I am one of a few therapists trained in The Continuum Model of GIM, which allows me to offer a variety of methods to address particular therapeutic needs at different points in the therapy. Sessions can range from 1 to 2 hours, depending on the ongoing process and particular aim of the session. GIM and the continuum model offer a set of methods to help with
- personal development
- difficult life situations and transitions
- relationship difficulties
- stress, depression and anxiety
- chronic pain and illness
- relaxation and wellbeing
- emotional exploration
Music and Imagery (MI) experiences encourage stronger connections with inner strengths or areas of tension and difficulty. The interventions encourage deepening and staying with a given experience to invite increased understanding.
MI methods can help with
- building inner strength
- rediscovering personal resources
- grounding during challenging times
- increasing understanding of personal patterns
Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) encourages expansive exploration on a deeper level and is suitable for clients who are fairly resourced and connected to their inner world.
GIM can help with
- exploring previously unvisited areas of consciousness
- increasing intuitive understanding on a deeper level
- facilitating transcendental experiences
'I have found working with Carine so empowering, insightful and effective. She has supported me to journey through and explore territories that have been left ‘buried’ for a very long time and finally deal with ‘baggage’. I’ve been supported to reframe and shine a new light on narratives I had told myself for such a long time that I had forgotten where they came from, or perhaps never consciously known where or how they originated in a creative, nurturing and safe environment. Carine has empowered me to take ownership of my sessions. She has been very supportive in encouraging me to explore using music that is meaningful to me and tweak genres when I became more in tune with myself and my own needs depending on how I’m feeling each session. With Carine’s help I have developed a toolkit of strategies to use outside of the session which she encourages me to reflect and build upon. These strategies are lifelong tools that I can access independently in times of need. Due to COVID-19 I have had several sessions via zoom which have worked very well. I would highly recommend Carine as a therapist. GIM/SMI is a very creative alternative therapy, which, in my experience is always personal, powerful and an eye opening journey.' - T.F.
'Carine provided a containing and nurturing space for GIM sessions, both in person and online. Carine was thoughtful and sensitive in her approach to choosing music for each session that would resonate and allow me to explore my internal world in a safe space. She offers support in gaining new insights into significant observations, memories or moments and connecting the imagery to body and emotion. Carine’s soothing and encouraging presence enables pivotal moments of connection to your inner world and leaves you feeling more thoughtful, inspired and at peace.' - E.K.
'It's not often we get to sit and thing about ourselves and verbalise our thoughts, and it's even less often someone kind and patient will sit and listen and be genuinely interested without being judgemental - well, this is exactly what happened during my sessions with Carine! ... ( and if this wasn't enough...) Listening to the music of my choice, to help release my feelings and then express those feelings on paper as a drawing ( sometimes serene, sometimes quite wild! ), although awkward and restrained to start, quickly flowed ( almost a torrent! ) and created a great sense of release. The sessions gave me my confidence back and reaffirmed that my feelings mattered, and what had lead to "Myself" - a person to be proud of!'
GIM has allowed me to explore my feelings and emotions around many of life's challenges. Carine supports me to explore and express my feelings through the music that matches my mood and the images that emerge from that process. The result has helped me to gain a deeper understanding of myself.