At the heart of Psychotherapy for Soul is the personal, professional, confidential, therapeutic relationship between us, client and therapist. My role is to provide a safe environment where you can explore your life experience, the issues troubling you, and your values and goals for a fulfilling future.
Psychotherapy for Soul is about:
Evolving as a human being.
Expanding our Soul, which means our lived experience of being who we are.
Hence, living a life ever more fruitful, more abundant, with more meaning, more fulfilled, and with more zest for life.
Psychotherapy for Soul: Healing Past Traumas
A diminishing of Soul begins in childhood:
Some of us suffer trauma through acts of physical or sexual violence against us or severe neglect, resulting in complex psychological needs.
Many of us suffer from the lack of loving care and regard that we need. As a result, we may feel untouched by love.
Even the best of those who care for us have lapses: Times of sadness, grief, pain, sickness, anger, or distraction. Just being human. With an infant’s finely tuned senses, each lapse is a wound to Soul. An infant for whom the only time is now.
The impact of such traumas, the wounding and diminishing of Soul, carries over into adulthood. Then, we may suffer anxiety, panic attacks, sadness, depression, addiction, low self-confidence or self-esteem or self-worth, troubled relationships, whatever diminishes our lived experience of being who we are.
Psychotherapy for Soul is about healing such childhood traumas and restoring Soul, to help us find the path towards a more vital, fruitful, abundant, meaningful, and fulfilled life.
Psychotherapy for Soul: Healing Relationships
Partners entering into a relationship bring with them the differing wounding and diminishing of Soul which they have suffered, a potential for misunderstanding, disappointment, and turmoil.
My role as a couple counsellor is to foster a dialogue between you around the issues that brought you into couple counselling. I foster this dialogue by posing questions and raising relevant topics for you to discuss with each other. In your dialogue, I encourage both of you to take ownership of whatever you express: your thoughts, your feelings, your wants, your needs; your experience of love, aggression, and bodily life.
Sharing feelings and needs serves to strengthen and deepen your relationship—as well as expanding your individual lived experience of being who you are— regardless of what as a couple you come to decide about the future. For more details, please, see my Couple Counselling page.
Psychotherapy for Soul: Visioning the Future
Psychotherapy for Soul is equally about the realisation of our values and goals. There are times when we begin to feel there must be more in life than we are experiencing, more joy, love, fulfilment, the realisation of whom we truly are.
Psychotherapy for Soul can be exciting, enriching and transforming. A catalyst for profound change in our experience of being alive:
By growing as a person. Finding qualities in ourselves we didn’t know were there.
By discovering and realising our potentiality more and more.
By gaining insight into our unique purpose. The meaning of our life. The values which inform and inspire it.
Our life can be a journey of self-realisation and joy. Ever more vital, fruitful, abundant, meaningful, and fulfilled.
My Psychotherapy Practice
During regular individual 50-minute psychotherapy sessions—and for partners 75-minute couple counselling sessions—we work together on whatever issues you choose to explore.
I have practiced as a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist for 25 years. I trained at The Institute of Psychosynthesis, London. During the last twelve years, I have studied the ancient healing practice of Shamanism. I trained at Eagle’s Wing College of Contemporary Shamanism.
I have also written a book ‘Soulfulness’ (2017). I describe how a present day form of Shamanism can be integrated into a mainstream therapy practice like mine. From this work, I have developed Psychotherapy for Soul, bringing in a wealth of Shamanic thought and practice:
Shamanic Psychology: The profound wisdom embodied in the Medicine Wheel – the wheel of health and wholeness – which illuminates many aspects of human existence and human frailty.
Shamanic Practice: Once widespread, these are empathic, gentle, and relaxed techniques serving the restoring and expanding of Soul.
My psychotherapy practice is located in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. I see individual and couple clients from Berkshire and surrounding counties face-to-face. I also see individual clients online.
To contact me, please go to my Contact page. I look forward to hearing from you.
Cost of Sessions
My standard fee is £75 per 50-minute individual session, and £110 per 75-minute couple session, reviewed annually.
However, I am willing to set a session fee based on what you can realistically afford as a priority expense, be it less or more than my standard fee.
Thanks to Anne Strange for the use of her Artwork
Anne Strange trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis, London. She ran a counselling practice in London, then in Glasgow. Now, she is part of a Spiritual Care Team in a large hospital. She helps with a charity for the visually impaired. As well as enjoying more time to paint.
To find out more about Anne’s work please send a message via my Contact page.