Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy

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Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy supports clients in working with embodied sensations, bringing awareness to the body's subtle reactions and feeling tones, in the moment. This exploration of self is done in relationship and the therapist provides a supportive and confidential holding environment for the client to be deeply heard and seen.

This Buddhist based psychotherapeutic model understands that awareness is transformative. A core belief is that awareness allows the possibility of change and healing, so that suffering can be eased as we allow self acceptance and compassion to emerge.

Danielle believes that through becoming more intimately aware of ourselves, through the therapeutic relationship, we can become more familiar with our previously unrecognised process and behavioural patterning. This relational psychotherapy can create a change in how we experience ourselves, and our increase in awareness can potentially ease self critical thoughts, feelings and judgements. Embracing the unknown through embodied exploration, and connecting with our vulnerability, can reveal personal insights and truth. This can be a pathway to achieving a greater sense of connection through feeling into our own experience of being human.

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Danielle graduated with an MA in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice, from the Karuna Institute in 2016, and adheres to their code of ethics. She is an individual member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and is also currently working towards full accreditation with the UK based accrediting body for Psychotherapeutic Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKCP).

Although Danielle offers short term work it is common for psychotherapy clients to maintain therapy for up to several years, and she usually sees clients for at least six months.

Psychotherapy Can Help With Many Issues and Difficulties Including:

  • Anxiety or an inability to cope or concentrate
  • Problems dealing with stress or recovering from stressful situations
  • Lack of confidence or extreme shyness
  • Coping with the effects of abuse
  • Feelings of depression , sadness, grief or emptiness
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Difficulty making or sustaining relationships, or repeatedly becoming involved in unsatisfying or destructive relationships
  • Difficulties coming to terms with losses such as bereavement , divorce or loss of employment
  • Eating disorders
  • Self harm
  • Sexual problems
  • Obsessive behaviour and/or thoughts
  • Panic attacks and phobias