Creative Counselling

This page is intended to serve those looking for 1:1 counselling, first I will offer you a little information about where I have worked, with whom, and how. My qualifications and a little background information.

I have 20 years of experience working with people in a wide variety of settings such as; Home, School, Charity, Business, Retreat, Hospital, Adult Education, and Private Practice.

The transpersonal aspect inspires understanding that everything is connected, and I have worked with people in Laos, Libya, Lebanon, Turkey, France, Italy and the U.K. holding this intention.

I offer support to individuals and groups with full consideration to their social, cultural, mental, emotional and physical needs; helping to guide each towards their full potential in meeting themselves, work, life, and relationships.

I provide practical and intuitive support. You may wish to talk through your process and, if needed; I will help guide and support you in more directive ways. Primarily the journey is yours and I am always in awe at the subtlety in how each of us knows how to navigate towards what we need in order to be happy, I will listen and help you reflect upon your process and share with you opportunities to work through processes using Art, Creativity, Play (i.e. Sandplay, Roleplay), Movement, Stories, Meditation, Heart Mind Connection, Mind Body Connection, and Intention. And I will offer you ways to ground this all into your day to day life.

I am a qualified Transpersonal Arts and Holistic Counsellor, Certified HeartMath Coach, and Certified Therapeutic Play Practitioner.

In addition to training, Counsellors have usually had to spend many hours with their own therapists, and I am no exception to this rule.

I also pay for regular supervision.  This will be with another specially trained therapist who is more experienced. My supervisor will review our work, offer me suggestions, and help with difficulties.

All of the above is held within a strict boundary of confidentiality.

Talk
Talking is part of the process and can be the method used if you wish.

Art & Play
Transpersonal Art Counselling involves art and creative play, the effortless pathway to the subconscious. This ranges from messing around or making well considered placement of figurines in a sand tray, to painting, using clay, doodling or role playing, juggling or even singing & dancing if the mood takes you. With creative practices I can help you to explore the relationships between the symbols, shapes, and forms in what you create and the thoughts and feelings which come with them. This part of the journey usually contains an element of surprise which clients enjoy because it shows that there is more than you expected.

Transpersonal & Holistic

The Transpersonal and Holistic brings perspective into your individual experience. This helps you extend your identity beyond the thoughts that can bring about the feeling of being stuck.

Through this transformative work you can experience newfound:

    • Relaxed Confidence
    • Optimism
    • Improve Communication Skills
    • Creativity
    • Inspiration
    • Resilience
    • Peace & Power
    • Healthy Relationships
    • Gratification
    • Calm
    • Clarity
    • Self-worth
    • Purpose & Meaning
    • Self-respect
    • Personal Growth

“More brain centres light up in response to metaphor than any other form of human communication.”
F. Levin and A.H. Modell

Creative Counselling can help to alleviate:

    • Relationship Difficulties
    • Anxiety & Stress
    • Confidence Issues
    • Boundary Issues
    • Guilt & Shame
    • Cause and Effect of Abuse
    • Addictions

Read about Charlotte’s Creative Counselling Experience

Read about Stephen’s Creative Counselling Experience

I am happy to answer any questions you may have by filling in the details on the contacts page.

Costs

I offer a one-off free ‘get to know you’ session for people who are curious but unsure. This lasts 40 mins and allows us to see if we are suited to working together.

Each session lasts 60 mins and it is recommended that you start on a regular weekly basis.

A session costs £70 and can be paid in advance or on the day.

* It is also possible to arrange and agree on a concession rate if needed.

The cancellation schedule is discussed and agreed on at our ‘get to know you session’.

Six is the recommended number of sessions to begin with.  And you are free to decide when you wish to end or continue.  To close; a final additional review session is normal.

I currently have a space at a fixed location in North East Central London Zone 2.