“The real voyage of discovery is not to seek new landscapes but to have new eyes.” Marcel Proust
We are all the ages we’ve ever been and all the experiences we’ve ever had. There are no quick fixes to anxiety, depression, trauma or addiction.
There is no external intervention that can make us whole again, until we learn how to integrate our own pieces of self, to process our events and relationships, to ask the questions we avoided and find our own way of re-assembling ourselves into a wholesome and connected image. Much like a kaleidoscope does.
To guide you in this journey, I use a relational psychoanalytic psychotherapy approach drawing on different therapeutic tools and techniques to suit your individual needs and goals.
I offer a vast experience of working with people and a flexible and inclusive approach to treatment.
At Kaleidoscope Therapy Services, I aim for a unique and effective research-grounded approach for each story that needs retelling.
I am doing my best to stay flexible in my fees. The average fee is £50 / 50-minute session, but I practice a sliding scale depending on the frequency of sessions and each set of circumstances.
Prior to committing to the therapeutic process, there will be an initial consultation meeting, where we decide together on the best course of treatment, duration, frequency and costs.
I currently work online with patients from both the UK and Europe and also offer face-to-face sessions in my Christchurch private practice and one day a week in London.
If you’re not entirely sure you want to commit to therapy, but you feel overwhelmed or simply sense that there is need and room for change in your life, drop me a line here and I will gladly help you decide whether therapy is the choice for you.
Don’t believe them when they say that therapy is for the “weak”. Quite on the contrary: it takes a lot of strength to do the work of revisiting yourself.
Therapy is supportive and runs on empathy, but it is not comfortable. It is out of this ability to stretch oneself and sit with one’s own uncomfortable feelings that growth happens.
We humans have an innate competence for self-growth and individuation. If we stopped doing that at some point it’s because something happened to us, not because there’s something wrong with us.
Self-compassion is one of the most difficult things that therapy requires.
What enables healing is not what a therapist does, says or advises. It is the relationship and the kind of dialogue we are able to engage in.
Congruence is the healthy give-and-take between an empathetic, fully engaged therapist and a patient who is curious and compassionate towards their vulnerabilities.
Ana Rampelt, M.A., UKCP
My work with others spans over 20 years and my experience itself draws on a kaleidoscopic integration of many yet related fields of expertise:
My background in linguistics and cultural studies lay the foundation for understanding otherness, empathy and language as a road to the unconscious. My work as a mentor and trainer for education practitioners and other young professionals across Europe grounded my beliefs on how people can and want to change.
My counselling work for a community centre helping vulnerable adults make a transition towards autonomy helped me acquire perspective. It taught me valuable lessons about the interconnectedness between mental health, socio-economic status, (under)privilege and the ability to sustain gratifying relationships and support systems.
My facilitation work with psycho-educational groups and experiential process groups in both Europe and the United States gave me the tools to enable individuals and communities to find their own resources and their own voice to enact psychological, emotional and social change.
My decision to channel that experience into getting licensed in psychoanalytic psychotherapy came to reinforce what I already knew: what heals people is not books, singular schools of thought or ready-made self-help lists of tips and tricks. It is their engagement in a genuine, challenging yet nurturing dialogue with another who walked the walk themselves. And because everything has to have a name, they called psychotherapy.
Give yourself a turn. Reframe your story into a new question.
I currently work with adults who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues or family history.
I offer weekly medium or long-term therapy. The frequency and duration is something to agree on together after an initial consulttion
I work with couples who are in need of a personal and relational reshuffling, or who are coping with an array of adversity and transgenerational conditions.
I work with people who want to understand their emotions better and develop more stable relationships.
My work is neither to “fix you” nor to turn you into a “new” you. Everything you need is already there. As I practice it, therapy can only remove the obstacles that your history, trauma or loss placed in the way of your full potential.
Psychotherapy is all about you and your particular story. That is why I intend to stay flexible in all aspects of therapy: format (I can offer sessions once, twice or three times a week), fees and therapeutic techniques and approaches.
I invite you for a preliminary meeting here.
Give yourself a turn.
I currently work with my clients on Zoom or Skype, as they are encrypted to protect confidentiality. Please inquire about other potential platforms.
I see individuals and couples in my consulting room in Christchurch and one day a week in London. Please inquire about times and availability.
I offer 1-hour sessions where the work takes place on a forest/beach trail that uses movement and nature as the backdrop for reflection.