PERSON CENTRED THERAPY
HOW THERAPY WORKS
...and how it can benefit your life
TO STRUGGLE IS HUMAN
Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy I would like to assure you that you are not weak or defective for doing so. Struggle and hardship are a fundamental part of being human, regardless of our background or circumstances. There are many legitimate ways in which life can cause us pain and suffering and we are not wrong to want care and support in dealing with them. As a therapist, I aim to offer that support and provide a welcoming space for you to share your difficulties without judgement. I do not view my clients as people who lack ability or strength of character but rather as people who value their own wellbeing and want to live up to their full potential.
RELATIONSHIP IS KEY
The human brain is wired for connection. During our childhoods the relationship we have with our caregivers shapes the way our brain grows and has a profound affect on they way we think about ourselves and the world. We receive messages about what is 'Right' and 'Wrong' and what thoughts, feelings are behaviours are considered acceptable. Many of us may have received an upbringing that was less than ideal and it is not uncommon to feel conflicted or confused about who we are and what we ought to be doing with our lives.
A therapeutic relationship is one in which all of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours can be explored freely without judgement. As a therapist I am impartial and do not place conditions on what a right or wrong way for you to think, feel and be. Ideally, this should allow you to explore more authentic ways of being and gain a better understanding and appreciation of your own wants and needs.
INSIGHT LEADS TO CHANGED BEHAVIOUR
In order to make good choices we must first know what we are choosing. Taking time to reflect on what you are doing and why, can help you become more aware of your actions and their effects. Discovering why you behave in certain ways and what you are trying to achieve can help you understand your own influence over the issues you are facing. Making time for these reflections and discussing them in therapy can help you gain a better insight and understanding of yourself, allowing for more conscious deliberate choices and a more empowered life.
“What is inside of us is often more real than what is outside of us.”