Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy (MA MBACP)
About your situation
You may find yourself unhappy with how things are and you want them to be better. Things are difficult, but you’re not sure what’s behind it or what you can do about it.
When you feel like this you may start to worry that you’ll be stuck like this forever. It may be frustrating to consider that life is passing by and you are not making the most of it. You may worry that, unless you do something, your situation will get even worse.
These are some common issues where I find psychotherapy is effective:
– anxiety, depression and distress which seem to have no practical solution
– feelings of low confidence and low self-worth, a sense of not reaching goals
– trouble in relationships with a partner, family or friends, or finding it hard to form new relationships
How psychotherapy can help
Psychotherapy gives you a chance to explore these difficulties. You may find that you can look more deeply into your concerns, and explore with a sense of stability and safety. This allows you to see and understand aspects of your life that had been frustratingly out of reach.
A basis of mindfulness (simply tuning in to your experience of the present moment) provides stability and openness. A therapist who is able to tune in to your concerns can help you to open to challenging feelings and thoughts, which can then unfold more freely and become better understood.
Through this exploration we aim to shift the way you relate to yourself, other people and the world around you. We aim to find
– enjoyment in your day to day life
– feeling OK with who you are
– an increased sense of safety and security
– the energy to get on with the things that are important to you
To find out more…
If this sounds right for you, there are a few things you can do to explore further.
You can find out more about my psychotherapy work on my website at www.graemejardin.co.uk .
You can email (use the red button) or call me on 07909107447 to ask any questions you have, or to arrange to meet for an initial consultation. During an initial consultation we can talk in depth about your situation and how we can work together to improve it.
If we continue with regular sessions, these are weekly and each session is 50 minutes long.
I have a Masters degree in Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute / Middlesex University (2007). Core Process Psychotherapy (established in 1982) is one of the original mindfulness-based psychotherapy training programs.
I have practiced meditation and mindfulness for over 20 years.
I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics.
In addition I worked supporting families with young children, including facilitating parenting programmes, in Hackney for 10 years.
I charge £60 for a weekly session. I offer some concessionary places for people on low income.
Please feel free to give me a call or email me to discuss your needs and ask any questions that you may have.