Owen Stevens Integrative therapist , SK11
I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist, EMSRP and Mindfulness Practitioner with over 20 years experience. In 2001 - 2003 I trained with the Institute of creativity. Since 2004 I have been practising Vipassana meditation as taught by S. N. Goenka. In 2011 I completed ‘The Work’ with Byron Katie. I am currently on a two-year mentorship programme with Professors Bradford & Hillary Keeney: author(s) of Aesthetics of Change, The Creative Therapist, and Circular Therapeutics.
Areas of interest
Relationships. Creativity. Performance anxiety. Phobias. Stress. Addiction. Insomnia. Depression.
My key area of interest is the impact of shame on people’s lives and how it shapes relationships with the self and others and the impact this has on our ability achieve our potential.
I use a combination of Clinical Hypnotherapy, EMSRP, and Mindfulness to help people transform the negative beliefs and behaviours that prevent us from thriving and reaching our full potential.
These unconscious limiting beliefs (meta-schematic beliefs) are at the root of pain and suffering and can manifest as stress, anxiety, loss of energy, insomnia, depression, low self-esteem, addictions, chronic pain etc.
My approach is collaborative and multi-disciplinary ensuring that we work together with whatever arises in a session. Whilst there is space for exploration within each session our work together is held within an overarching framework which follows a set of clearly defined steps:
- Discovering the Meta-Schematic Belief (MSB)
- Learning to Self Parent & the Bill of Rights
- Relationship Auditing
- Healing the Past
- Releasing the Introjections and Guardians of MSB
- Being in Essence and Continued Thriving
Act in order to know*
Counselling and psychotherapy tend to sit within a cultural paradigm that requires us ‘to know in order to know how to act.’ This positioning lends itself to analysis and immerses client and therapist in theory and narrative. The problem with this is that we can end up ‘knowing’ more about our situation with little internal or external change.
Creative action, which is the wellspring of all change, lies not in theory but being. The more we act in accordance with our authentic self the more choices we have, the abler we are to free ourselves from habituated environments that hold us in impoverished and unhealthy behavioural patterns.
In keeping with this heuristic approach during in the course of our work together we will discuss certain tasks to be undertaken in-between sessions to facilitate change.
The therapeutic relationship is based on mutual respect and informed consent. Coercion and manipulation have no place within the therapeutic relationship. At any point, you can decide not to undertake the work or bring our work together to an end.
- Heinz von Foerster (1984) Second order cybernetics. You can find more information about cybernetics and Circular Therapeutics here.
Structure of Sessions
At our first session, we will explore your reasons for seeking support and your aims, this will help us to establish if we can work together. and how we might proceed. If we wish to work together we will arrange dates and times to meet.
Typically sessions are between 1 and 2 hours. Although this may be extended or shortened where appropriate.
The average time between sessions is 1 week although this can vary depending on the session, client and progress that is being made.
Where necessary sessions can be carried out in part or in full using Skype.
Training and qualifications
* Expressive Meta-Schematic Re-Patterning. EMSRP includes elements of CBT, coaching, inner child, Gestalt, psychodrama, hypnotherapy, and other humanistic approaches to therapy.
Accreditation and Memberships
Member of the GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register) and a registered EMSRP* Practitioner.
Person-centred/humanistic Cognitive behaviour therapy Behavioural therapy Gestalt Hypnotherapy Solution-focused therapy Issues often worked with:
1 - 3 weeks Therapy offered:
In person Client groups: