Emo-Somatic Psychotherapy TM (previously known as somato-emotional psychotherapy) is an integrative psychotherapeutic approach to mind-body health. Developed by Charlotte Copeland, ESPs has been shown to be effective both as a stand alone psychotherapy (with award winning published research for its application with cancer patients), as well as combined with craniosacral therapy.

Emo-Somatic Psychotherapy interlaces key aspects of person centred therapy and transpersonal psychotherapy, with psychodynamic principles. ESPs seeks to marry key principles from the fields of humanistic and psychodynamic psychology, with the express aim of creating an environment of unconditional regard, ensuring a client-led process and facilitating the bringing of non-conscious information into conscious awareness for the purpose self-development and personal responsibility.

When Emo-Somatic Psychotherapy is merged with bio-mechanical craniosacral therapy, the combined treatment (known as Emo-Somatic Therapy) has been found to have multiple benefits over and above either psychotherapy or physical therapy undertaken alone.

Further information on Emo-Somatic Psychotherapy TM, and details on training programs, are available through SafeHaven Trauma Centre, where Charlotte is based. If you would like to register your interest or have questions simply complete our contact form or call SafeHaven Trauma Centre on  0161 635 3522.

If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.

Eckhart Tolle


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