WEAVE Consultancy

Weave is a service that helps you to find a practitioner or simply talk about therapy, wellbeing and healing. It’s a client-lead consultancy centred on you and not based on commission, the only charge is for my time. I’ve been connecting people with therapists for 13 years, and it’s a practice I find very rewarding. I’m obviously an advocate of therapy and counselling, but I also know how other types of therapies and treatments are independently conducive or weave helpfully with talking therapy for whole healing.

Weave has been weaving into existence for many years. I had the idea while working in a spiritual and personal-development bookshop. The shop had a brilliant collection of books on Shamanism, Healing, Breath work, Chakras, Past Life Therapy, Astrology, and on many more topics. There was a growth of interest in spiritual teachings and personal development in the 1990’s, and a lot of paths and practices were on offer 'to seekers'. The shop was a hub of information for our customers who wanted advice on workshops and practitioners, some of whom were overwhelmed by the amount of courses and alternative therapies available.

Back to the present day, alternative therapies are more respected by the mainstream. The stigma around psychotherapy and counselling is gradually decreasing as the shame surrounding mental health problems is replaced by compassion and a deeper understanding of emotional and psychological experience.

There are many forms of healing and wellbeing, and paying attention to your symptoms whether they are mental or physical is always the first step. And whatever step you take will eventually lead you to the path that is your unique journey to whole healing.

A WEAVE session lasts for 50 minutes and we can meet in person or on Skype. 

 

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Supervision

I am a qualified supervisor and work with both individuals and groups. For therapists and counsellors, supervision is a cornerstone of training and on-going professional development, it provides a framework to reflect and gain insight in clinical practice, and supports the wellbeing of the client and therapist.

I work with both qualified therapists, student therapists, and art therapists. I also offer tutorials for therapists who want to work with drama and movement and creative approaches in their practice.

Drama & Movement in Therapy

Within one-to-one therapy there is scope to draw on drama and movement to support the emergence of new thoughts, feelings, insights and inspirations. Working this way is not necessarily 'dramatic' or 'theatrical' but a vital and imaginative way of grounding new awareness.

Psychotherapy has to do with two people playing together. The corollary of this is that where playing is not possible then the work done by the therapist is directed towards bringing the patient from a state of not being able to play to a state of being able to play.’ D.W. Winnicott. Playing & Reality.

Sometimes experiential movement and drama work may be introduced with client consent. The element of play this introduces can be transforming as well as safe and enjoyable, allowing for the mind and body to discover its own healing solutions without the intervention of talking. If you are interested in learning more about drama and movement therapy please click on the link to the Sesame Institute.

There is a new wave of drama and movement in therapy, lead by the Sesame Institute UK & International, that is promoting the use of this therapeutic form with traditional 'talking' therapy, as an intervention when 'words are not enough'.

The left brain, the part of the brain used for cognitive thought and thinking can become overloaded when rationalising of issues past and present are regurgitated, and creative imagination can hold 'the key'* to unlocking resources from the unconscious that can be re-vitalise and restore balance and tap-in to hitherto unknown resources.