Core Process Psychotherapy & Counselling
Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP) supports us to bring greater awareness, understanding and compassion to life. Life happens and it is full of changes; some change we welcome and some we do not. CPP is a mindfulness-based approach that can enable us to meet our fluctuating life circumstances with more awareness and inner resources.
CPP has its roots in Buddhist awareness practice and is integrated with western depth psychology. It is not necessary to have any experience of Buddhist practice to benefit from CPP. Through this therapeutic process we come to see how our personality and habitual ways of relating and behaving express themselves in our life in the present. When our ways of being and thinking remain unexplored we can be unconsciously influenced by habit patterns that were formed many years ago, and that may no longer be relevant, or of benefit to us. Without realising it we can limit what we feel is possible for us in our life. A greater awareness and understanding of how we relate to ourselves, others and the environment can bring about a deepening sense of wellbeing, stability and belonging; and an increased capacity for life.
CPP is an embodied exploration based on the understanding that at the core of who we are is a clear centre of wellbeing, our intuitive wisdom. This therapeutic journey is one of coming into deeper relationship with our inner well-spring and with that which blocks this naturally wise and compassionate aspect of our being, so that we can live more meaningfully, happily and in balance.
We are all, we are all the children of a beautiful coloured flower, a flaming flower, and there is no one, there is no one who regrets who we are. Huichol song
Core Process sessions last for 1 hour and happen on a weekly basis. The initial session is free and is an opportunity to meet the therapist, find out more about Core Process work and to say what you would like to get out of coming to therapy at this time. Confidentiality is important and I will check boundaries with you to confirm that it is possible for us to work together.
The space in which I work offers a safe, respectful place to explore your experiences, and aspects of life that feel unresolved or challenging – these issues may feel personal or universal and may include;
- Anxiety and depression
- Eating disorders
- Living with serious illness
- Ecological concerns
- Experiencing a sense of separateness or disconnection from life
- Transitions, moving into a different phase of life
The holding field I provide is one of acceptance, respect and compassion, honouring our diversity and the uniqueness of each individual’s journey.
If there are specific matters you would like to explore it is possible to undertake short-term work. It is also possible to explore experiences in more depth through medium and longer term work. I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist, and my work is carried out in accordance with their ethical framework.