And the day came when the risk to remain closed in a bud became more painful than the risk it took to blossom

~Anais Nin~

Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you

~Rumi~

You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself

~Galileo Galilei~

No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge

~Kahlil Gibran~

About counselling

Generally therapies can be grouped into three main categories:

Psychodynamic therapies are based on the premise that our experiences in childhood are unconsciously contributing to our current thoughts and behaviours.

The Humanistic approach sees people as having an innate capacity for growth and self-development. Its aim is to help you develop your strengths, creativity and choices in the ‘here and now’.

Behavioural and Cognitive Behavioural therapies focus on thought and behaviour patterns, working on the premise that it is possible to change or reframe your thoughts and behaviour to overcome certain problems.

How can counselling help?

If you want to gain greater self-awareness and develop your resources in order to live more fully, counselling can be beneficial. It can help you understand how past experiences affect your life today, how you think about yourself and how you relate to others.

The aim of counselling is to support you in heightening your awareness, broadening your choices and helping you consider available options. A counsellor or therapist is usually an active participant in the sessions.

This journey of self-discovery can be exciting but may also feel challenging. The relationship with your counsellor can be of significant support at such times.

The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free

~Rollo May~