Neil CadwalladerIntegrative psychotherapist
Core Process Psychotherapy begins with the assumption that we are all inherently healthy beings; that none of us is an island, separate from the relationships that make us who we are; and that each of us is free and open to change.
In CPP the therapist and client work together in a joint healing process in which an awareness of the body, its feelings, and the states of mind that arise, are used to explore the nature of selfhood and suffering.
The therapist's task is to be as fully present as possible to the client and to themself, and to the relationship between them. The therapist is attuned to the client’s ongoing process, allowing awareness of that process to arise in an atmosphere of safety and trust which permits challenging issues to be faced and embraced.
Core Process Psychotherapy is one of the original mindfulness-based psychotherapies. It integrates Buddhist sources and western psychological theory and psychotherapeutic practice. It does not ask that the client or the therapist should have any particular spiritual affiliation, or that the client should learn to practise mindfulness.
CPP has been established since the 1980s and is part of the humanistic and integrative college of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
My practice is called Inscape Psychotherapy. This is my website: https://www.inscapepsychotherapy.co.uk/.
During the Covid 19 crisis I offer psychotherapy online: it's different, but it still works.
Issues often worked with
I am able to offer confidential, low-cost psychotherapy. I work on the Wirral. If you choose to work with me, we would meet in person or online for an hour-long session regularly once a week. This would give us time to process what has come up in each session and build on it for the next session.
Training and qualifications
I’m a psychotherapist based in North West, UK.
I have a Masters Degree in Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute and Middlesex University.
I am accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I took my undergraduate degree in philosophy and have practised as a barrister for many years.
I became interested in mediation as a way to resolve disputes and became accredited (and later registered) with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution. I have acted as a mediator in very many mediations, and I continue to do so.
I have been committed to contemplative practice and inquiry for most of my adult life.