As well as incorporating IFS into my general practice, I also offer exclusive IFS sessions for clients who have a specific interest in this modality.
IFS is an evidence backed approach which can support and transform a wide variety of client issues including, but not limited to, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, eating patterns, addiction, trauma, CPTSD, self-harm, attachment issues, suicidality, stress, transitions, relationship issues, feelings of “something just not being right”, parenting, isolation, sexuality, spirituality.
IFS notices the multiplicity of the mind. It posits that we all have access to “Self”, a core of us which is innate, that which we are born with. Self incorporates the 8C qualities of: compassion, calmness, creativity, confidence, curiosity, connection, clarity and courage. As we travel through life inner parts of us develop habits, behaviours, moods, beliefs, thoughts, somatic presentations and more to navigate or cope with situations we encounter. These “parts” may be fire fighters or managers which may have developed “burdens” to protect “exiles” - those parts of us that we try to keep hidden in order to not experience painful or difficult emotions.