More than anything else, successful therapy is dependent upon a strong relationship between the counsellor and the client. It is a relationship built on trust, integrity and respect. In this way counselling is no different than any other aspects of our lives. Where counselling is different is that we are creating an intentional relationship between an individual and a trained professional counsellor.
There are many reasons why you may have arrived at this page; most people tend to arrive because of the difficulties dealing with some of the things life (or more realistically other people) tends to throw at you. For others there may some specific ‘thing’ holding you back from enjoying life to the full and friends and family are not able to help you get over these obstacles.
Often what is required is virtually a transformation; one which helps you change:
- Depression and meaninglessness into energy and passion about living;
- Fear and anxiety into creative, purposeful action;
- Emptiness and aimlessness into clear sense direction;
- Isolation and loneliness into confidence, competence and assertiveness.
In my practice I look forward; I do not spend too much time exploring the past – it cannot be changed and what matters is finding a way to move on and let go of what has happened. The past can inform the future but it should never control the future.
I work in conversation with you – we talk together, this way we can begin to explore what is happening for you – and by the way we are allowed to use humour – it is a much underrated resource in the counselling room
Whatever the cause for you to arrive here; if you find yourself at the stage where you know something has to change with these thoughts, feelings, behaviours and emotion then feel free to give me a call or drop me an email to see whether my approach is suited to your needs.