Do you ever have the feeling that you are incomplete, that some aspect of you is missing or has become misdirected? Has tragedy changed the meaning of your life, and now you're looking for a way to navigate through this new world? Do you have a desire to reach some form of normality again?
Counselling can be profoundly transformative, helping to build a more meaningful, creative and fulfilling life. Each one of us is unique, with diverse requirements from counselling, so as an Integrative counsellor, I blend elements from different approaches to suit the personal needs of my clients. Some find resolution within a limited number of sessions, while others benefit from a longer-term approach.
I often liken the process to that of observing a washing machine, looking through the glass door of the washer and seeing everything on fast spin, blurring into a mass of colours and shapes. You can see a bit of a red shirt or a sock flying around, but nothing is distinct. Sometimes it can feel like that when you are overwhelmed by thoughts and emotions, everything in your mind spinning around in confusion.
When the machine stops you take out your washing and hang it on a line, then you can see which shirt goes with which trousers and which socks match. Counselling is like putting your issues out on the clothesline and allowing you to step back, understand what is there and take action.