KALEIDOSCOPE THERAPY SERVICES IN DORSET AND LONDON

“The real voyage of discovery is not to seek new landscapes but to have new eyes.”  Marcel Proust

 

 

 

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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 the different parts of ourselves, to process our events and relationships, to ask the questions we avoided and to find our own way of re-assembling ourselves into a 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 unique situation. 

I have been working with people in various capacities for 20 years, joining them in sense-making journeys to allow them to live more meaningful lives. When people understand what drives their choices and behaviour, when they make contact with lost or hidden parts of themselves, they can start sustaining positive relationships and gain a sense of ownership to their life; and that is my therapeutic focus.  

I work online with patients from both the UK and Europe, and also offer face-to-face sessions in my private practice in Bournemouth and one day a week in London. My average free is £50/weekly session, but I also practice a sliding scale based on frequency and life 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 for your situation, frequency and costs.

 

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 might be 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.

Self-compassion is one of the most difficult things that therapy requires.

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Congruence

What enables healing is not what a therapist does, says or advises. It is the 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

 

WHO AM I

My work with others spans over 20 years and my experience draws on a kaleidoscopic integration of different yet related fields of expertise:

I have a background in cultural studies and linguistics, which allows me to listen in an open and active way; I have worked as a counsellor for a community centre focused on social and professional reinsertion and for 10 years I have delivered experiential process groups and psycho-educational programmes for over 600 individuals of different ages and professions, all in search of emotional change and self-awareness. 

I have trained in psychoanalysis to get to the roots of what keeps people entrapped in emotional or relational status-quos, but also to locate those resources they need regain a sense of vitality and of their own destiny.

 

 

My qualifications

Scattered shapes of a kaleidoscope

PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES IN DORSET AND LONDON

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

WHAT I DO

I offer medium and long-term psychotherapy, in once or twice weekly sessions that provide a confidential framework where you can explore puzzling questions about yourself and the problems life poses for you. Psychoanalysis is a unique kind of being listened to while you speak freely and construct your own meaning about what is happening to you. 

I work with both adult individuals and couples, and offer experience with anxiety, drepression, trauma and relationships. I also regularly engage with more existential or intellectual concerns, as well as people’s different understandings of why their life or suffering unfolds the way it does.

Gold Kaleidoscope Pattern
Gold Kaleidoscope Pattern

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, psychotherapy can only ask the questions to remove the obstacles that your history, trauma or loss have placed in your way.

Psychotherapy is all about you and your particular story. That is why I intend to stay flexible in different 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.

Video Call

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

Face to Face

I see individuals and couples in my consulting room in Christchurch and one day a week in London. Please inquire about times and availability.

walk&Talk

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.

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