'As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves'
People decide to seek therapy for many reasons. Sometimes those reasons may not even seem obvious to us but we cannot help feeling we have somehow lost our way in life.
Psychotherapy offers a confidential space where you can explore and reflect on the feelings and situations you find yourself struggling with. You may feel stuck in a rut, unable to find a fulfilling relationship or career, or you may feel troubled by past experiences. Sometimes emotions can feel manageable and other times they can lead us to feel depressed, anxious, despairing or apathetic. In therapy you and your therapist explore all kinds of feelings so you can begin to understand why you feel the way you do and develop new ways of managing your emotional world.
Some people choose to enter time limited counselling where we work within a set amount of sessions. This is usually when someone wishes to focus on a particular issue, perhaps a bereavement or a recent traumatic experience. Others may enter into open ended therapy to focus on discovering a deeper understanding of their life experiences, relationships and current struggles they are facing. This can involve exploring past hurts, current issues and hopes for the future. Longer term psychotherapy can help us connect to the entirety of who we are and begin a profound journey of integrating our life experiences to become more accepting, loving and balanced towards ourselves and others in our life.
Some Couples may sense what is causing difficulties in their relationship but feel it is impossible to work through or resolve without some support. Couple's therapy offers a space where both people can safely journey together into understanding each other's concerns and hurts. I work collaboratively with couple's and am invested in both people feeling the therapy offers them the chance to be heard. Then we can begin to understand what each person is feeling, where these feelings are coming from and how this may be impacting their relationship.
'We do not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious'