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Bring awareness & purpose to your life

mindbody

counselling

Discover & process your past & design an inspiring & meaningful present

Who are you?

We arrived here with complex powerful bodies and minds for engaging in the world in an infinite number of ways and experiencing and achieving an even greater number of possibilities.
And yet many of us live limited and uninspiring lives. Does your everyday life serve you well enough ? If not; what is holding you back?

First we need to ACCEPT what brought us to where we are, we learned to be this way through our environment.

If you didn’t need money, what would you be doing everyday?
How does this compare to what you are actually doing everyday?
Are these two realities compatible?
If not, then we can COMMIT to a process of learning about what keeps us stuck in fear based limitation, & plan a strategy of steps towards becoming a better version of yourself.

As well as working through the less desirable past experiences, in order to heal as best we can, I also facilitate a unique opportunity for personal growth. One that engages a synergy of both body and mind in work and play.

We develop a new you through consciously choosing interests and activity that you can learn and grow from.

Whether you live in an urban part of London, or rural Sussex, there's a lot going on around us that we could enjoy learning about, activities and interests that often doesn't a register in our awareness that they could be right for us, things we could make use of.
Of course I am also aware that many people feel their is no room to move or rearrange their lives to suit their own needs.
I empathize with that position as I also have parental responsibilities and other things in my life that I must prioritize. But I feel I must point out change is not easy and part of it will be changing our relationship with ourselves as well as others. Which will inevitably involve asking for what we need more often in the future, and not just being compliant for an easier life.
It doesn't work !

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When it comes to our modern day society, there is no doubt that we are being told how to live and what our lives are supposed to look like.
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Interesting; especially if you’ve come across Myers Briggs personality types, based on Carl Jung’s Archetypes
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Does your life feel like this sometimes ?
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LIFE
On Top Of The World!

What if?
The depression & anxiety many people
experience daily is a normal reaction
to an insane emotionally disconnected
world...

There’s nothing wrong with you or how you feel, but it is you who has the power and responsibility to change it.

Paul Weeden

I came to working as a therapist through a love of working with people, a thirst for knowledge and a yearning to understand the mechanisms of the mind, emotions & the world we inhabit.
At the age of 31 I looked back at where I had put my attention mostly and had some serious regrets about the choices I had made. They had not helped me achieve my dreams or meet my expectations.
Learning about psychology and working as a counsellor in Sussex schools and the NHS helped me to understand people and the world a lot better, and helping professionals in London I saw how similar we all are in many ways.
Working through the past proved to not be enough and I found much of the training and personal therapy I received did not equip me to know how to live a balanced and happy life outside of the therapy & coaching arena.

Around 40 I was fed up with my daily physical aches and pains, and I discovered there might be more to them than just getting older. I became interested in ’embodiment’ – the mind/body connection. Many great master teachers had given me glimpses of this previously.
I revisited my interest and commitment to ancient practices such as karate and yoga. And I made an effort to dance more again, it’s a great way to shake inflexible joints and stiff muscles.
I also learned through somatic coaching that the body stores emotions at a cellular level, as well as a story about what we have been through, often leading to physical ailments. I’ve learned to ask myself, how am I breathing? Is it helping me, am I relaxed or tense?
I’ve also committed to my passion for making music as part of my life and I took on an MA in Music at University of Sussex.

Every week I train and study martial artists, inspired by people like Bruce Lee and I’ve committed to working towards achieving my 1st Dan black belt. As well as learning Systema Russian martial arts, a system based on breathing and relaxing under pressure.
http://systemabrighton.co.uk/

Most recently I discovered the Wim Hof Method “The Iceman”
https://www.wimhofmethod.com
& Patrick McKeown’s The Oxygen Advantage
http://oxygenadvantage.com

I took a workshop training with Tim Van der Vliet in Holland. Science backs up that these body and breath practices have the power to repair our autoimmune system, improve the quality of our blood cells and improve our mental health.
http://www.timvandervliet.com/

But most of all I have learned that most of the depression and anxiety I’ve seen in my clients is a normal response, like a warning light to our modern sedentary and often superficial lifestyles.

