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Body-Oriented Psychotherapy (and its related modalities)?

What Is Body-Oriented Psychotherapy?: Originating from the work of psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, body-oriented psychotherapy (also called body psychotherapy and somatic psychotherapy) describes certain types of therapy techniques that integrate your physical body into the therapy process.

There are many different therapy modalities and therapeutic techniques that fall into this category, but they all share the root concept that your body is intimately connected with your psychology, and that one cannot be healthy if the other is not. Usually, these types of therapy techniques require minimal conversation and focus on the energy and emotions stored within your body.

These therapy techniques can help a whole range of physical and emotional problems and behavioural disorders including anxiety, panic attacks and other stress-related issues, negative body image issues, sexuality and fear of intimacy (see below for more). Different modalities and techniques are appropriate for different people and issues.

The different types of body-oriented psychotherapy modalities HQ Therapy offer to clients range from Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR), Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Biodynamic Psychotherapy, to Bioenergetic Analysis.

What Can Body-Oriented Psychotherapy Can Help With?

Many people can benefit from some form of body-oriented psychotherapy. Your practitioner can help you work through a wide range of problems and targets together.

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***If you feel you need some help with getting therapy contact us using the form at the bottom of this page and someone will guide you through the process.***

These are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that we offer clients at HQ Therapy closely related to body-oriented psychotherapy.

Related Body-Oriented Psychotherapy Approaches Offered At HQ Therapy

The common running theme in most body-oriented psychotherapy techniques is the connection between body and mind and the underlying presupposition that our relationship to ourselves, others and the world is not only rooted in our mind and thoughts but also in our bodies.

Choosing the right practitioner is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together forming a collaborative process with both client and therapist as equals.

These are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that we offer clients at HQ Therapy closely related to body-oriented psychotherapy.

Body-Oriented Psychotherapists Working at HQ Therapy

Body-oriented therapists will work with your body and your mind to help you achieve balance and improve your overall well-being. This may involve mind-body exercises such as breathwork, meditation, visualization, massage, grounding, dance and sensation or awareness work.

Below is a selection of our current body-oriented psychotherapists who are fully trained to work with clients using different types of therapy modalities and a wide range of techniques.

If you feel like you still need some more help in your decision then get in touch with us using the form at the bottom of this page (‘Can I Contact You For Advice About Therapy?’) and someone will guide you through the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Body-Oriented Psychotherapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply get in touch with us using the form below or give us a call at 0203 997 9229 and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

However, if you feel you are ready to start therapy straight away then click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with a fully qualified therapist, or if you are struggling financially click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with one of our Low-Cost therapists.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored to the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.