Pesso-Boyden System Psychomotor Therapy 

powerful mind-body technique supported by the latest research on emotion, memory systems and brain functions. The Pesso Boyden approach empowers you to rewire your negative thinking and limiting behavioural patterns, not just through talking but through the movement of your body and non-verbal language. Explore unresolved issues from your past (of which you may not even be aware), to develop a personal antidote and gain profound feelings of confidence, optimism and self-worth.The Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP) is a widely respected psychotherapy technique that helps clients create new memories to compensate for emotional deficits in the past, using a unique, revolutionary body-based method, combining classical psychology and cutting-edge neuroscience to produce profound, transformative and relatively quick results.

It was developed by Albert Pesso and his wife Diane Boyden, who as dancers had come to understand the powerful role our bodies play in storing and processing emotions and memories. Whilst talking about our problems can help (by stimulating the rational ‘left brain’ to reach awareness and understanding), rational understanding alone doesn’t often change habits or lives. We carry so much of our emotion around with us physically, our bodies engaging with the non-verbal right-hand side of our brain, that this really is the key to lasting change.

Pesso and Boyden therefore created a body-based system to enable people to physically release traumas and re-programme their systems by creating ‘new memories’ or symbolic ‘counter-events’. 

This ‘fills in the blanks’ of missing developmental needs and unmet maturational requirements that are the basis for self-fulfilment and trust. You release untapped potential, leading to a more optimistic life perspective and more successful interpersonal behaviour. You will experience the delight of becoming more tuned-in to your own and others’ thoughts, feelings and needs, which leads to greater pleasure, satisfaction, meaning and connectedness in your daily life.

Humanistic counselling

A positive, empathetic and holistic approach to therapy that uses focuses on you as an individual, working with you to observe and explore your own behaviour; concentrating not on childhood experiences and past events, but how you feel in the here and now. Whether you suffer from depression or anxiety, have relationship issues or are searching for wholeness in some way, share your feelings in an atmosphere of trust without fear of judgement, growing emotionally and psychologically towards self-actualisation and fulfilment.

Humanistic therapy is a slightly different approach to traditional therapy, focusing on the individual and encouraging them to observe and explore their own behaviours, empowering them to recognise their innate strengths, creativity and choices. Humanistic therapy is a positive approach, promoting ideas of self-development, taking responsibility for our lives, and personal growth. It focuses on constructive traits, behaviours and instincts; and works on the belief that we all naturally gravitate towards goodness and all have the ability – with the right guidance – to find wisdom and reach our goals.

Humanistic therapy is a ‘talking therapy’, encouraging clients to open up in a safe atmosphere of trust and support. But where it differs again from traditional therapy is that it doesn’t focus on past experiences or traumatic events, but on how the individual feels in the here and now. The humanist view is that it is not life events that cause problems, but how the individual experiences life events, which in turn affects how we feel about ourselves in general, our self-esteem and our confidence. 

The humanist approach is used to treat a whole range of problems including depression, anxiety, panic disorders, schizophrenia, addiction and relationship issues; but is equally transformative for those suffering from low self-esteem, those feeling they are not reaching their full potential, or those searching for a true sense of ‘wholeness’.

Voice Dialogue

An empowering psycho-spiritual approach to relationships, personal growth and communication, Voice Dialogue (or the Psychology of Selves) teaches you to identify and come into dialogue with your many – often conflicting – inner selves. Consciously listening to these inner parts of you will enhance your self-awareness and help you access suppressed feelings, perceptions and abilities, transforming your life and relationships with others.

Voice Dialogue was developed in the 1970s by two American Jungian psychologists, Hal and Sidra Stone. It’s based on the idea that our personality is made up of many different and sometimes contradicting selves. 

You probably already refer to some of these selves in your everyday language, with familiar phrases like your “inner child”, “inner critic”, “inner perfectionist”, and “inner demons”. Other selves might be described as ‘pleaser’, ‘pusher’, ‘perfectionist’, and ‘caretaker’. These selves all have lives of their own and their own feelings, thoughts, opinions, values and body sensations, with a profound effect on our behaviour patterns and emotional and mental balance.

Voice Dialogue teaches you to identify and communicate with these inner selves, enhancing your self-awareness and giving you access to unconscious or suppressed feelings, perceptions and abilities. It encourages discussion between the parts of self at odds with one another, by inviting the various selves to speak freely and to manifest themselves with all their energy. At the same time it engages you to listen to this inner dialogue, giving you adeeper insight into your behaviour, feelings and life choices, thus enriching your life and relationships.

I am fully trained and qualified in Voice Dialogue technique, which has become a highly regarded method in use across psychotherapy, bodywork, coaching and conflict resolution. It supports creativity and self-expression, resolves tensions and enables people of all ages and emotional mindsets to reach their full potential.

I offer personalised one to one coaching and therapy packages online as well as some seriously progressive retreats to those of you who dare to step out of their comfort zone and explore more of themselves.