Choose your therapeutic journey
Here are some ideas to get you started ...
A Little Nudge: 4 – 6 sessions (approx)
A little nudge can inspire decision-making and action, and you have decided you want to share that in a therapeutic space – freely and openly.
In fact, a gentle guided prod can lead to a self-nudge when you begin to share your feelings and thoughts about a new direction you wish to take in your life.
This process can prompt the steps you need to take toward your goals, and ultimately reach your aspirations.
We will begin by honouring your values (assuming you know what they are – we can work on that too) and setting specific and measurable goals.
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes”
A Helping Hand: 6 – 8 sessions (approx)
If you have an inkling that you are worrying more than usual, not engaging in life as much, criticising or blaming yourself more than usual or simply finding it hard to cope every day, seeking out the help of a professional can provide new insights and hope for the future.
A safe non-judgemental place presents opportunities to build your personal agency to explore intense emotions, life transitions and improve overall wellbeing.
This may be the first time you are attending therapy or perhaps you want to revisit the process because you found solace and healing in the past. Whatever your experience, a trained therapist can help you uncover your strengths and learn new skills to deal with the challenges that arise in life.
“Psychotherapy is not a substitute for life but a dress rehearsal for it”
Irvin D. Yalom
Feeling Stuck: 8 – 10 sessions (approx)
Feeling stuck or stagnation can prevent self-advancement. Feeling stuck can be in terms of thinking, ideas, skills, reliving the past, fear, relying on others or ruminating on others’ opinions. We will begin by releasing these metaphors about “stuckness” and find another!
This mindset can bring stress, confusion and regret because you have committed to certain long-term patterns of behaviour, thinking, feeling and responding.
Know that you are adaptable and with some persistence and your own resilience you are capable of making progress.
“A person is a fluid process, not a fixed and static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material; a continually changing constellation of potentialities, not a fixed quantity of traits”
A Deep Dive: (Long-term)
Exploring our deepest struggles and personal battles can be painful at times, and yet there can be great healing and strength to be gained.
If you would like to dive deeply, let’s test the waters together and find an entry point in which to begin, for example, a relationship, a family issue, a past hurt or current concern.
This kind of deep dive can then lead to an exploration of how your life experiences have shaped your beliefs, world-view, values and ways of interacting in and with the world.
Diving deeper entails taking personal responsibility and embracing yourself with self-compassion and intense personal intimacy.
“Placing the blame or judgement on someone else leaves you powerless to change your experience; taking responsibility for your beliefs and judgements gives you the power to change them” Byron Katie