Mo OstlerIntegrative psychotherapist
Hello...welcome! I work alongside individuals who are looking to move from a place of difficulty or perhaps simple curiosity towards a more enjoyable and satisfying life. I do this by meeting my clients regularly by providing a confidential, safe, robust and non-judgemental space where we explore together the thoughts, feelings, behaviours or situations that may be getting in the way of moving forwards positively.
I have many years’ experience of working as a psychotherapist and more latterly as a coach. My teachers and influences include Dr Arnie Mindell (Process Oriented Psychology), Ron Kurtz (Hakomi) Dr Joe Dispenza, Abraham Hicks, Thich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle.....and many more. I am so grateful for their presence and influence in my life. I have a long term practice of meditation and mindfulness which is invaluable in learning the skill of really appreciating the moment, in learning to value ourselves and our lives as they are NOW. I have a skill in holding your process, and I have deep understanding of where this may lead you. I can spot the places you are holding; often out of habit; sometimes because it’s the only way you know how. I help to move you forward into a new possibility of a new and brighter future. It takes training ourselves into a different way; training the brain; it can be revelatory; it can be fun.
I have spent the last 30 years on a voyage of self discovery.
During that time I spent my time working as a psychotherapist, walking alongside people as they explored their inner worlds and ‘healed’ , or transformed, as I prefer to speak of it, some inner struggles.
More and more I could see how turning the tide of the struggle away from the difficulty, more towards the possibilities, was so much more helpful for so many people. I found more and more the work I was doing with people was coaching; looking towards self belief and believing in possibilities which soon became realities. So many times I would see how people were locked in a battle with a damaging past, trying to overcome it by visiting it again and again and rekindling old tendencies and feelings which no longer served.
With recent discoveries in Brain Science, it has been seen how easy it is to simply turn in a different direction and let go of those tendencies that are holding us back. When we revisit and revisit we reignite old pathways in the brain that show us how 'damaged we are'; we remind the brain of a path we once took; its always easier to take a worn path, and the brain will take it if not directed otherwise. What if we were to leave these pathways to dwindle into nothingness by not using them. What if we were to forge new pathways that showed us how great we really are.
Its possible. Sometimes we need to revisit those old places and recognise where they have taken us in order to then turn in the other direction; to perhaps see and understand what our bodies are telling us; to find where all along we were being shown how to get to where we want to be.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
£60 to £75 or see my website.
Training and qualifications
10 years training in Process Oriented (body centred, Jungian influenced) Psychology
3 Years training in Hakomi psychotherapy
12 years practising with mindfulness based spirituality (Thich Naht Hanh)
3 Years training with PTUK (Play Therapy)