You may be struggling with something in your life at the moment – perhaps feeling stuck, or with an underlying sense of unease. Maybe you’re facing a particular life crisis, or dealing with ongoing challenges and feeling in need of support.
I have something distinct to offer as one of very few people with a specific training in bringing mindfulness-based approaches to therapy and counselling – both one-to-one and group therapy.
Psychotherapy and Mindfulness with Lokadhī Lloyd
I offer both short-term (time-limited) and long-term (open-ended) work. Essential to whatever approach we take is that the relationship is based on trust – a sense that whatever you want to bring to your session will be received non-judgementally and with empathy. Our initial session would be a chance to discuss what brings you to therapy, and to see if we might work together. By the end of the session you may feel ready to commit to a series of sessions, or you might want some time to think things through further.
You may need to understand and explore past experiences that continue to influence unhelpful patterns in the present. Or you may find it useful simply to engage fully in the present moment, without getting caught up in trying to rationalise your responses. In counselling and psychotherapy these two approaches can complement one another – offering the opportunity to become more yourself; more open to your experience, whatever it may be.
I offer a safe, confidential space where you can explore things that trouble you – whatever may be holding you back. At the heart of the way I work is the belief that we all have the resources to reach our potential. Please look at my website: www.mindfulnesstherapy.co.uk
Working in a group can be a positive alternative, or addition, to one-to-one therapy. Bringing mindful awareness to how we experience ourselves – and others – in group contexts provides an opportunity to explore unresolved issues that continue to surface in the family, at work, and socially; can offer new ways of processing difficult emotions that recur or don’t seem to shift.
I run an ongoing monthly mindfulness group for therapists, counsellors and health professionals committed to bringing mindfulness into their work. To find out more, or to register your interest in this group, please contact me. More information at: Mindfulness Workshops & Supervision for Teachers to find out more or to register with this group please contact me.
In addition to offering one-to-one therapy I’ve run Mindfulness courses in the voluntary and private sectors for many years. I offer 9-week Mindfulness-based courses, as well as practice days and workshops for those interested in exploring whether Mindfulness might be helpful to them, and for those with an ongoing Mindfulness practice who would like a top-up. For up-to-date information about forthcoming courses and other mindfulness events, please see: www.mindfulnesstherapy.co.uk/ mindfulness-courses-london
In addition to offering one-to-one therapy I’ve run Mindfulness courses in the voluntary and private sectors for many years. For up-to- date information about forthcoming 9-week Mindfulness-based courses, please see: Mindfulness Courses
I also run workshops for those interested in exploring whether Mindfulness might be helpful to them, and practice days for those with an ongoing Mindfulness practice who would like a top-up. More information at: Mindfulness Practice Days
Areas I work with:
- Addiction and dependency
- Anger management
- Anxiety and Panic Attacks
- Bereavement and Grief
- Eating disorders and relationship with food
- Mindfulness based cognitive therapy
- Relationship problems
- Self-esteem and Self-worth
- Sexual and/or physical abuse in childhood
- Sexuality issues and Sexual problems
- Stress, overwhelm & burnout
Psychotherapy & Mindfulness Qualifications and Training:
Following several years’ training, I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Mindfulness-Based Approaches for which I studied for five years. I’m qualified in the Breathworks Mindfulness approach to managing chronic pain and illness, and am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) whose ethical and professional codes I observe. I am regularly supervised by experienced Psychosynthesis-trained and Mindfulness practitioners, and maintain continuing professional development through frequent training courses and retreats. I am myself a supervisor and trainer of teachers of Mindfulness-based Approaches.
You can either call or email me. I’m happy to talk on the telephone about any concerns or questions you may have about the process.
I charge £60 for each 50-minute session.
I have some discounted spaces for students and those who are currently unemployed or on a low income.