How do we become ourselves? What makes us who we are? Who am I? What stands between me and the person that I might be?
It is not always possible to feel right in the world. Sometimes “being yourself” seems like an unachievable condition. Life throws so much at us, and gives us so little time in which to react, that sometimes it is impossible to find the space in which to reflect on who we are and why.
Psychotherapy has helped me discover who I am and it may be that it can help you too. We all need time to explore. All of us. That is how we learn how to become ourselves.
Psychotherapy and Counselling with Nick Coleman
I trained in the Humanistic Integrative school of psychotherapy. In that tradition, the relationship between client and therapist governs the course of the work done. Therefore, it is my practice to find ways to work with each individual as an individual and not as a “type”. One size does not fit all. We do the work together according to the needs of the client, whether that means exploring the past, examining the present or addressing longstanding habits or processes that give rise to undesired ways of feeling. It may entail doing all of those things.
I have a particular interest in the creative processes, having been a writer and journalist for most of my adult life, and so I am always more than prepared to help explore the anxieties that attend all forms of creative work.
Also, those struggling with health issues will find an empathetic ear. Sometimes it is the case that we know what is troubling us and yet we cannot find a way to live with that unease. Psychotherapy helps us to find and then follow that path.
Areas I work with:
I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues including:
- Bereavement & Grief
- Health issues
- Relationship Issues & Problems
Psychotherapy Training & Qualifications:
I am a member of the BACP qualified to Advanced Diploma standard (www.bacp.co.uk) and I abide by that institution’s Code of Ethics. I trained at CPPD in North London and qualified after three years in 2018.
CPPD teaches the Humanistic Integrative approach to counselling and I am therefore conversant with a number of therapeutic modalities: Person-Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Attachment Theory and the Psychodynamic tradition. But I am not doctrinaire nor hidebound in the way I work with them.
I have a degree (BA Hons.) from Manchester University and have been a writer and journalist for more than 30 years.
I am in ongoing supervision at CPPD and at Caris Islington.
You can either call or email me to arrange an initial consultation. I’m happy to talk on the telephone about any concerns or questions you may have about the process.
£50 per 50 minute session