Simon Turnbull/Kuladitya

Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Integrative Psychosynthesis)

Therapy is a chance to really be heard, to tell, or maybe re-tell, your life's experiences in a way that can gradually allow them to make more sense, and to be transformed by conscious acceptance. This will often involve re-connecting with the deeper unconscious aspects of ourselves that have been buried along the way, as we have grown up and learnt to live life.

Often our deeper experiences are communicated more fully through images - so in psychosynthesis therapy and counselling we can explore dreams, images and the myths that inform our lives, bringing deeper understanding and meaning to our experience, and helping to make sense of the events our emotional history.

However, the most important aspect of counselling and psychotherapy is the relationship, which provides a safe place in which to tell our story, to explore the things that we are finding difficult at the moment, and to have the experience of really being heard by someone else.

Being heard with a compassionate understanding is one of the most healing elements in counselling and therapy, and in itself can allow us to explore the more painful aspects of our lives, and find ways of being more at peace with ourselves, living more creatively and consciously, and freeing ourselves from the unhelpful emotional patterns that hold us back in our lives.

Sometimes the unconscious expresses itself more fully through dreams, images and stories, so psychosynthesis pays great attention to these often neglected aspects of the psyche.

Counselling and therapy can help with a wide variety of emotional and psychological difficulties; anxiety and depression, addictive behaviour of all types, bereavement, relationship difficulties, managing changes in your life such as divorce or job loss, and issues of meaning and direction which are often faced in mid life or as we get older.

Of course what you are experiencing might not fit easily into any of these categories, so if you want to find out whether seeing me might be helpful for you, you are welcome to give me a call to have a chat about it on 07947 386087, or email me at

I am a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor, and a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) , and I adhere to their codes of ethics. I have also been a practising Buddhist for over twenty five years.