Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Counselling, Transpersonal Psychotherapy
Philosophy and style of working:
Dido’s approach is integrative: with extensive training across a breadth of disciplines the exact style of working together depends upon individual disposition and circumstances. However, underpinning therapy are the humanistic assumptions that understanding of both wounding and healing lie within each of us and that the therapist’s role is to support the emergence of this understanding into awareness.
Dido also works holistically: all experience is welcomed into the therapy room, from physical symptoms to sleep disturbances, anxiety and depression to relationship, sexuality and gender difficulties, work stress to the various manifestations of trauma; past, present and anticipated. She takes the psychodynamic view that apparent symptoms are not a sign of sickness but indications of underlying conflicts, which, when attended to and understood can lead to healing and change.
A further dimension is the relational aspect of the work, whereby client and therapist together are seen to create an environment in which both old, habitual patterns of relating and new possibilities can be explored.
And, last but not least, the transpersonal perspective recognises that healing is not just about returning to ‘normal’ but that we all have the potential to realise profound states of joy, creativity and personal growth. This is a natural part of our development as human beings.
- Registered and Accredited Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Senior Accredited Member of the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy – Psychotherapy and Hypnosis Training Association (PHTA)
- Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Psychotherapy – Centre for Transpersonal Psychology (CTP)
Training and Experience:
Dido has thirty years’ experience of counselling and psychotherapy. Initially trained in addiction rehabilitation in residential settings, an interest in altered states of consciousness led Dido to train as a hypnopsychotherapist before completing her studies in transpersonal psychotherapy at the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology.
Along the way, Dido has worked in the voluntary counselling sector with both adults and children, supported psychiatric patients moving from hospital to community, and taught for two years on the Bridge Pastoral Foundation Psychotherapy and Counselling Course at Douai Abbey. She now works primarily in private practice.
At a personal level, Dido’s interest in consciousness studies has unfolded in a life of meditation and exploration of the esoteric and mystical traditions of the world’s religions. Open to and respecting all paths, she herself practises within the traditions of Dzogchen and Buddhism.