“In the middle of the journey of our life, I came to myself, in a dark wood, where the direct way was lost. It is a hard thing to speak of, how wild, harsh and impenetrable that wood was, so that thinking of it recreates the fear. It is scarcely less bitter than death: but, in order to tell of the good that I found there, I must tell of the other things I saw there.”
- Dante, The Divine Comedy
I'm Adam Bambury, an accredited mind-body psychotherapist based in south east London. I guide people from all walks of life to become more connected with who they are.
How I work
My work primarily emerges from the rich tradition of relational body psychotherapy, also known as somatic psychology. This art and science sees both body and psyche as a vital part of the therapeutic process.
Our body-mind is a potent source of information and wisdom. Early childhood experiences, difficult relationships, periods of trauma, and our unconscious attitudes and beliefs about what it's like to be in the world and with other people, can be accessed and processed by working in this way.
Often this somatic work can look like normal 'talking' therapy. Other times, if we both decide to, it can involve working with breath, movement, imagery, sound or touch.
My practice is inspired by the flame as a potent image of healing, renewal and transformation.
A warm fire or lit candle evokes feeling in our bodies, makes space in our minds and connects us with something deeper. It speaks to both our animal natures and that which makes us uniquely human. It creates a transition space between the light and dark where people can connect in ways different to the everyday and find ways to bring this new knowledge back into the world.
I help clients listen to and nuture this spark within - our essential aliveness, being or spirit. It's something that can so easily be neglected, rejected or unheard thanks to the stories we tell ourselves and our life experiences.
Find out more
I work in-person in south-east London and online via Zoom. If you'd like to have an initial discussion about working together, please get in touch, or find out more on this website about me and about how I work.