“Our deepest most profound stirrings of self-appreciation, self-love and self-knowledge surface in the presence of the person whom we experience as totally accepting.”
One to One Therapy
Together we make precious time for you to tell your story and to truly be heard. I may invite you to bypass your habitual way of seeing or experiencing yourself and to allow something different to emerge. I bring a quality of attention and depth of understanding to your personal process and I have reverence for how your soul expresses itself in your personal images. We will explore the key themes of your life with sensitivity, curiosity, passion and playfulness, drawing upon the wealth of resources I have available from my life as a professional artist. I will encourage you to listen to the hidden creativity in any process you are involved in. My extensive background in movement and body-based therapies supports the bodily experience and somatic awareness that underlies all your personal transformations
to help you
- live more authentically
- trust yourself
- deepen your self awareness
- communicate honestly with yourself and others
- create meaningful relationships
- journey through grief and loss
- balance depression and expression
- energise blocked patterns and dynamics
- empower your personal vision
- clarify your emotional response
- be in your body
in times of
growth, change, crisis, transition, need, remembering, questioning
My understanding of therapy
All life is relationship. Individual Therapy is about your relationship with yourself. That is the longest relationship you will have this lifetime. But it is also about connection, how you connect with others, your worlds, your communities. The therapeutic relationship is about our connection. We co-create together what happens in your work to discover yourself. I listen, I question, we explore, we laugh and cry.
I have been a therapist for over 20 years, and I am still moved every single day, every single session, by the people I sit with and how they live with what is going on inside them. I want to get to the heart of what is going on for you, and meet it with my whole heart. My work has proven to me that each person is a remarkably unique work of art. With astounding resourcefulness, intelligence and creativity inside them. We just often forget our own possibilities when the shit hits the fan.
It is as simple as my Being With you. And that is no small thing. It is a specialised kind of contact. For you, it is the chance of Being With someone who is willing to go the distance. Who can touch into your deepest feelings with compassion. Who has the courage to explore the bewildering complexity of the confusion of it all without getting lost. I want to help you re-find your grace, humour, grit and self-belief.
What I can offer you is my faith in the process. I have accompanied many brave souls in daunting circumstances, crippled by self-doubt or shame, besieged by rage or despair, as they find their integration, acceptance, choice, openness, and self-love. I find it a great privilege to walk alongside you.
Sessions are 1 full hour.
The first session I spend some time getting to know you, and learning about significant factors in your life. It is important to me as a Gestalt Psychotherapist to get to know something of your background, the fields that have shaped and influenced you. I try to make this conversation a warm-hearted telling of your many stories. I also want to know some of the risk factors, and so I will ask direct questions about your mental health history.
Coming to therapy once a week is ideal, but sometimes that is too much of a strain on your budget. Coming to therapy fortnightly means we will still have continuity. I am also available for brief intensives of more than one session per week.
When I have seen you for a time in a therapeutic relationship, then sessions can be negotiated for when you need them, or for intensive series of sessions for a short period of time.
I suggest the need for commitment and patience in our work together. I invite you to pay attention to what happens in our sessions and to make time around the session to process and integrate experiences that have emerged in our work. I often give you particular activities for home practice, and I request that commit to those as well. Therapy isn’t a miracle cure, its about readiness, engagement and involvement. It depends on what you want from our work together, if you are focused on a particular outcome, or if you see it as a regular maintenance check up for your embodied being.
Zjamal has worked internationally for over 30 years in diverse settings, supporting people to understand themselves and creatively develop their skills and potential. Read More About Zjamal
Zjamal, also hosts events and group work on personal development, ritual, movement. below are her upcoming events
Details: This 2 day workshop will introduce the important role of embodied awareness both for living and for being a therapist. We will experience how our embodied self is what creates authentic presence. We will cultivate a sophisticated level of embodiment, and through specific somatic modalities discover how deeply intelligent and responsive our bodies