Welcome to the space for therapists, amongst therapists.
Please make yourself at home.
I'm a psychotherapist based in Scotland working fully online. I support clients long term, working with relational trauma and reparative attachment. I keep my practice slow and steady. Finding how I work best with clients, and being honest about my capacity, I've found ways to work with my rhythm rather than in spite of it. A neurodivergent brain and chronic health and pain issues are factored into my capacity and patterns- and this often changes. I'm really invested in supporting other therapists to find their own pace/structure to make their work sustainable and meaningful. I love connecting therapists in groups - like this one!
I believe our lived experiences, innate ways of relating, and our humanity make us the right therapists for our clients. Let's welcome the mess and work with it.
INTRODUCING THE GROUP
Picture a hybrid support group for therapists mixed with a workshop with creative prompts and collaboration with people who get it. You can use the invitations to reflect on your business, your personal life, or all the overlaps!
I ran this group first in 2020 and since then have been a part of so many more groups and memberships. I've edited the format to hold more guided content, longer sessions, and create more 1:1 connections. I'm creating group support I wish I had previously, and want to create for other therapists. I'm so excited to be offering this!
I imagine if you’re reading this, you’re a therapist who is wanting to do things slightly differently. You’re feeling the wear and tear of your role caring for others at work, in your life, while somehow also trying to care of yourself. Maybe you miss being amongst other therapists like during training years, you’re finding yourself more isolated and going through the motions, or you’re needing to carve out space and time to be more creative with your practice but you don’t know where to start. Maybe you need space to remember who you are.
Summer begins to wind down, inviting space to slow down and reflect on what needs tending to this Autumn.
I welcome you to give yourself permission to do things differently with other humans trying to do the same. Let yourself be collectively-cared-for in a set chunk of time so you have space to think, dream up, and move closer towards what you’re longing for within your business and/or wider life within community. A space to check-in and reevaluate amongst people who get it. A space to rest. A space to be seen and heard so you can see yourself better.
My goal is for you to come away feeling more connected to your: energy, patterns, humanity, and to use what comes up to move forward with more intention. May you become familiar with the parts of yourself: the creative, the business person, the healer, the educator, the supporter, and the part who needs support, too.
May you find clarity and alignment in good company.
This group space will give you:
Time to think through your practice, how you're working, what you need support with, all while centring your humanity to create sustainable patterns for yourself... with other folks trying to do the same.
Some themes we will cover:
Honoring space for our creativity as a counterbalance to heaviness
Centring our humanity in our daily lives/work for ongoing sustainability
Finding our personal recipe for what types of support we need
Seasonal, cyclical, and slow living as internal and external resources
Practices to support our nervous system/process vicarious trauma
Thinking of our lived experiences as brand-fuel
Who we work with & why it matters to us
WHAT THE 1.5 HRS WILL BE LIKE
Introvert and extrovert friendly group set up... you'll get a mix of sensory needs!
You'll have space to be within a group, have 1:1 support, as well as time for your own silent reflections.
20 minute collective group time
20 minute guided, quiet self-reflection
-mini comfort break-
20 minute 1:1 time with another human
20 minute group time to collectively end
Some sessions the timings will be adjusted to having a special guest for more guided self-reflection time.
Hopefully, you'll leave feeling closer to yourself and a set of other lovely humans.
~20 minute group time to collectively begin
~20 minute group time to collectively end
Each session will begin and end with reflective group space. We will check in with how we are doing and what we are bringing into the session so we can be properly supported. Free-form group space takes up about half of each meeting, to allow everyone to know each other and collaborate. We will acknowledge the theme of the week before moving into quiet reflection time during a self-exploration exercise lead by me or a special guest.
GUIDED SELF-EXPLORATION EXERCISES
Quiet, personal reflection time to be guided through different reflective exercises with writing, drawing, or whatever medium suits you. What comes up for you is personal and does not need to be shared in full. You'll have 1:1 space afterwards with another human to discuss any reflections, set backs, or feelings that came up and also have the privilege of witnessing and supporting another's process. We will switch up 1:1 combinations each week to let you connect with all the humans.
1:1 TIME WITH ANOTHER HUMAN
After the open-group time and the reflection exercises, we will take a small comfort break before being split off into smaller groups to have some 1:1 time with another human. Each person will have 5 minutes to free associate what's going on for them within the group or within life today, taking turns, and additionally having 10 minutes together to reflect, support, and/or offer collaboration.
WHAT YOU'RE GETTING & MEMBERSHIP COST
- 8 x 1.5 hour group sessions
- Facilitated reflection exercises
- Intimate small group support
- 1:1 collaboration time
- Special guest workshops
- AND a 30 min 1:1 intro with me!
£50 per 1.5 hr session/ 8 weeks
£400 total membership cost
Payment plans weekly, monthly, or in full.
If finances are an issue, please contact me for a concession space.
WE WILL MEET -
MONDAYS 10:00-11:30 AM (1.5 HRS)
22nd of August
29th of August
5th of September
12th of September
- 1 week off -
26th of September
3rd of October
10th of October
17th of October
If you are unable to attend any sessions, you will miss out on group and 1:1 time, but I will record the guided self-reflection exercise or special guest workshop where possible.