Growth & Personal Development

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Counselling and therapy can help people who wish to consciously engage in this personal process of self development, not least through  greater self awareness (making the unconscious conscious), processing current challenges and moving 'beyond' past experiences- becoming more free, authentic and complete in oneself/relationships.

Sometimes insight is enough to elicit change, at other times people may need to negotiate behavioural changes with themselves/others to achieve greater harmony. Therapy can help you understand your triggers and how to deal more assertively with others, so we do not get lost in other people's drama or demands. 

"Painful feelings... have their origins in early empathic failure, chronic miss-attunment and the reality of an insufficient holding environment" ~ Matt Lucita

Reasons for Seeking Counselling & Therapy

  • Exploring new/challenging feelings
  • Exploring choices and options
  • Development of self insight and self awareness
  • Achievement of a goal(s)
  • Feelings of unworthiness, fear or irrational thoughts/feelings
  • New or an increased indulgence in; smoking, drinking, over-eating
  • New or increasing negative feelings; anger, sadness, guilt, shame, anxiety, depression, stress
  • Feeling demotivated, apathy 
  • Feeling helpless, hopeless, suicidal
  • Desire to find happiness/fulfilment
  • Strained relationships
  • Not feeling heard, listened to or understood
  • Talking to someone confidentially, who is objective
  • Being able to accept changes, big or small, in your life
  • Academic/career concerns
  • Increasing self confidence, self assertiveness and/or self esteem
  • Gaining new perspectives
  • Wanting someone to share thoughts and feelings with