|My approach: Integral Psychosynthesis|
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Offering Psychosynthesis Therapeutic Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Supervision"Though we seem to be sleeping there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are"
Who am I ?Didsbury Therapy Partnership is an independent practice established in 2001 by psychosynthesis psychotherapists Louis Taeijon & John Shiers . We established together the synthesise Centre in Didsbury in 2007. A centre of psychosynthesis training in the North West. Sadly John passed away in 2011. The centre closed just after his Death . I continue the work of psychosynthesis .
My approach to therapy is centred on building a therapeutic relationship with the client so that pain, joy and everything in between, can be fully recognised and held. The aim, through the therapeutic relationship, is to increase our potential to choose how we live and to find meaning and purpose in our lives, rather than being driven by pain and distress from the past.
I graduated from the London Institute of Psychosynthesis in 2002 and am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor .
Psychosynthesis recognises how our life experiences can leave us with deep feelings of pain and fragmentation. It also validates a spiritual dimension to life, which is understood as an evolving journey to deeper levels of creative expression and authentic living.
I have integrated my psychosynthesis training with other approaches to therapy. In particular I work with a focus on how unconscious pain from infancy and childhood continues to influence life in the here and now, and with body oriented therapy which recognises how trauma is located in our physical and energetic bodies. My training in Lifespan Integration (LI) with Peggy Pace, who has developed LI out of attachment psychology and EMDR, can be integrated into therapeutic work, as appropriate for an individual client.
I am registered with, and subject to the code of ethics of,the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP registered) I am also accredited with, and subject to the code of ethics of, the British Assocation for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP accredited). I am a qualified supervisor with a BACP supervision accreditation of individuals and Groups.
How do I Work?An initial meeting is agreed for client and therapist to consider what is bringing the client into therapy and what working together may be like.
A therapeutic contract is agreed at the commencement of therapy which may be for an agreed number of sessions followed by a review, or may be for ongoing therapy.
Therapy usually takes place on a weekly basis although it may on occasion be of greater frequency.
Confidentiality is an essential aspect to therapy and is only broken if a client is at serious risk of harming him/herself or another person.
When a person is receiving psychiatric treatment and is considering psychotherapy through Didsbury Therapy, a letter from the consultant psychiatrist giving consent for psychotherapy is required in order to commence therapeutic work.
A client who is considering therapy will normally be invited to an initial meeting .
At this meeting there is space to consider the issues that are bringing a person to therapy and what working together might be like.
I attempt to meet with a person as soon as is practical after an enquiry is made.
When the practice is full, there is the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list for a place.
As a psychosynthesis therapist I work with appreciation of the whole person at the levels of body, mind and spirit.
Psychosynthesis is a transpersonal psychology which recognises the difficulties and struggles we face as human beings take place in a broader context of the life journey of each person to a deeper experience of ourselves and our potential for growth and development. Psychosynthesis therapy works to explore whatever is blocking a person from living life more fully and authentically.
I have trained in Lifespan Integration (LI) therapists. Lifespan Integration (www.lifespanintegration.com) has been specifically developed to work with deep levels of trauma, distress and early issues of attachment and bonding. When a client wishes to work with LI, I can integrate LI with psychosynthesis therapy or can offer LI as the basis of the therapy.
LOUIS TAEIJON HAS SPECIALIST EXPERIENCE IN WORKING WITH:
Because I seek to understand specific issues and symptoms in the context of the whole of a person's life, therapeutic work is usually ongoing rather than time limited.
For prospective clients with acute disturbances (e.g.obsessive and compulsive disorders, anorexia and bullemia, post-traumatic stress disorder, diagnosed acute addictions) a letter of consent from a GP or psychiatrist is required prior to the commencement of therapy.
I value and work with respect for the differences between people.
Issues of gender, class, race and culture, sexual orientation, age, disabilities and the environment in which we live, all influence our lives and need to be held within the therapeutic relationship.
The therapeutic relationship is about finding or clarifying the life path for each individual person, rather than fitting in to cultural expectations of who we have been taught we "should" be.
The impact of culture and society, as well as family background, has a major impact on life. Our therapeutic approach is one that seeks to fully recognise external as well as internal factors that impact on a client.
FeesPSYCHOSYNTHESIS COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
The fee structure is currently £50 for new clients, for the initial meeting and a sliding scale from £50 to £65 for all subsequent sessions depending on income. Counselling and psychotherapy sessions are 60 minutes in length. If a reduction in the fee is offered then a 50 min session is offered .
LIFESPAN INTEGRATION THERAPY
Clients who specifically want a series of Lifespan Integration(LI) therapy sessions are invited to an initial meeting to clarify the issue or issues that are leading them to consider LI therapy. A series of sessions, and the frequency of sessions are then agreed, along with a review session at the end of the agreed sessions. LI therapy takes place in 90 minute sessions and the fee is £65 for the initial meeting and a sliding scale from £65 to £85 for subsequent sessions depending on income.
INTEGRATIVE SUPERVISION OF COUNSELLORS AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS
The fee structure for supervision for independent therapists is currently £65 for one and a half hours and £85 for two hours. Supervision is based on an integrative relational model, and is available to counsellors and psychotherapists who work relationally across modalities.
The fee structure for therapists funded through an organisation is currently £85 for one and a half hours and £125 for two hours. A copy of one of my supervision qualifications .