. Core Process Psychotherapy is the main vehicle through which this is expressed in my current practice. It is a heart-centered contemplative approach to therapy in which the understanding is that at the core of every human being is an ever-present state of inherent health that is our true nature. It is unsullied by life’s experiences, always there, regardless of the situation we find ourselves in or the events that have shaped our personalities and influenced how we live our lives.
As human beings we all suffer, feel pain and periodically struggle in life. It is natural. In Mindfulness based Core Process Psychotherapy we explore those conditioned places together with awareness, and with compassion for what has affected us, with kind eyes and no judgment. It is a journey towards greater happiness and health.
You may come feeling fearful, troubled or angry, stressed or anxious; dealing with illness or depression, grief or separation; and issues from the past that affect how you view yourself in the present.
We will look at things that are interfering with your ability to function and enjoy life fully. Bringing in how you are feeling right now, helps you step into greater alignment with your personality, life, and your inherent health. In doing so you will become more aware of how your thought processes, feelings, and behaviours are shaping your relationship to life. It gives you the opportunity to see how you can bring more of this into each day.
Issues you may want to explore could include:
- Relationship challenges at home and at work
- Adjustment/transitions through life
- Complex or Developmental Trauma
- Bereavement, Grief, Loss
- Boarding School Syndrome
To find out more about my work please visit: www.livinglifeforce.com