Trauma Informed Yoga and Psychotherapy
Louise Thorndycraft, MA Psychotherapy, BA Hons, BWYDip, MBACP
Thanks for visiting my website. I hope the information you find here will help you decide if my approach is a good fit for you. I currently offer online and telephone counselling and psychotherapy and have a waiting list for face to face sessions. I also offer online yoga sessions for groups and individuals. I am based near Whitland in Carmarthenshire.
Since 2007, I have taught yoga in a wide variety of community settings with diverse client groups. In 2016, I participated in trauma sensitive yoga training to more fully support people with complex trauma histories. My psychotherapy training enables me to work with clients at greater depth and has helped to synthesise my passion for embodiment practices with an awareness of the key theories of humanistic and somatic psychotherapy and recent discoveries in relational neuroscience. I recently earned a Masters degree in Psychotherapy, completing research on the impact of somatic psychotherapies for adult survivors of developmental trauma.
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How can I help?
Skills and experience.
I support people of all ages and backgrounds to process the painful emotions surrounding the loss of loved ones. My experience includes working with complex and traumatic loss.
Anxiety and Depression
Both counselling and yoga can bring lasting relief from the debilitating symptoms of anxiety and depression. I have a particular interest in working with climate anxiety/ ecological grief.
I work with people using a variety of prescribed psychiatric drugs and have undertaken additional training on all stages of the medication process, including supporting clients who wish to safely withdraw from their medication.
I enjoy supporting women of all ages and backgrounds to find greater empowerment in every stage of life. I have supported women through the challenges presented by pregnancy, baby loss, infertility and menopause.
The bodymind philosophies of yoga and humanistic therapy can greatly improve symptoms of all types of chronic illness and pain.
Trauma and C/PTSD
My yoga and therapy work is trauma- informed, drawing on polyvagal theory and the neuroscience of attachment to support your nervous system and emotions to find balance.
"I am so grateful for being able to say what I wanted to, for being able to cry without fear of upsetting anyone, for being able to give myself permission to say no. Thank you Louise."
— Sue, Carmarthenshire