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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands,
but seeing with new eyes.”

Marcel Proust

Sometimes in life we don’t know where we’re going, or we become stuck, or something happens that stops us in our tracks. That’s the time when seeking a counsellor can be of real value. Counselling can offer a supporting, non-judgemental, professional relationship to explore feelings, thoughts and behaviours to gain a clearer understanding of your life’s experiences.

Much of the time people are ruled by the conditioning of their backgrounds and current life circumstances. Through the process of reflections that counselling can offer, self-awareness can increase allowing for change and growth.

I aim to create a safe, trusting and inclusive environment. To respond with non-judgement, acceptance and compassion where your experiences are validated and heard. I hold the perspective that given the opportunity the deep wisdom that lies within you will emerge as a healing force to be trusted. Through the therapeutic process there is a way to become aware of and co-operate with this wisdom.

I believe the core of counselling is the healing relationship. This is a collaborative process, where we can discover the resources that will assist your learning in how to manage your problems as they arise. My task is to enlarge your possibilities and choices to enable a life with meaning and a life of worth.

Birdwings

Your grief for what you’ve lost lifts a mirror
up to where you are bravely working.

Expecting the worst, you look, and instead,
here’s the joyful face you’ve been wanting to see.

Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes.
If it were always a fist or always stretched open,
you would be paralysed.

 

Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding,
the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birdwings.

(The Essential Rumi translated by Coleman Barks)