As a Londoner by birth and previously a gardener by profession, I know that our personal problems can feel overwhelming. My personal experience is that what we perceive as a challenge, problem or 'dead end road' can become a starting point for new strength and a better understanding of ourselves. With a background in food growing I recognise how “The shit can become gold”, and my training and experience as a practicing counsellor has validated and confirmed this wee snippet of folk wisdom a hundred times over and continues to tickle and inspire me on a daily basis.
HOW I WORK
As a qualified Psychosynthesis counsellor my approach involves bringing a shared understanding of what is going on for you, and to help reveal and then tackle the obstacles standing in your way.
I offer you the support you might need, the guidance you seek and will walk alongside you on this journey.
Many of us wish to feel more in charge of our lives, have a better perspective on who we are and what we want to achieve in life. Perhaps we wish to deepen our relationships and enjoy the company of friends and family more. My approach focuses on what we can be in this present moment, with a forthright acknowledgment of the past, and a realistic sense of optimism for what we may become.
My personal view is that therapy is an investment in your future, one which encourages personal development, and which once started, will increase your levels of awareness and the skills necessary to meet and deal graciously with life’s inevitable challenges. Looking for the support of a counsellor is the first step in taking responsibility for such an investment.
Since qualifying I have specialised
in working with men and the common concerns generally associated with modern masculinity. Issues around regulation of anger, difficulties showing affection and finding intimacy in relationships, concerns around sex and sexuality and difficulty tuning into oneself emotionally.
I also work with women in relationship to men who may be struggling with emotional intimacy.
WHAT IS PSYCHOSYNTHESIS?
Psychosynthesis counselling aims to reveal where we hold ourselves back, to explore our potential and engage our will in making the changes we so often desire. As a transpersonal therapy it is known to be helpful if you are struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD and workplace or relationship issues.
The founder of Psychosynthess gives this description which I endeavor to adopt and develop in my day to day life and work.
"Psychosynthesis is essentially an attitude... the attitude of the teacher or the healer or therapist, to life in general, a rapport or interplay with patient or pupil. And it is, in a general sense, the attitude that is the bringing together in an organic whole, diverse and sometimes conflicting elements. But in an organic whole in which each element preserves its own individuality and function."
And from this flows effortlessly another quote which I adore, that in life:
"There is no certainty; there is only adventure."