Author Archives: Noel Bell

About Noel Bell

Psychotherapist in London. Check out my blog posts and more at www.noelbell.net

Healing with breath and sound


This past weekend I attended the healing with breath and sound three day experiential workshop,  a mandatory requirement for my postgraduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy at the CCPE.  This seminar explored  the use of breath and sound in order to try and restore harmony … Continue reading

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Alchemical Operations in Psychotherapy


This blog has charted my journey through a transpersonal (integrative) psychotherapy training course at CCPE in London. I am now in year three. So far this year we have had lectures on existential psychotherapy, Jungian Symbolism and the transpersonal theories of Michael Washburn and Ken Wilber. In the first year we had … Continue reading

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Regression in the service of transcendence – The ideas of Michael Washburn


For the past two weeks we have had lectures on the transpersonal ideas of Ken Wilber.  If that wasn’t sufficiently academic we then had a lecture this week on the concept of regression in the service of transcendence, the work and … Continue reading

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The OCD Action National Conference recently took place in London


The OCD Action National Conference recently took place in London. Leading OCD charity, OCD Action, organises the annual OCD Action National Conference to help people with OCD develop their own support network and to give them the chance to hear from leading … Continue reading

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Codependency


Co-dependence is: ‘A painful internal state of low-grade chronic depression which is literally precipitated by intense and chronic mourning for our authentic selves’ John Bradshaw A LIFE OF OTHER-ATION This week’s lecture (and the final one of this term) was on codependence. … Continue reading

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Are early life experiences important in shaping adult character


I often wonder if early life experiences are important in shaping adult character and whether unconscious communication such as transference and counter-transference is integral to transpersonal integrative psychotherapy.  Perhaps transpersonal integrative psychotherapy presupposes psychoanalysis or, rather, include it as a first and … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered what the Elements Model is and how useful is it in Psychotherapy?


Have you ever wondered what the Elements Model is and how useful is it in Psychotherapy? Or indeed have you ever heard of the Elements Model? The Elements Model has a balanced view of personality and emphasises the potential of clients. The … Continue reading

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