Counselling and Mindfulness Services, Nelson NZ

Rod Watson: Core Process Psychotherapy, Nelson, New Zealand NZ

Welcome to my site. I have trained in counselling and  in Core Process Psychotherapy, which fuses Western psychotherapy techniques with Buddhist wisdom and understanding. I have eight years experience working as a psychotherapist and counsellor in private practice in the UK, and now I am offering counselling in Nelson. I have a Masters degree in psychotherapy and I was registered as a member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) until I came to Nelson in 2007.

If you are going through a time of personal reflection or crisis, or feel you have lost direction and meaning in your life, you may consider  counselling.

Core Process Psychotherapy is based on the understanding that within all of us there is a deeper wisdom that moves naturally towards healing. Integration and healing come from insight into the ways in which we hold on to our suffering, and from a deeper connection with the openness, compassion and wisdom at the core of our being. The way towards our core is through deepening our awareness of how the conditions of our life and our past experience obscure it and limit our present experience and choices.

Buddhist psychology and awareness practices have created the foundations of this work and Western psychotherapeutic skills are used to support and expand this understanding.