Core Process Psychotherapy

Core Process Psychotherapy integrates Buddhist psychology, mindfulness and western psychotherapeutic theory and practice. It invites an embodied approach to psychotherapy where the body is seen as integral to any therapeutic exploration. The concept of inherent health and well-being are key elements brought to the psychotherapy / counselling process.

We all desire a rewarding and meaningful life where a sense of order prevails. Inevitably we encounter difficulties which can throw us into turmoil and distress. Psychotherapy is designed to facilitate personal exploration,develop greater self awareness and heal trauma within the contact of a supportive therapeutic relationship.

Some reasons why individuals seek psychotherapy are listed below.

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Low self esteem
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

A proportion of the psychological and physical symptoms which cause individuals to seek help are related to the impact of trauma. This may involve a single traumatic event, or relational trauma stemming from early childhood. These traumatic experiences manifest themselves on different levels including cognitive, emotional and somatic. Effective trauma resolution requires a therapeutic understanding and treatment which addresses these different levels of experience and works with the mind-body interface.

Core process psychotherapy is ideally suited for trauma resolution with its focus on embodied experience and mindful awareness.

I offer ongoing and also short term psychotherapy / counselling to fit individual needs.

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Bethan Elsdale

2b Clarence Street

Edinburgh

EH3 5AF


Tel: 0131 555 1836 Mob: 07954 610799
Email: bethan@bethan-elsdale.co.uk