working together - moving forwards
SO What can I expect?
In therapy, you can come and find a safe place to investigate those inner thoughts and processes, where you can understand what makes you tick, why you react the way you do, or why you find it 'impossible' to make the changes you wish you could make. In partnership, we can work together in a non-judgmental, safe and accepting environment where you can begin to move forwards.
I use an integrative model of counselling and variety of methods including Creative Therapies, TA, and REBT.
I believe in the power of change, I believe that as we seek the truth about our past and our present difficulties, that the truth helps to set us free from our past traumas and the present issues in our lives. There is a direct correlation between freedom and truth. To find your own freedom, you must first discover the root cause, where does the behaviour
come from, where did you learn your coping strategies and how do they then relate to your life now?
"Our lives are controlled by the thoughts and beliefs we have about ourselves, or what we believe others think about us, the questions we ask ourselves and the situations we find ourselves in. This then controls our emotions and how we feel and this then dictates the decisions that we make for our lives".
"Rarely can a response make something better, what makes something better is connection". Brené Brown.
This is so true, I have been counselling since 2002 and I have found that quote to not only be true in my client work but also in my own personal life.
What counts more than anything is the relationship between client and counsellor. Without that critical factor, you can have the best 'model' of counselling on the planet, but without the relationship, then it is simply meaningless theories and words.
"The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out". Proverbs 20:5