Dr ASUKA YAMASHINA
Chartered Counselling Psychologist, BA (Hons), MA, DCounsPsy
I trained integratively in many theoretical approaches and I choose my approach from these modalities to suit each client's needs and issues.
The modalities I mostly draw upon (and their respective focuses of exploration) are:
psychodynamic ( how our early experiences unconsciously influence our current experiences of ourselves and our relationships)
Jungian/transpersonal (how one is embedded in the greater whole and connected to the unconscious knowledge held collectively)
existential-humanistic (how to live authentically and to take responsibility for our choices, whilst accepting limitations inherent in life)
body psychotherapy (how one's experiences and beliefs are held or reflected in one's body)
and energy psychotherapy (using our inherent capacity to heal as an energetic being)
I also incorporate working with dreams and archetypal figures, visualisation, energy and mindfulness based body-mind practices, using artwork, poetry and movement as appropriate.
For those who are interested in CBT, I would instead offer Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT), an energy psychotherapy modality developed by a Jungian psychoanalyst. AIT works directly and structurally on gently removing the negative impact of previous and current traumas held at energy and body levels.