Cai Dafydd Tomos MA (Dip) HCPC
North London Buddhist Centre
72 Holloway Road
Sometimes it can be very hard to find words that describe the difficult thoughts or feelings we have about our life. We can sometimes feel wordless, but full of feelings.
Psychotherapy, counselling and Art Therapy, uses the therapeutic relationship to support the expression and integration of emotions. The process is supported by my studies in Jungian, Gestalt, Humanistic and Transpersonal fields of Psychotherapy.
My approach is integrative, which means that together we can find the best way of working that is suitable to the support you feel you might need.
I work in person in North London and Online Via Skype.
Issues that can be addressed with Art Therapy, Counselling and Psychotherapy:
Anxiety - bereavement - issues related to identity and culture - sexuality - depression - eating disorders - identity problems - existential issues - loss - personal development - post-traumatic stress - relationships - self esteem - self harm - stress - trauma - life transitions.
Art Therapy uses the arts, alongside the therapeutic relationship, to support the expression of emotions. The use of clay, sand, painting, installation and drawing can be helpful mediums for expression when words are difficult to find. Images and metaphors can help us to understand our inner world and experience. Some sessions may be spent talking and listening, others may be spent using art media. It’s always a free choice.
It is not necessary to be artistic - we all have creative ability, but often have not been encouraged to use this. Art therapy offers a safe space to explore feelings in a creative way. Every image made helps us in the process of articulating feelings, and in bringing meaning to our past or current life situations. Images can often help us to see life situations from different perspectives and aid us in understanding how unresolved feelings from the past are often connected to the present.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
- Diploma In Therapeutic Application of the arts.
- 20 years experience in working with the Body and Somatic's which informs the therapeutic approach.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have particular interest and experience working with elders, those who have had a diagnosis of dementia, or those who are caring for those with dementia.
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The initial consultation will give us time to think and talk about working together and whether psychotherapy or counselling might be helpful for you.
The charge for the consultation is £60
Sliding scale is offered for those on low income.
Psychotherapy and counselling offers you a confidential and non-judgmental space and time where you can talk freely about the challenges you face. The aim of the sessions is to provide a time for meaning, understanding and reflection to emerge, whether this is at a time of depression, anxiety or a personal transition in life.
The terms ‘psychotherapy’ and ‘counselling’ cover a range of approaches and methods of talking therapies. The therapist is an impartial professional, who is able to listen to you without judgement.
No matter what style or orientation of therapy that is offered, it is the quality of the relationship between therapist and client that enables change.
I aim to provide support and encouragement, but also to challenge when appropriate. Psychotherapy is a process of building one's own resources through reflection and dialogue which lead toward a deeper understanding of one's own being. I believe that you have all the inner knowledge, resources and answers that you need.
I have some skills and experience that can help them to be discovered.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday-Friday and some weekend slots available.
Types of client