What is Buddhist therapy?
Buddhist therapy brings Western psychotherapeutic techniques together with a Buddhist philosophy and perspective to create personal change.
I've trained in various Western models of psychotherapy to Masters level:
- the transtheoretical model of change
- cognitive behavioural therapy
I've also been practising and studying Buddhism for over 20 years.
I bring these together to create powerful and often rapid positive change in the lives of my clients.
A focus on the present
Often when people think of therapy they think of working through past experiences.
But change only happens in the present moment.
Through my work with hundreds of clients from all over the world, I've found that focusing on what's working and what's not in your present experience -- and developing strategies for change on that basis -- is generally much more powerful than spending months talking about your past.
We will discuss your past where it's affecting your present experience, but the focus will be on how this will allow you to get where you want to be now.
Bringing Buddhism and psychotherapy together
My MA research explored how Buddhism and psychotherapy can work together, specifically in the treatment of depression.
I was awarded a distinction and this work became the foundation of my book "The Buddhist Way Through Depression".