Therapy in Cambridge

Therapy in Cambridge

My therapeutic approach…

I have what is called an integrated and psychodynamic approach based on mindfulness, body awareness and the five elements.

It is my experience that our infancy and early childhood is formative and that when we attend to present day issues on this level, we can really transform.

It is normal to have issues left over from childhood or our earlier life that have yet to be integrated. The nature of childhood is that we are vulnerable and brought up by fallible human beings who have their own blind-spots and wounds. Once we get to adulthood our brain and nervous system is developed enough for us to finally address what might be holding us back in the now moment and causing us present day suffering.

What Happens in a Session…

Whether we are in the same room or working remotely, during sessions we are usually seated. Working remotely I show you how to create a safe and therapeutic space for yourself and show you how to set things up so that you are super comfy and so that we can work effectively together. With how I work, there is no difference in the potency of the sessions wether in-person or via Skype/Zoom/FaceTime so please don’t worry about this. The sessions can be both powerful and wonderful.

Mindfulness is always encouraged (if you don’t know what this is, please don’t worry, I will show you and it will change your life 🙂 While we address what needs addressing I am trained to pace things so that things feel manageable and surprisingly gentle 🙂

I show you how to stay connected to your self and to your strengths and resources. I can show you how to listen to your intuition or show you other helpful exercises that could support you in your innate ability to resolve what needs resolving. I will probably get you moving around your room there at some point. But you are empowered at all times to follow what you need. We might do some inner child work. I might offer you some “psycho-ed”; teaching you how the autonomic nervous system works and about “Threat Brain” and what we can do to successfully manage this system and use it serve us rather than perhaps feel as if its spoiling our life – this teaching is now proven to be assistive in helping trauma resolve safely.

I will also challenge you, because as human beings we often trick ourselves into staying unhealthy and “small”.

At all times, unless I think things are moving too fast so as to be unsafe, I follow you… and, however we are are working together, I encourage you to listen to your own needs, and your body’s intelligence at all times.
 

What can I help with?

  • Resolving trauma
  • Healing physical symptoms that don’t respond to treatment.
  • Resolving fear/courage work
  • loss and grief work
  • Building confidence
  • low self esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Fear of vulnerability
  • Depression
  • Feeling “lost”
  • Huge inner critic / self-sabotage
  • Over-thinking
  • Emotional numbness
  • Menopause
  • PMT
  • Re-connection to and strengthening of personal boundaries
  • Finding voice and expression
  • Expression of unmet needs
  • Connection to core sexuality and awakening libido
  • Attunement to and support of birth gender
  • Fear of love

 

Call me on 01223 277837 or get in touch via the online contact form and let’s see if I can help.

THE INITIAL ASSESSMENT SESSION IS FREE OF CHARGE



Catherine Stone, Cambridge UK

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