People sometimes ask, "What is therapy?" There are many different types of therapy (also known as 'counselling' and 'psychotherapy'), and many different ideas about what it is and how it can help. Here are just a few general ideas about what therapy is, and why we might sometimes need it:
Therapy is time set aside by you and the therapist to look at what has brought you to therapy. This might include talking about life events, (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour.
BACP information sheet C2, 2013
As a counsellor, I see myself as a fellow traveller, a supportive and empowering companion to you, if you are travelling a difficult path. My aim is to offer empathic understanding and acceptance, seeing each one of us as a worthwhile individual in our own right, whatever journey we are on.
I use the harebell, also known as the 'Scottish bluebell,' as the image for my counselling practice as it is a beautiful, fragile-looking flower, and yet can thrive in the harshest conditions - just like the human spirit.
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The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I can change.