Core Process Psychotherapy in person and online
Core Process Psychotherapy, having been established in 1982, is one of the original mindfulness-based psychotherapies. Buddhist psychology and mindfulness practice underpin this work. Teachings are drawn from different Buddhist sources and lineages to create a broad vehicle for the training of psychotherapists, which is integrated with western personality theory, psychodynamics and psychotherapy skills.
The therapist provides opportunities for deepening embodied awareness and cultivating presence and open-heartedness in relationships. The integration of mindfulness practices with western psychotherapeutic practices is entirely unique. The client is invited to develop the ability to deepen into a state of presence, and learn to bring this state of awareness into relationship. Presence-in-relationship then becomes the ground of enquiry into the client's arising process.
In Core Process work both therapist and client are engaged in a joint healing process where an awareness of the body, its feelings and feeling tones, and the content and states of mind that arise, are used to explore the nature of selfhood and suffering. The therapist's essential role is that of reflector and facilitator of awareness. The heart of Core Process work is oriented to the belief that true healing is only possible to the extent that we can be fully present to the immediacy of our inner and outer experience.
This type of therapy is not only for people who are interested in Buddhism or are already Buddhists. This is for anyone who is interested in developing compassion for oneself in a deeply held and safe space. This helps the client develop a capacity for contemplative enquiry and the cultivation of embodied awareness.
EMDR is also offered together with Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy or separately.
I offer Psychotherapy, EMDR, Craniosacral Therapy in Belgravia or Kings Cross. I also offer sessions online.
An initial short online meeting is recommended before the first session.
Please contact me below for more information or to book an appointment.
The Light Centre Belgravia
9 Eccleston Street
London SW1W 9LX
150 Caledonian Road
London N1 9RD
Online sessions also available