I offer one to one spaces where a wide range of therapeutic, mindful and other neuroscience informed practices can be explored together to aid your mental health, wellbeing and/or meditation journey.
The way I work is novel, it combines therapy with a more active and engaged approach, using neurobiologically informed tools and hacks, all my work, both counselling and mindful mentoring is inspired by the latest ideas and research in neuroscience. As well by Buddhist, somatic movement and experiencing, EFT, trauma informed yoga, feldenkrais and Qi Gong concepts.
In counselling sessions we can look at what’s brought you to feeling a need to seek me out, whats happening for you in the here and now and look at where you’d like to be. Maybe you’d like to feel a little less anxiety, a bit more resilience in times of stress? Maybe the past feels like it’s interfering with your present? Perhaps you’d like to feel more connected, engaged, alive, present with loved ones, with yourself? Our sessions can be used to explore, experiment and move forwards.
All the therapeutic, somatic and mindful tools and hacks are gentle and effective ways to improve our relationship to ourself, to others and to the world around us. They aid you in becoming more engaged, responsive, and less reactive. Understanding how stress, trauma and other difficult emotional states can play out in our bodies and brains, can be really helpful in normalising and responding with kindness to ourselves, our loved ones and the increasingly changing world we are all trying to come to terms with being a part of.
With me you will find practices that are personalised for where you and what you’re facing right now.
I will work with you to find what is most suitable and effective for you. This space welcomes everyone and it is not the same as anything you’ve tried before.
So many traditional talk based therapies ignore what neuroscience is teaching us, about how our bodies and the nervous systems are deeply connected to our mental health and wellbeing. My approach welcomes the whole of you and offers a really wide range of therapeutic, somatic and mindful practices and approaches and ideas, because one size does not fit all.
It might be that you’re interested in having someone alongside you in a new mindfulness journey, or to deepen an already existing meditation practice. To this mindful mentoring I bring the same skills, knowledge and attitude of experimentation.
Many meditation and mindfulness practices ask us to sit still, be silent, have our eyes open, the language can feel inaccessible and the spaces can feel really exclusive.
Your nervous system, your brain, past experiences and how you are on the day we meet will all inform what tools and ideas we’ll explore.
Sessions can be led by how you you are feeling on the day, or by a theme that we have agreed on. Everything that is taught is adapted and made accessible, fun and easy. The sessions are trauma sensitive, neurodivergent, disability and mental health aware.
If you’re interested in applying or exploring any of these ideas or skills in your professional practice, see here.
Sessions happen via zoom, fortnightly or monthly is often a useful measure of regularity, although more often or less is also welcome. Contact me to book a session or ask any questions.
A bit more info on what sessions might include:
Breathing – Neuroscience informed, I teach a range of breathing techniques that can aid in managing anxiety, reduce stress levels, interrupt overthinking, shut down and disconnection.
My experience of breathwork is varied, from yoga pranayama, Wim Hof, trauma focused, vagus/nervous system strengthening, anxiety and stress resilience and reduction techniques and many more. Mindful breathing is way to bring our attention to how we breath and what it might be able to tell us of what we need right now.
Mindfulness practices – I teach meditation in ways I hope will feel really accessible, easy to incorporate into your everyday life, with realistic and simple tools to develop mindful and self-compassionate skill. Many people say they “cant do mindfulness”, I believe this is often due to the way they are trying to learn it. I offer a personalised approach, that is informed by years of working as a psychotherapist and teacher as well as by neuroscience and somatic concepts.
Meditation is known to aid with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues ++ it allows us to develop a greater capacity to notice and respond to our own and others emotions in compassionate and less reactive ways. Meditation can aid our insight into who we are, how and why we respond and perceive as we do, allowing for change, growth and ease to develop.
We might also look at how buddhist concepts might be applied to both a meditation practice as well as to insight and understanding of the human condition.
I am currently attending training in NeuroAffective Touch®, which is a somatic tool which we can play with using, it uses self touch as a way to regulate and develop self compassion and self relationship in ways that feel soothing and meaningful.
Mindful Movement – based on neuroscience research, somatic movement and other body based modalities. I teach simple movements that when practiced regularly can aid in improving stress/anxiety reduction and resilience, develop some strength and ease in your nervous system allowing for greater capacity to respond thoughtfully and with care to the events of our lives. Moment is known to aid meditation for many people, especially where high stress states, trauma, neurodivergence or other differences or difficulties may mean being in stillness is inaccessible.
EFT – a type of therapeutic tapping that works with points on the body where many nerve endings meet, sometimes combined with an approach similar to CBT.
Info: You can book a free 15 minute chat to see if the sessions might be a fit for you, or please do email with any questions you have.
Sessions are usually 60 minutes long, they may be weekly, but don’t need to be, the fee per hour is £90, €100 or $110. I sometimes have space for sessions at a pay what you can afford rate, please get in touch about this.
Contact me here to book a chat, a full session or to ask any questions.
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Workshops – If one to one sessions aren’t right for you right now, please do sign up to my newsletter to find out about any up coming online trainings or workshops I’ll be offering. These will be offered online and on a pay as you can afford basis.
“A really interesting workshop and feels like an exciting and innovative approach. I’ve actually been thrown out of a yoga class for making noise and find the prescriptive breathing techniques actually make me panic. So, it was great to access mindfulness another way, thank you!” – Bruford College, Student
“The choices given to enable me to access the exercises made me feel less conflicted and allowed me to feel it wasn’t a demand but my own choice. I liked being given so many different options in the way I focused on my chest for instance. Another difficulty that I have experienced in the past was exactly what you said about having to sit still, the bouncing and pressing my feet down helped me still feel in touch with myself whilst not struggling against myself” Bruford College – Student
“Jessica explained complex ideas very accessibly. The exercises were easy to follow and kept me engaged throughout the whole class. I am familiar with meditation and tried a few techniques but everything I learnt today was brand new and exciting. I look forward to attending more sessions.” Natalia Millman – Artist
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