“YOU CAN EXERT NO INFLUENCE IF YOU ARE NOT SUSCEPTIBLE TO INFLUENCE”
(CARL JUNG, 1929, PARA 163)
The kaleidoscope is a useful metaphor when it comes to describing the style of psychotherapy I practice today. Different colours and shapes in random disorder, chaos even, with reflecting light can create an infinity of possibilities. With a slight twist, a shift there is movement and a new unity, a new beautiful image. A form of art with creativity and flow.
Trauma & Abuse
The areas I have specialised in over the years include working with adults who have experienced childhood trauma and abuse. Working as Director in a specialist trauma service for fifteen years. I help people to heal from trauma by identifying the impact their earlier experiences have on their lives currently and by providing effective therapeutic strategies and resources to build their capacities to manage everyday life.
Sometimes when words are not enough it is necessary to find more creative ways to find expression. There are many approaches that can help such as using images, symbols, story/myth, drama, art. These can help to connect with deeper, more hidden parts, which may need to be attended to.