Core Process Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy provides a confidential professional relationship which offers you a safe, warm and welcoming space to explore what is going on for you.
Some issues can be easier to bring to therapy than to share with friends or family. It can also be an opportunity to explore your life and experiences and reach a deeper understanding of yourself.
This way of working is based on an understanding that we all have an inherent movement towards health at our core. This is always there underneath, but difficulties and traumas in our lives may have led us to develop defensive strategies as part of our personality. These strategies can become habitual and continue long after the original painful circumstances or traumas have passed.
As a result we may now see the world and respond in ways that do not help us, and stop us from reaching our full potential. The intention of Core Process Psychotherapy is to help us make contact with this core health, so that we can respond more authentically and skilfully to whatever we meet in our lives.
Core Process Psychotherapy is grounded in western psychotherapeutic theory and Buddhist psychology.
The work aims to support a developing awareness of how we are at any moment, and how our relationship with this may bring us distress. It invites you to explore your relationship with yourself and others, sensing into how you may gain real choice in how you experience your world and act in it. In developing awareness of how we are, our ‘core’ qualities can emerge more into our daily lives and relationships, inviting clarity and acceptance.
This work is often described as a contemplative psychotherapy, and is grounded in mindfulness practice.
How much does it cost?
There is no charge for the first meeting, following this the cost for each session is £30.
Diana Letts is a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) Trainee Therapist in Core Process Psychotherapy, bound by the Karuna Institute's Code of Ethical Conduct. She is able to offer reduced fees as she works towards full UKCP accreditation.
How often will I need to attend?
You will need to attend weekly.
How will I know if Core Process Psychotherapy is right for me?
Firstly you will meet with Diana free of charge to discuss why you are exploring the possibility of psychotherapy and to decide if it feels right to start work. If you decide to commence therapy, a six week ‘probationary’ period for initial work is usually suggested, then a further period can be established if this is the right work for you.
What happens if I can’t make a session?
You generally need to give 48 hours notice of when you plan to miss sessions. When this is not possible Diana will endeavor to offer an alternative time in the same week. Where this is not possible a session charge will usually be made.
Please feel free to ask any other questions that are not answered here by contacting Diana directly.