KALEIDOSCOPE THERAPY SERVICES IN BOURNEMOUTH, CHRISTCHURCH AND POOLE

“The real voyage of discovery is not to seek new landscapes but to have new eyes and behold the universe through the eyes of another.” Marcel Proust

About Kaleidoscope therapy

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. Therapy in my view is very much like learning how to patiently shift our gaze and reposition the colourful pieces of ourselves into a new pattern.

To guide you in this journey, I use an integrative approach to therapy, drawing on different therapeutic tools and techniques to suit your individual needs, goals and situations. A multifaceted professional experience and my engaging with different schools of psychological theory and research enable me to offer a more flexible and inclusive approach to treatment. 

I have worked with both adult individuals and groups before and I found that there is no benefit in applying a singular traditional therapeutic model that essentially overlooks the individual preferences, needs, abilities, beliefs, and motivation levels that each person brings to the therapeutic encounter. As such, at Kaleidoscope Therapy Services, I aim for a unique and effective research-grounded approach for each story that needs retelling.

Similarly, I am doing my best to stay flexible in my fees, to accommodate different circumstances. Depending on the frequency of sessions and each situation, individual therapy session fees can vary between £30-£50 / 50-minute session.

Prior to committing to the therapeutic process, there will be an initial assessment 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, but I am happy to also speak on the phone should circumstances demand it or meet face to face in my Southbourne private practice when it is safe to do so. 

Even 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. The assessment meeting is free of charge.

Gold Kaleidoscope Pattern

Challenge

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.

Gold Kaleidoscope Pattern

Compassion

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. But we can only find and transform that if we exercise compassion. Self-compassion is one of the most difficult things that therapy requires.

Gold Kaleidoscope Pattern

Congruence

What enables healing is not what a therapist does, says or advises, it is the unfolding of the very therapeutic relationship. When Carl Rogers named that relationship “congruent”, he established the need for authenticity in therapeutic encounters. Congruence is the healthy give-and-take between an empathetic, fully engaged therapist and a client who is curious and compassionate towards their vulnerabilities.

WHO AM I

Ana Rampelt, M.A., UKCP Trainee Therapist

A headshot of Ana Rampelt

My work with others spans over 20 years and my experience itself draws on a kaleidoscopic integration of the many yet related fields I have gained abilities in:

My work in education around cultural studies lay the foundation for understanding otherness and empathy.

My becoming a mentor and trainer for teachers 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 and financial (in)security, (under)privilege and the ability to sustain gratifying relationships and support systems.

My running 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 certified in Transactional Analysis and then in Compassionate Inquiry, followed closely by venturing into a 4-year psychoanalytic psychotherapy training 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 lively, challenging yet nurturing relationship with another, who walked the walk themselves and is now a guide and a fellow-traveller. And because everything has to have a name, they called them a therapist.

WHO AM I

Ana Rampelt, M.A., UKCP Trainee Therapist
Therapist Ana Rampelt

My work with others spans over 20 years and my experience itself draws on a kaleidoscopic integration of the many yet related fields I have gained abilities in:

My work in education around cultural studies lay the foundation for understanding otherness and empathy.

My becoming a mentor and trainer for teachers 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 and financial (in)security, (under)privilege and the ability to sustain gratifying relationships and support systems.

My running 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 certified in Transactional Analysis and then in Compassionate Inquiry, followed closely by venturing into a 4-year psychoanalytic psychotherapy training 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 lively, challenging yet nurturing relationship with another, who walked the walk themselves and is now a guide and a fellow-traveller. And because everything has to have a name, they called them a therapist.

My qualifications

Scattered shapes of a kaleidoscope

THERAPY SERVICES IN BOURNEMOUTH, CHRISTCHURCH AND POOLE

Give yourself a turn. Reframe your story into a new pattern.

WHAT I DO

I currently work with adults who are struggling with the effects of the radical uncertainty brought about by the global pandemic, who are in need of a personal and relational reshuffling, or who are coping with an array of adversity and trauma-informed conditions and symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, addiction or personality disorders like BPD or ADD.

Gold Kaleidoscope Pattern
Gold Kaleidoscope Pattern

I am a firm believer in our collective and personal ability for self-governance and self-actualization. My work is neither to “fix you” nor to turn you into a “new” you. Everything you need is already there. As I see it and practice it, therapy can only remove the obstacles that your history, trauma or loss placed in the way of your full potential.

Therapy is all about you and your particular story and circumstances. As such, I intend to maintain flexibility in all other aspects of therapy: format (I can offer sessions once, twice or three times a week), fees and therapeutic techniques and approaches. That is why I invite you for a free assessment session here.

Give yourself a turn.

Video call

Video Call

I currently work with all my clients on Zoom or Skype, as they are encrypted to protect confidentiality. Please inquire about other potential platforms.

Phone call

Phone Call

I am willing to occasionally hold sessions on the phone if there is a strong preference for that or you are unable to access internet regularly.

face to face communication

Face to Face

Once government regulations state it is entirely safe to see clients face to face, I shall resume sessions in my private practice in Southbourne, BH6

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