I love what I do! What I love most is seeing clients transform through coming to deeply understand themselves. I witness relief, hope, validation, acceptance, deep processing, letting go, motivation, laughter, beautiful a-ha moments, excitement, new boundaries, better relationships and a renewed desire for a vision of life they have always held for themselves. It is empowering for them and I see this in their faces.
Great therapy brings you gently yet clearly back into contact with 'you'
Many people know they need support at times but feel unsure or anxious about the idea of therapy. We spend so much of our time in the day-to-day, getting through and working towards the next thing that we can easily lose contact with our deeper, felt sense, of who we are, what we desire in life and our relationships. We long for a lightness, an ease of being able to flow with life. We know innately it is there, but we can't always access it without guidance.
Here are 5 things I would love you to know about therapy that I hope may help you reach out for support or guidance when you feel you need it:
Relief and change can happen quickly
As the focus of this relationship and in the safety of the therapeutic space, you have a truly unique opportunity to focus entirely on you. This invites you to tune IN and connect to what is most important to you. When you identify your needs, goals and the barriers to the change you desire, this uniquely supportive relationship can bring you back to clarity and a clearer voice.
Understanding yourself fosters empowerment
Make that which is unconscious, conscious. "Everything depends on upbringing", said Leo Tolstoy. When we understand the relational patterns we learned in childhood, link painful experiences to current tensions, uncover the ways we adapted to survive, we come to see where change is possible - it's deeply freeing and transformative. You once again feel in control, back at the helm steering your fabulous ship.
Great therapy teaches you practical tools that support you for life
Understanding is half the work! With understanding, you see where you want to move from. Great therapy provides you with the tools and new skills to step firmly onto the path towards the vision you hold for yourself. Learn acts of resilience; find your inner purpose; reconnect back to what makes your soul sing and learn how to bring this into your life and relationships.
When you reconnect to your body you reopen a line of communication that has always existed
Neuroscience tells us emotions impact our thoughts, behaviour, physical wellbeing and relationships. When you understand the ways your body speaks to you about all that it holds on your behalf, you reopen a line of communication that has always existed, from which you had somehow become disoriented. You come to understand how it signals to you that change is needed and you regain confidence to interpret its messages. You feel empowered in your wellbeing journey by an inner knowing that is uniquely yours and has always been there waiting for you to tune in. As a holistic, somatic psychotherapist I work from a foundation of the body and you will come to know yourself in an entirely new and wonderful way.
Rewrite your narrative
At any given moment, there is an opportunity to rewrite your narrative. Whatever it is you have come from, with new understanding, skills and a clear vision you can choose the next step along your path. There is no reason to remain stuck in what was. The opportunity to grow stands before you. Trust that you have what you need within and in front of you.
In holistic, somatic counselling, these are all possibilities waiting for you.