Unfortunately my premises are up two flights of stairs. In the future I hope to build accessible premises, but I'm sorry that this is not available just yet.
I don't, because I provide pro-bono work through a local mental health organisation. If throughout the work you find you're finding it hard to meet the costs, we can look at changing the regularity to make it more affordable.
My answer is yes and no for this one. Yes - because we all still have our child part with us and speaking with this part of us can be full of the wisdom that we know children often have. I also answer 'no' because adults too can find working with a sand tray and objects to be a way of visually representing what is happening for us and our relationship to ourself - plus just as sand shifts so can the way that we think or feel about things that are going on, or have gone on or might go on, in our lives.
Generally no. This is for you to add your own meaning and not for me to interpret your sculpts. There are therapists who do this, but I choose not to as it goes against the values of the person-centred approach - that you are the expert in yourself and not me. I might tentatively see whether I understand the meaning you are placing to it, but this always comes from a place of you saying something like 'well no, that's not it, it's more like....' and the exploration may then help you to clarify for yourself just what this represents.
This is a form of psychotherapy that incorporates movement in a person-centred way. I have two mini-trampolines so that we are both on these together. The advantages of movement is that it can help you to re-connect with your body due to dissociation of various forms. It can be used to 'shake off' trauma just like bears do. It can also be a means of raising self-esteem and body image. It's a totally collaborative process and we share choices of music or use bilateral sound. It can also be used as a non-verbal way of expressing feelings. To incorporate this in our work requires an additional questionnaire to ensure that it is safe for you to engage in. I have dyspraxia, a neurodivergence that impacts my co-ordination, and I love the sense of freedom that the mini-trampolines bring allowing me to move in ways not possible on solid ground.
They are also known as Russian dolls. When you open up the outside doll, it reveals a doll inside, and so it goes on till the last tiny doll. I have traditional dolls or a variation of the theme with pandas. There is no single way to work with the dolls. You may find them helpful for separating the different parts of you, or voices within you. If you wanted to share aspects of your self that are more hidden away, perhaps through shame or guilt, I will meet these with acceptance and positive regard.
I have a range of visual cards - for example trauma cards go right to the heart of how your trauma may look and feel whilst other cards are more self-affirming (strength cards). I also have a range of imaginative visual cards which can help with writers block or self-expression. I also have cards that simply show expressions, when it's hard to find the words for how you feel. I also have pens, paper and felt tips for creative writing and drawing which can be very effective for helping you to express what you are experiencing or have experienced.
Absolutely! We can collaborate together creatively to find the most effective ways of working together. We don't have to use any resources at all, or we can actually combine them to create a wonderful space for discovery and healing.
Brainspotting absolutely works online as has been proven through periods of lockdown where there was no alternative! I have also managed to adapt the resources such as the cards and the Matryoshka dolls online. Sand tray work is harder, unless of course you have your own or are alone on a beach! Likewise with the trampolines, although movement can still go ahead online and can be very effective.
Please contact me through the contact section of the website and I will try to answer any further questions for you.