Psychedelic Integration

Psychedelic experiences, whether induced by compounds such as LSD, MDMA or psilocybin, meditation, or breathwork – can be powerful catalysts for growth and healing. However, many people who have had such experiences find themselves wanting support to make sense of what they have experienced and learned.

James has been part of the first cohort to study psychedelics formally at Exeter University, and has first hand experience of supporting people with psychedelic experiences and integration. James is available for psychedelic integration work on the same basis as his normal therapy practice.

The Person-centred Approach and Psychedelic Integration

Within the realm of psychedelic integration therapy, the person-centred approach emerges as a pragmatic framework, grounded in the foundational principles of Carl Rogers. This therapeutic modality prioritises the individual, fostering an environment of empathy, unconditional positive regard, and authenticity.

At its core, the person-centred approach cultivates genuine connection between therapist and client. Within the context of psychedelic integration, this connection serves as a safe space for individuals to explore and make sense of their experiences. Through empathetic listening and acceptance, clients feel understood and supported in their journey towards integration.

Empowerment lies at the heart of the person-centred approach. By encouraging clients to trust their inner wisdom and take ownership of their experiences, therapists facilitate a sense of agency and autonomy. This empowerment allows individuals to navigate their psychedelic experiences with confidence, fostering deeper self-awareness and personal growth.

In addition to addressing psychological concerns, the person-centred approach recognizes the interconnectedness of various aspects of human existence. Therapists acknowledge and honor the spiritual and existential dimensions of psychedelic experiences, providing a comprehensive framework for healing.

Furthermore, the non-directive nature of the person-centred approach allows clients to process their experiences at their own pace. Rather than imposing interpretations or agendas, therapists support clients in exploring their experiences authentically. This gentle guidance facilitates meaningful integration, enabling clients to incorporate insights gained from psychedelic experiences into their daily lives.

In essence, the person-centred approach offers a practical and effective approach to psychedelic integration therapy. Through genuine connection, empowerment, holistic healing, and support for growth, it equips individuals with the tools they need to navigate the profound journey of integration with confidence and resilience.

Experience Facilitation

Psychedelic assisted psychotherapy is not legal in UK and James cannot offer this as a service.

However, under the right circumstances James is available to provide psychological support for a journey you are already planning to take. James’ intention in doing this is to minimise harm and maximise gains for individuals. Please feel free to contact me if you think I may be able to help.