Paul Sibson

I am a psychotherapist - and a certified trainer for the coherence psychology institute - counsellor and supervisor, and have extensive experience in offering therapy to individuals—short and long term—as well as facilitating and teaching groups. Working with inner processes for more than a decade, the foundations of my practice have become ever more rooted in attachment theory and the relational psychotherapeutic models that have grown from this basis: body and breath-based practices that focus attention into the body. Along with the cutting edge of contemporary western neuroscience, these varied fields converge into a powerful psychotherapeutic synthesis which I house under the umbrella term EmbodiMind.

Following completion of a BA degree in psychology, I trained and became first an accredited BACP counsellor, and then a UKCP registered psychotherapist - and subsequently supervisor - in the Humanistic and Integrative (HIPS) section of the UKCP. Subsequently, through the prolific writings of Allan Schore, I became particularly interested in the emerging field of neuroscience. Within this emerging context, I found the most efficacious models for bringing about psychotherapeutic change to be the powerful relational models of psychotherapy known as Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), founded by Diana Fosha, and Embodied-Relational Therapy (ERT), founded by Nick Totton; the now-established practice of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR); and the current cutting edge of the psychotherapeutic field, Coherence Therapy, and its Emotional Coherence Framework. The Emotional Coherence Framework is an integrative framework rooted in groundbreaking neuroscience findings about how permanent psychotherapeutic change takes place through experiential steps known as the Therapeutic Reconsolidation Process.

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Embodied-Relational Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Coherence Therapy and the Therapeutic Reconsolidation Process are models of change that integrate seamlessly with the body-based practices of Tibetan Buddhism. This is of particular interest to me because of how our relationship to our own body dictates our capacity for emotional intimacy with other people, mirroring our relationship to the body of the earth.

My ongoing passion is the potential of very recent findings in neuroscience—the Therapeutic Reconsolidation Process—and how this single, now empirically identified and proven, transformational process can form an integrative hub to the many modes of existing non-counteractive psychotherapy.