About Therapy & Counselling
All of us will at times experience challenges, stress, illness and unwanted changes or happenings. Therapy is an opportunity to talk about and explore helpful ways of dealing with difficulties and challenges.
We all can benefit from extra help in life to get through difficult times. To seek support can take courage. It is so worth finding the courage! Instead of trying to manage all alone, struggling, just getting by, or soldiering on - therapy can provide valuable support. It is an opportunity to be truly seen, heard and understood and in turn to develop empathy and compassion for self. It is an opportunity for growth, healing and blossoming.
Together we can address all sorts of issues that may be having a big impact on your life including; stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life direction, life challenges, work, spirituality and more.
I help you to listen to your inner wisdom/knowing (yes we do all have inner wisdom!) I can offer fresh creative ways to think about and deal with problems and hurdles. I encourage you to develop a strong and compassionate relationship with yourself - unconditional friendliness towards yourself. I provide a caring, safe, respectful, supportive, and confidential environment as we work together.
The therapy work we do together can be a lifesaver, it can be the difference between feeling truly alive or just going through the motions. Healing the past enables you to live fully in the present. Working together can help you to know, feel comfortable with and believe in yourself. It can help you to find a healthy balance of self-knowledge and self love, which in turn leads to awareness, respect and love for others and more enjoyment in your life.
What Are The Benefits of Therapy?
Therapy provides a safe place to explore, express and understand yourself, feelings emotions and why things may not be working as you would like them to.
It can help identify unhelpful patterns of thinking. It can help you to develop communication skills for dealing with conflict and frustration. Therapy can help to heal wounds, understand what limits and drives you, overcome limitations, become comfortable with your emotions, grow in self-acceptance and create new choices. It can help you to understand and gain perspective on behaviours, emotions and relationships. It is a way of getting to know yourself more fully, addressing pain, working through loss and adding meaning to your life. It can make an enormous difference in your life!
There are a number of myths and ideas floating around in our culture about therapy. Sometimes therapy can mistakenly be seen as:
The truth is all sorts of people come to therapy and all are courageous, strong people! Therapy is a way to be empowered. It is for people who want to face their fears, who want more from their life, who want to expand their lives and achieve goals both personally and professionally. It can be a liberating way to open to the treasures within you. It can help you to know, understand, experience other people - in all their diversity - with new insights and appreciation. In fact it is not possible to truly understand and know others until you know yourself. Therapy can transform the way you understand yourself, others, society, even history, philosophy, literature, art, music and popular culture.
Healing the past enables you
to live fully in the present.
It is not possible to truly understand and know others until we know ourselves.