My Practice areas are One-to-One Coaching, Individual/ Family Therapy, and Consulting with large systems such as the Arts, Finance & Service Industry.
Human Beings can only bare so much reality
MY WORK IS HIGHLY INFORMED BY AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE LIFE OF THE UNCONSCIOUS.
As well as our conscious life, our known intentions, there are a whole set of complex unconscious imperatives that we are wise to at least attempt to make more knowable.
By that I mean whenever there is a big story, a powerful narrative, psychoanalytic thinking says, hang on a minute, what else might be going on, what might the backstory be?
The melodramatic idea that a leader will be the hero/saviour of the day is a good example of this. So we ask, what must not be thought of? What must not be said? What won’t get done as a consequence?
As another illustration, there may be some fairly locked-in psychological dynamics that prevents a person having the self-esteem to act courageously enough to follow their ambitions. The rather vacuous positive thinking trends, as though a person can talk themselves out of their symptoms will not help this person in any meaningful way.
Similarly, the culture in a family will often have a set of unconscious and bewildering repetitions generation after generation.
Equally in a business whether an Opera House, an Investment Bank or an NGO, the culture itself will have its underbelly of patterns that interupt the healthy cycle of business life, whether that is in terms of formulating a captivating sense of purpose, maintaining the group's financial wellbeing, or delivering their offerings in a meaningful and sustainable way.
Although I am a Psychologist, I also see the systems I work with through the lense of an Anthroplogist. What is this tribe doing? What are their norms and rituals?
Only reality can be truly satisfying
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Tel: +44 (0)203 095 8888