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Tony Chapman understands that taking the first step toward change can be daunting. Fortunately, personal crisis may also provide an opportunity for increased self-awareness. Tony is compassionate, amiable and effective and will draw on his training to help you stand back and move toward acceptance and emotional resolution. You will explore patterns of behaviour, uncover underlying causes and gain insight by discovering new perspectives.
Tony works with a model that expands on traditional psychodynamic and emotion focussed therapy by using experiential dynamic strategies, fostering a deeper understanding of the complexity of your human experience. Together you may focus initially on exploring behaviours, feelings and emotions, and working to regulate any anxiety. Tony encourages tolerating feelings that may have historically been defended against, and endeavours to restructure and reconsolidate your perspective toward them. An element of awareness training may be integrated into the therapy if appropriate for the client, however, for the therapist the daily practice of mindful awareness is an integral part of the approach. The therapy uses moment-to-moment tracking, practical and experiential techniques were appropriate, in order to encourage profound emotional experience in addition to intellectual understanding. Being client centred, Tony’s approach evolves within its parameters to meet the specific needs of the individual, accentuating the best fit for them personally. Crucially his approach is based on evidence from current advances in neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology.
Tony has lived and worked in South London as a company director for more than 25 years and now lives in West Sussex. He looks forward to exploring how you can develop bespoke skills and build practical emotional strategies that provide future resilience and a renewed zest for life. Tony has a special interest in the links between abuse, trauma, addiction, rage and anxiety.
Tony is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the National Counselling Society and works in private practice at The Awareness Centre in Clapham.