Trusting someone to guide us
Counselling can give us an opportunity to explore the patterns of our lives, reconnecting us with aspects of ourselves that we had been unaware of. It is like bringing a compassionate spotlight on to the person we have become. Many of us would aspire to live our lives as fully as we can, some of us try to find what this means by taking a closer look at ourselves with a trusted guide.
Help at different points in our lives
Of course our reasons for entering counselling are often also related to the difficulties we face as we move through life such as bereavement and loss of meaning at mid-life. Long standing issues such as anxiety, depression and addictive behaviours may also be the motivation for seeking help.
Whatever the nature of the challenge you face it takes courage to reach out and be deeply heard, allowing wounds to heal and new perspectives to emerge.
Self acceptance and the soul
My style is soulful which means seeing painful experiences, difficulties and suffering not just as things to overcome but also as significant in forming character, wisdom and self acceptance. It’s paradoxical but in order to really change we need to fully accept ourselves as we are.