I have returned to offering in-person sessions at St Andrews Hall in Chesterton. I am still able to offer sessions either by Zoom or phone if preferable.

 

 

 

Why Therapy?

 

People often wonder if their issues are sufficient enough to seek therapy for. I firmly beleive that if something is bothering you then it is important enough to attend to. People seek therapy for a whole host of different reasons. Some may want a greater sense of personal power and to feel more connected to themselves, whilst others may begin to start the recovery process of a past or ongoing trauma.

As we are social beings; hardwired for connection, when we experience turmoil and periods of distress, being able to process this and make meaning from it within a supportive and nurturing relationship can really help.

How I approach the Sessions:

Within the therapy sessions I like to pay attention to and be curious about the relationship that develops between myself and you the client. It is through the enriching process of building a meaningful therapeutic relationship that  can further personal insight into your issues. I believe transformation can come through being able to connect and reflect with yourself more deeply when given the supportive space to do so.  This process will be different for everyone, so there is no template for how this is achieved; there is no wrong or right way to be a client, so come as and where you are.

I believe to be a human can be a pretty messy and muddled experience. We often don't know whay we feel the way we do and our experiences can feel really difficult to make sense of. This partly underpins my tendency to work in quite a fluid way so therefore I do not particularly use specific therapy techniques but rather I favour a deep enquiry into your subjective experience.  How we then come to understand this and work with it can be the beginning of an empowering process.

My work is informed by many different approaches and theories which enables a more tailored fit for each client according to what they are bringing and wanting to work on. I draw from various psychotherapeutic theories such as Humanistic therapy, existential, client led, attachment and psychodynamic.

I can offer both short term and long term therapy.

I work with individual adults, 18 years and above.

Within my integrative arts psychotherapy training I learnt how to work with clients using different art materials and techniques within a psychotherapy framework. Within my therapy room I have postcards, a sandtray and objects and general art materials for clients to use.

Using art and imagery can really help people engage with themselves and the world in a different way than talking can, helping clients to find new meanings and information that was out of conscious awareness previously.

There is no need for you to have any previous experience with art just a willingness to have a go and explore.

Contact:

Email: joash.therapy@gmail.com  

Phone: 07758 295846  

Address: St Andrews Hall, St Andrews Street, Chesterton, CB4 1DH

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