• Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Polarity Therapy
  • Supervision
  • Mediation

COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY:

Counselling and psychotherapy can enable clients to understand the influences of significant events and patterns in their lives, and the helpful and/or unhelpful ways they have developed to deal with difficulties.

Praxis Therapy provides a safe and confidential opportunity for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings and actions, gain insight into their problems or dilemmas — and develop new ways of dealing with or responding to them. Issues include:

  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Anxiety, Stress and Lack of Confidence
  • Traumatic Experiences, Overwhelming feelings
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Depression and Mood Swings
  • Work Issues

and many others. . . .

POLARITY THERAPY

Lina offers a whole-body work process that works on the human energy system that is particularly effective for:

  • menopause process and dysregulation symptoms
  • mid-life and feeling confusion and loss with meaning in life and purpose
  • tiredness and fatigue
  • feeling stuck in life – don’t know how to get moving
  • erroneous fear and procrastination
  • unresolved buried anger and rage
  • spiritual crisis and confusion
  • sense of being outside of oneself
  • palliative care
  • and more . . .

Integrating my electrical engineering and therapeutic knowledge, I work with the human energy system through this powerful body-work process. The fundamental component I work with is a person’s vital force that is akin to electricity and creating the most conducive environment for this life energy to flow through. It’s what Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung called the libido, and in Yoga is called prana. It is the very energy that keeps us alive, well and healthy on all levels – physical, emotional and spiritual. It also manifests as one’s vitality which can vary in its intensity depending on numerous factors including life circumstances, stress, health conditions, work and home demands, weather, diet, etc”

During a polarity session, it is this vital life-force that is worked on – all through the power of therapeutic touch and specific techniques whilst the client rests on the massage table and remains fully clothed.

First session (including case assessment): 75-90 mins. Fee £75

Follow-on sessions: 50-75 mins. Fee £65/session

SUPERVISION:

Clinical supervision is offered to therapists and other practitioners in the ‘caring professions’ and for trainees. Lina is a BACP Senior Accredited member (Supervision)

Richard’s theoretical approach is essentially humanistic and is described more fully here – Read More.

Lina’s theoretical approach is integrative based on humanistic frameworks in conjunction with the core concepts of depth psychology – most notably with: the individuation process and dynamics of the unconscious, including through dream-work and creative interplay. She also works with a systems approach, with emphasis on the interplay of mind-body connection and neuroscience, to help make sense of what is going on for supervisee and client.She also places great emphasis on the therapist’s self-care, most notably working with Karpman’s drama triangle and the rescuer position within the therapeutic relationship.

Additionally, Richard has deliberately undertaken a psychodynamic supervision training in order to extend his ‘availability’ to supervisees from other modalities.  With all supervisees, he offers the core humanistic qualities of respect, empathy and genuineness that enable change and growth in therapeutic work and in the supervisory relationship.

It is important to recognise that supervision is not therapy (although it may at times be experienced as therapeutic), and that it is centrally concerned with clients’ safety, process, presenting material, and its effect upon the therapist.

In our opinion, effective supervision provides a growth-encouraging, challenging and respectful relationship that benefits all three of the parties concerned — client, therapist and supervisor.

MEDIATION:

Richard says: Mediation is a completely voluntary and confidential form of alternative dispute resolution. It involves me, as an independent and impartial mediator, helping two or more individuals or groups to reach a solution that’s acceptable to everyone concerned.  I can listen to and talk with both sides, either separately or together; I do not make judgments or determine outcomes – rather I ask questions that help to uncover underlying problems, assist the parties to understand the issues and help them to clarify the options for resolving their differences or dispute.  This means the focus is on working together to go forward, not determining who was right or wrong in the past.

For more information on Praxis Therapy Services – Read More