I believe that the brain and body have capacity for healing, but needs to feel safe to do so. Sometimes we attempt to fit expectations - both as clients or professionals - to 'fit into the norms'. Many people come to therapy because something does not feel right, rather like trying to fit a round peg in a square hole. It is important for therapy to be creative and work with the lower parts of the brain which regulate safety. This can mean a variety of creative methods - but we can only explore with the individual, and any past experiences of therapy, as to what this means. Understanding how their body feels and moves, and space between therapist and client might be what is important for one person. For another, keeping one foot in the cognitive space, such as writing therapy approaches, helps to structure their thoughts. It can also mean having external and internal cues, for example in mindfulness, or working with boundaries in space even between the client and therapist.
Holistic Approach: Richmond Balance seamlessly integrates the knowledge of both physiotherapy and counseling, complemented by personal experience. While physiotherapists can address physical conditions, our counselors focus on the emotional aspects that often accompany health challenges.
Comprehensive Support: For conditions that are complex, lasting, or severe, it can feel like a rollercoaster of relapses without sufficient support. Richmond Balance bridges the gap by offering expertise in both physical and mental health, with our therapist being an HCPC registered Physiotherapist and BACP Accredited Counsellor.
There is no 'one size fits all' approach, as we work creatively with the mind and body to establish what works for each individual and embraces the unique gift each journey can bring. I trained in integrative counselling, which means I can work with a variety of theories of counselling. Specific training includes: Compassion Focused Approach, Trauma-Informed Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness (including trauma-informed), Cognitive Processing Therapy. All these are underpinned by a client-centred, relational approach and their needs and focuses for therapy. My background in physiotherapy and personal experience supports me with the knowledge and experience of how the brain and body works. It also prevents many clients needing to explain and educate about their own, or close ones, conditions, taking up precious time in the sessions.
Online: Video, Email
Face-to-face (Richmond, North Yorkshire. Other venues under an agreement)
‘Walk’ (Outdoor) and talk therapy
Single Session Therapy
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