The approach of my practice is from a holistic viewpoint. The treatments offered here are specifically to enhance the wellbeing of the client through treating the body as a whole rather than the condition presented exclusively. We also have experience of working within a team of GP's
My counselling approach is integrative using the arts. This means that different theoretical approaches are used to try to understand both the beginnings of psychological problems from the past, what is happening currently, how they have impacted the client’s life experience. As a clinician, I support clients from adolescence onwards, using integrative theory, (Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Humanistic, and Transpersonal) to help create awareness for the client. We also use the arts (sand tray, music, drama, art, sculpture, bodywork) to better express ourselves during the sessions. Sessions are held in an empathic, safe and non-judgemental setting.
My clinical experience includes working as part of a general practitioner team, in academic institutions as well as in private practice.
Bereavement counselling is available to support clients who are struggling with issues of loss and bereavement. This encompasses struggling with issues of death, loss of relationships and loss in general (economic/social).
COUNSELLING USING THE ARTS
Creativity occurs in the right brain and this enables us to communicate our emotions through images. The arts are used to help you to be more expressive of your emotions using metaphor and a range of techniques including:
I brought my son for treatment with a common distressing lung condition. With Dr Marilyn therapeutic approach and wisdom my son has not suffered any breathing difficulties and is truly managing his condition. Highly recommended and truly grateful
Great Quantum Biofeedback service offered at this clinic, very peaceful caring and professional environment. Marilyn Allen is a very knowledgeable Doctor with a mountain of qualifications to back this up.