REP therapy & coaching for individuals and couples
Individual brief therapy and coaching
Therapy to resolve problems and achieve goals, even if you are not sure exactly what the problem is, what you want instead, or how the problem originated. This is therapy not simply to understand yourself, manage your emotions or control your behaviour: the methods used will help you to resolve your therapeutic problems permanently by identifying the biographical origins and 'relearning' the experience.
In addition to REP, we may use EMTR, energy kinesiology, hypnosis and NLP.
Consultations last approximately 75 minutes. Most people and most problems need between two and five sessions for complete resolution. Some problems do however take longer. Please call to discuss.
Remote therapy and coaching
The benefits of Relearning Experience Process from wherever you are in the world. This therapy works very well remotely, giving you a full therapeutic experience - via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp or Signal.
Couples therapy and coaching or mediation
Skilfully delivered couples coaching, lasting around 90 minutes, with REP and influenced by Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication and NLP, will help both partners to listen to each other attentively, express their own and understand each other's needs, communicate effectively without triggering defensiveness, and appreciate and heal the antecedents of their present difficulties. This enables the couple to reconnect and regain closeness and intimacy.
When applied to couples coaching, REP is groundbreaking – achieving something that, to our knowledge, no other method can achieve with couples. When delivered within a couples consultation REP provides a powerful therapeutic intervention where the partners can together relearn the past to heal and let go of resentments and past occurrences that have inhibited intimacy and connection.
Separating and divorcing couples
Communication help, including mediation around childcare and finance (Jonathan Livingstone is a qualified mediator, accredited by London School of Mediation), is also provided to couples who are separating or divorcing, and who desire to minimize the potentially substantial and significant emotional and financial negative impact on themselves and, more significantly, their children. This is achieved through helping former partners to understand each other's needs, take responsibility for their own emotions, and learn to communicate without expresing judgement and blame.
Individual therapy and coaching is also available to help former partners to overcome personal anger, hurt, resentment, and damage to self-esteem, and to communicate more effectively and successfully with difficult former partners.
Therapy for children and young people
If children are under 16 (sometimes if they are over 16), work with their parent(s) is usually necessary, since children's therapeutic issues are usually the manifestation of their parents' unconscious issues. Children show us (their parents) what we should be doing that we're not doing, or what what we are doing that we shouldn't be doing. Even when your child's problematic behaviours seem to have nothing to do with your issues, they very probably do. It is remarkably difficult to recognize these behavioural characteristics in oneself without help. When the requisite help is given to the parent, apparently miraculously, the issue that the child is expressing spontaneously resolves. (Jonathan Livingstone is subscribed with the enhanced DBS update service. He works part time at a college in Birmingham for young people with complex needs.)