Core Process Psychotherapy integrates Buddhist psychology and mindfulness, with western psychotherapeutic theory and practice. The body is seen as integral in any therapeutic exploration as is the concept of inherent health and well-being. Compassion, respect and awareness 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. These may involve outer changes such as challenging life events, or come from within relating to our relationship with ourselves. 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 be in the nature of a single traumatic event, or relational trauma stemming from early childhood. These traumatic effects manifest themselves on different levels, cognitive, emotional and somatic. Effective trauma resolution requires a therapeutic understanding and treatment which addresses these different levels of functioning and works with the mind-body interface.

Core process psychotherapy is ideally suited to this approach with its focus on embodied experience and mindful awareness.

I offer ongoing psychotherapy and also short term psychotherapy / counselling support (8-16 sessions)

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Bethan Elsdale

2b Clarence Street



Tel: 0131 555 1836 Mob: 07954 610799