Repressing our true selves through fear of being rejected is not a healthy or fair way to live.

Fearing what your partner or colleagues really think of you or will do, if they knew who you really long to be.
Most of this is so subtle we don’t even notice we are playing this game most of the time.
As with any perceived cage – in order to break free from it, it will take – time, commitment & courage.

Carlos Castaneda’s Don Juan said – ‘To become a man of knowledge we must first conquer – fear, clarity, power, and old age.’

Personal & professional coaching

Mind & body practice for life.
Increase awareness, learn to relax, breathe fully & efficiently, have more fun & get fitter.
Bring meaning and purpose through personal interests into your work & personal life.
Learn to do what you do more efficiently & effectively.

- One-to-one sessions -
- Group workshops -

Embodiment Coaching – what is it & who can benefit?

Bringing mind & body into self development, counselling and coaching for professionals, athletes, martial artists, performers and musicians.
Most of us never learned how to breathe, if we don't breathe well everything else is more difficult.
It's hard to know what we need when we are overwhelmed and stressed, distracted or numbed out.
We can build balance into our lives, by learning to recognize the patterns when we get out of balance.
Are you typically earthy and grounded,but perhaps lacking spontaneity ?
or up in the clouds airy & dreamy but lacking strong roots and support ?
Could you make use of being more effective with your inner fire ?
Or would you like to learn to flow and adapt like water ?
We are more likely to feel fulfilled and able to meet our physical and emotional needs if we understand how our patterns and traits serve or limit us.
Most of our lives we run on fear rather than love and trust.
We mistakenly opt to play it safe rather than push and expand ourselves towards learning & growth.
This typically shows up as putting money & a sensible yet perhaps unfulfilling career before everything else.
Is it any wonder so many of us reply on medication caffeine & alcohol to get through the week ?
https://embodiedfacilitator.com

Integrating psychology modalities

humanistic counselling

Carl Rogers - the actualising tendency, the core conditions
Fritz Perls – non verbal communication, body awareness & cycle of experience

psychodynamic counselling

Sigmund Freud - the influence the past has on us through our unconscious thoughts & behaviour
Carl Jung - Archetypes; how the shadow & the persona impact on how we live

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Learn to replace outdated thinking with more constructive and helpful thoughts & communication
Aaron Beck -“If our thinking is bogged down by distorted symbolic meanings, illogical reasoning and erroneous interpretations, we become, in truth, blind and deaf”.

how this works

1

After first contact we agree to an assessment session to discuss your situation and needs

2

We then need to arrange a working agreement which will contain specifics of the initial
6 -12 sessions

3

We will agree the focus of the work, the content you wish to bring, and the goal & desired outcome

4

There will be homework in the form of reflecting on the sessions, keeping a journal on thoughts, feelings & relevant life events

 

Pricing Plans

one-to-one

£70

Per one hour session

  • Assessment meeting £25
  • Agreed number of clinical sessions
  • Agreed suitable time & location
  • Working agreement including focus & desired outcome

mind/body coaching

£140

Per two hour session

  • Assessment meeting £25
  • Agreed suitability for body & movement based work
  • Agreed suitable spacious location
  • Agreed area of self development for focus of work

Self development workshops

£240

four half day sessions

  • Mood & state managment toolbox
  • Stop smoking easily & effectively for good
  • Communication skills for work & personal life
  • Mind body awareness & growth

Corporate & team building workshops –
please contact me

Come and explore how to

grow yourself

blog articles

MindBody Counselling – Wim Hof The Ice Man
MindBody Counselling – balancing
MindBody Counselling – nerves
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MindBody Counselling – autism
MindBody Counselling – Yin-Yang

Get In Touch!

StillPoint Meditation and
Therapy Centre,
18 Devonshire Row, London EC2M 4RH
&
Dove Lodge,
49 Beach Road, Littlehampton, BN14

07900 822973

contact@mindbodycounselling.co.uk

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