‘We come to therapy when we want to change’
Internal Family Systems therapy – or IFS therapy – is one of the fastest growing approaches to psychotherapy. It is based on CG Jung’s insight that we are not a unified mind, but a multiplicity of sub-personalities. In the last three decades, IFS has developed, through the work of its founder Richard Schwartz, into a way of understanding and treating human problems that is empowering, effective, and unattached to diagnostic medical labels.
In my work as an IFS practitioner, I help clients to connect with their sub-personalities, which we call ‘parts’. By enabling the client to listen to their different parts – often expressed in feelings, thoughts, bodily sensations or symptoms – they can support and encourage them to free or ‘unburden’ themselves of often extreme beliefs, emotions, sensations and urges that limit their lives.
As the parts unburden, the system relaxes and clients have greater access to their core ‘Self’. As a result the client’s system becomes more at peace and settled.
I am based near Bath in the South West of England, but also work online with clients who live further afield. I offer an introductory session at a reduced fee.