“Humans’ ability to grow is infinite… when they feel safe”. Carl Rogers
HOW DOES IT WORK It is known that the most important factor for a successful therapeutic outcome is a nurturing relationship based on trust. I have a warm and empathetic approach, and my first priority is for you to feel safe, not just physically but also emotionally. Emotional safety means that you feel free to be you, to reveal parts of yourself that you normally keep to yourself for fear of being disliked or rejected. This can often be a new and reparative experience for many people that have suffered trauma, especially in their early years. Together we can explore the origins of unhelpful core beliefs and patterns of behaviours that do not serve you and hinder your growth. We will gently get to the core of what is troubling you and causing you distress, and I will help you tap into the resilience that is already within you, so that a new, easier way of being in the world is found.
“Who I am is good enough, if I would only be it openly.” - Carl Rogers Eventually you come to trust that who you are is good enough, and while some skills might have to be acquired and different habits established, you know that you can achieve your goals, as fear and doubts will no longer hold you back. Strength is built, relationships improve and life no longer feels like a struggle, but rather an experience to be enjoyed not endured.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED? The length of the therapeutic process is dictated by both the nature of the presenting issue and your goals. To address issues that are mainly due to your circumstances, a few sessions might just be what you need to feel centred and get back on track. For those who carry the burden of old pain and trauma, a deeper and longer course of psychotherapy is often needed. Either way, the process is one of collaboration and we make a plan together.