I imagine you may be reading this because you’re struggling with something at the moment – perhaps feeling stuck, or with a vague underlying sense of unease. Maybe you’re facing a particular life crisis or dealing with ongoing challenges, and feeling in need of support. Or perhaps you recognise there are unhelpful patterns which recur in your life – that you need help to understand these better and find ways of shifting them.
Although it can feel daunting, many people experience relief through booking an initial appointment where they can experience simply being heard in a non-judgemental space where they can start to feel less overwhelmed, not so alone with difficulties.
Psychotherapy and Mindfulness with Lokadhī Lloyd
It’s important that the therapist you choose has a flexible, individual approach which meets your changing needs within a growing therapeutic relationship: someone with whom you can feel relaxed and develop a relationship of trust. I hope that what I have to say here, and on my own website: www.mindfulnesstherapy.co.uk – will help you decide whether we might work together.
The regular weekly sessions are yours, for you to go at your own particular pace and choose what to talk about. To find your way. I will bring empathy, together with depth of experience, to support you in exploring and understanding what is happening for you. We all hold within us, I believe, the potential to become who we truly are, to move towards greater self-acceptance. Together we can find the most appropriate way for you to move through things that feel confusing or insoluble, and find a sense of meaning.
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 have something distinct to offer …
As one of very few people with specific training in both mindfulness-based and compassion-focused approaches, bringing warmth and thoughtfulness to one-to-one therapy or counselling, as well as group work.read more ...
My approach to therapy/counselling is integrative …
Drawing on awareness of the body, and explores how unhelpful patterns of thought and behaviour can be recognised and changed, how you can move towards leading a more calm and fulfilling life.read more ...
Depending on what is appropriate for you at any particular time …
I might introduce metaphor and symbolism, poetry, guided imagery or meditation, work with direct reference to the body or with dreams. Equally, I might include psycho-educational tools or a specific theoretical framework to help you relate to your experience from a more explicitly cognitive framework.read more ...
My ethos and how I work …
To establish a regularity and momentum to our work together, I offer regular weekly face-to-face 50-minute sessions at the same time and on the same day of the week. I ask you to commit to this, particularly in the early stages of developing the therapeutic relationship.
I offer therapy or psychotherapeutic counselling to those willing and ready to work at psychological depth on an open-ended basis; and counselling to clients wanting to explore a specific issue or looking for short-term (time-limited), focused sessions.
Essential to whatever approach we take is that the relationship is based on trust – a sense that whatever you want to bring to your appointment will be received non-judgementally and with empathy.
Our initial meeting will be a chance to discuss what brings you to therapy. By the end of that time you may feel ready to commit to a series of sessions, or you might want some time to think things through further.
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 £75 for each 50-minute session.
I have some discounted spaces for students and those who are currently unemployed or on a low income.