Lokadhi Lloyd Mindfulness therapist , N1
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I imagine you may be reading this because you’re struggling with something at the moment – perhaps feeling stuck, or with a vague underlying sense of unease. Maybe you’re facing a particular life crisis or dealing with ongoing challenges, and feeling in need of support. Or perhaps you recognise there are unhelpful patterns which recur in your life – that you need help to understand these better and find ways of shifting them.
Although it can feel daunting, many people experience relief through booking an initial appointment where they can experience simply being heard in a non-judgemental space where they can start to feel less overwhelmed, not so alone with difficulties.
Mindfulness-based and Compassion Focused Therapeutic Counselling with Lokadhī
It’s important that the therapist you choose has a flexible, individual approach which meets your changing needs within a growing therapeutic relationship: someone with whom you can feel relaxed and develop a relationship of trust. I hope that what I have to say here, and on my own website: www.mindfulnesstherapy.co.uk – will help you decide whether we might work together.
The regular weekly sessions are yours, for you to go at your own particular pace and choose what to talk about. To find your way. I will bring empathy, together with depth of experience, to support you in exploring and understanding what is happening for you. We all hold within us, I believe, the potential to become who we truly are, to move towards greater self-acceptance. Together we can find the most appropriate way for you to move through things that feel confusing or insoluble, and find a sense of meaning.
You may need to understand and explore past experiences that continue to influence unhelpful patterns in the present. Or you may find it useful simply to engage fully in the present moment, without getting caught up in trying to rationalise your responses. In counselling and psychotherapy these two approaches can complement one another – offering the opportunity to become more yourself; more open to your experience, whatever it may be.
I have something distinct to offer …
As one of very few people with specific training in both mindfulness-based and compassion-focused approaches, bringing warmth and thoughtfulness to one-to-one therapy or counselling, as well as group work.
My approach to therapy/counselling is integrative, drawing on awareness of the body, and explores how unhelpful patterns of thought and behaviour can be recognised and changed, how you can move towards leading a more calm and fulfilling life.
Depending on what is appropriate for you at any particular time, I might introduce metaphor and symbolism, poetry, guided imagery or meditation, work with direct reference to the body or with dreams. Equally, I might include psycho-educational tools or a specific theoretical framework to help you relate to your experience from a more explicitly cognitive framework. I recognise the importance of a holistic approach which embraces creativity, and understand from my own experience how painful it can be to lose sight of the value of humour or be out of touch with perspective. We work together to create a context for your own understandings and growth.
My ethos and how I work …
Training and qualifications
Psychotherapy and Mindfulness Qualifications, training and regulation:
Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) Integrative Mindfulness Person-centred/humanistic Relational Transpersonal Issues often worked with:
Attachment disorderBereavementBody-focused repetitive behavioursBurnoutChildhood difficultiesEating disordersEmotional abuseFinding meaningInterpersonal relationshipsSelf-esteemSocial anxietySpirituality Availability:
Has availability Therapy offered:
In personBy phoneOn video Client groups:
AdultGroup Member organisations:
Barnsbury Therapy Rooms,
144 Liverpool Road,
The therapy rooms are 10/15 minutes' walk from Highbury/Islington (tuber and overground) and Angel stations; buses pass nearby (5 mins' walk) along Upper Street. Limited on-street parking.
City Therapy Rooms
33 Furnival Street, Holborn/Chancery Lane,
The therapy rooms are well served by public transport, just a couple of minutes' walk from Chancery Lane tube station, bus routes close by, and a short distance from Farringdon and City Thames Link stations. No nearby street parking, apart from 2-wheeled