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CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING ONLINE UK

MY PHILOSOPHY

 


I am a Christian, who offers counselling services online, via Zoom, in the UK. Here is a little description of my philosophy.

The minute we’re born (and even conceived), we’re on the receiving end of the world around us. This means the environment, our parents and family, culture, societal norms, rules, stress, trauma, loss, disappointments, injustice……

The child adapts accordingly and becomes the person he or she needs to be to survive in the world. In other words, we lose authenticity. 

My personal belief is that God heals us back to the person He saw when He laid the foundation of the world. 

I am an integrative counsellor, which means I use a variety of modalities to help each client in a unique and tailored way. 

(Although I am a Christian, offering counselling online in the UK,  this is NOT Biblical counselling. I will not impose my beliefs on clients, nor do clients need to be Christians)

I may use the following:

 

POLYVAGAL THEORY

 

The theory of the nervous system. 

God has given us a beautiful autonomic nervous system to help us navigate daily life. Without realising, we view every experience, thought, each moment, through the lens of our nervous system. 

I’m sure you’ve heard of fight, flight, freeze. When we’re regulated we may enter these states regularly, but not for long. Those who are dysregulated, however, live in the survival states long-term, which eventually will cause issues mentally and physically. 

There is a mind-body-environment connection and polyvagal theory supports us in understanding this relationship. Based on past experiences, our brain communicates messages of either safety or danger to our body 24/7.

See WHAT IS THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM?

 

PERSON-CENTRED THEORY

 

You are the expert on you. The Person-Centred approach is more about ‘being’ than ‘doing’ and is dependent upon the strength of the therapeutic relationship, based on the core conditions of empathy, unconditional regard and congruence. 

 I love this as it is completely in alignment with what Scripture teaches. When we’re seen, heard and accepted, we internalise the experience and by default, we change – effortlessly. 

 

TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS

 

Whenever we interact with someone else, we do so from an ego state (different parts of ourselves). 

Any ‘issues’ you may have with others often stem from the ego states involved. By understanding how we interact with those around us, the scripts we unconsciously follow and the games we play, we can choose what needs to change for us to be authentically present. 

 

CBT

 

Our thoughts, emotions and behaviour are in relationship with each other.  All events are neutral until we assign meaning to them – and those meanings can hurt us or help us. 

Thoughts can be distorted but often we don’t recognise this. We tend to believe everything that enters our heads. 

Through CBT we discover our beliefs, thoughts and behaviours to reframe them if necessary. 

See 12 SELF-LIMITING BELIEFS HINDERING OUR HEALING

RATES:

 

One-to-one online counselling session, for adults.                                    £50 

Contact: lornapenncounselling@gmail.com