Clarence Firstborn

Counsellor, facilitator, coach.

Therapy might mean different things to different people, and my approach is to use dialogue to create a therapeutic relationship. Research has shown that feelings of safety, feelings of protection, of being heard, of being accepted, and not being judged are the basic conditions within which a therapeutic relationship can take place.

The therapeutic relationship is one that includes exploration, reflection, being challenged, insights, revelations and what I like to call-the unburdening. Some revelations can produce feelings of lightness after being said, simultaneously releasing emotional energy which has been blocked in and closed off for years. This phenomenon is part of the unburdening process and is often a significant, turning-point part of the therapeutic process. 

My approach includes action methods; and that’s much like it sounds; a way of working physically with emotional or psychological energy. We might use it to work with anger, trauma, fear, or anxiety. 

I've worked therapeutically with people through drama, athletics, coaching, and personal training where I learned that much of the dis-ease we experience in our bodies comes from our minds, our experiences and our emotions and it isn’t until we address them that we will see real change or progress in our lives. 

I'm a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) www.bacp.co.uk

I am insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate. 

  

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