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Emma Rasalingam, Psychotherapist, Godalming, Guildford
Child and family therapist, Haslemere, Guildford

Talk-based and creative

psychotherapy via video-link


Since the pandemic there has been such a demand for creative therapy online that I continue to work in this way. From seeing teenagers who don’t want to engage with school or the world, to feuding families whose members don’t want to be in the same room as each other, I have found ingenuity, creativity and adaptability in this accessible medium more than I would have thought possible.


 Talk-based therapy is most effective when the pathways to the unconscious are as clear as possible, as early as possible. It is

where the language of symbol and metaphor is often key because

it engages the psyche's essential instinct to play, and in doing so,

helps the client to be more at ease. These are expressive and inevitably creative tools, and sooner or later they become integral to progress in any effective course of psychotherapy.

Creative psychotherapy uses the language of symbol and metaphor to address issues in a 'one removed' way and helps

people think, feel and express themselves in a less guarded way.

As a result, revealing and healing can take place sooner and          

at a deep level. These concepts that underpin my practice               

are in fact termed 'Depth Psychology'.                           

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