Free 30-Minute Telephone Consultation
The ICASA Sexual Recovery Programme has a proven, high rate of success but is not a ‘quick fix’ and neither is it necessarily appropriate for everyone. For these reasons the first step towards a treatment programme with ICASA is through a Free Telephone Assessment with David Brown, Founder of The School of ICASA. This Assessment may last for up to thirty minutes and provides an opportunity, in strictest confidence and without obligation, to further explore the ICASA therapeutic approach.
During this telephone assessment it allows for an informed decision to be made as to whether the ICASA Sexual Recovery Programme is appropriate in your particular case.
A Personal Consultation with David Brown is the next important step in exploring treatment with ICASA. It will provide greater clarity and a deeper understanding of the causes of the problems being experienced.
At the consultation it will be possible to explore and determine whether Surrogate Partner Therapy would be an effective and appropriate component of treatment or whether one of the other ways of accessing the ICASA Recovery Programme may be more suitable. A treatment plan will be developed, including therapeutic goals and a preliminary assessment of programme duration. There is no obligation to proceed with treatment following a consultation.
Personal consultations with David Brown last for up to two hours and can be held either in Central London or at The School of ICASA in Bedfordshire.
Transforming Feelings and Mastering the Mind
William James, the first American psychologist, wrote these words: “. . . most people live in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness . . . We all have oceans of life to draw upon, of which we hardly dream.”
It was out of his work that the psychological approach known as TRANSPERSONAL THERAPY grew. The word TRANSPERSONAL means “beyond the personal” and Transpersonal Therapy helps people to develop a healthy sense of self—of who we really are; to go beyond the limitations imposed by personal conditioning, and to discover our full potential—by connecting with the Real Self—as distinct from the small, separated, limited, individual sense of self that we’ve come to believe that we are.
Many people have deep-seated needs and unresolved issues, but today’s emotional and psychological pandemic is FEAR. Almost all of humanity’s suffering today has it’s roots in FEAR.
- Fear of loss
- Fear of intimacy
- Fear of failure
- Fear of Sex
- Fear of Love
- Fear of death;
- Fear of Life.
You can’t transform your life simply by changing your external circumstances, and you can’t undo the past. What can be done, however, is to help you to raise, or expand, your consciousness in such a way that the past doesn’t define who you really are, or how you live your life now. It’s commonly thought that, as human beings, we possess five senses: the faculties of sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. But there are further faculties, or senses, that we have but are either dormant or undeveloped in most people: Intuition, Imagination, Perception, Concentration, and Will. It really is possible to attract new circumstances; but to do so, you simply need to change your mind. To quote William James once more; he said: “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”
I call Transpersonal Therapy the Sixth Wave of psychology—one that is suited to the current, modern Western culture. The first wave was psychoanalysis, or Freudism; the second, behaviourism; the third humanistic; the fourth wave, cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT; the fifth wave, psychotherapy. The “Sixth Wave”—Transpersonal Psychology—is the meeting place between psychology and spirituality: the psychology of consciousness. This approach doesn’t seek to discover and analyse the history of the problem and manage the effects: Transpersonal Therapy aims for total transformation. It isn’t concerned simply with managing the mind and emotions, but in mastering them.
Unlike the first five waves of therapy, where a client is diagnosed with a problem that needs “fixing,” transpersonal therapy begins from the premise that there is ultimately nothing wrong with you at the core of your being. My speciality is as a transpersonal sexual therapist. I work with individuals or couples, helping men and women of all backgrounds, cultures, faiths and none; to overcome fear of intimacy and past negative conditioning and to prove to yourself that there is nothing wrong with you.