Another option that some people take up is psychotherapy. This is a form of facilitated self-discovery and gives a unique approach to personal development. It offers time and space to bring issues or difficult feelings which are getting in the way of living a fulfilled life. The principle is that with awareness, there is a natural movement towards wellbeing when the right environment is created.
In the work, you decide what is discussed and how deeply to explore, and we explore it together in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
There has always been a stigma attached to anything connected to mental health, therapy and therapists. We quite happily go to a doctor if we are suffering some sort of physical pain but not if we are suffering mental anguish. Yet, just being able to talk to someone whom we trust and feel safe with can be an enormous benefit. A trouble shared is a trouble halved, as we say. Also, it is very difficult to think ourselves out of problems that our own logic and mental position thought ourselves into. Family members and friends can offer great support but rarely can they bring the level of impartiality, non-judgement and depth of understanding needed to throw light on deeper problems.
Whilst this form of in-depth work isn’t a cure-all for life’s problems, it can offer support, through understanding and insight and is an opportunity to see more clearly how we relate to each other.
The general aim of psychotherapy is to enable us to live in a more satisfying and resourceful way. To help identify what things get in the way of healthy living and to strengthen us to make choices about them.
The sort of things that are frequently brought to therapy or counselling are: anxiety and depression, relationship issues – either work or non work-related, stress – either work or approach to life-related, difficult childhood issues, bereavement and unresolved anger issues.
This approach is of great use to leaders and managers who want a greater insight into their own behaviours and how they affect interactions in order to get the best out of their teams and team members.
Also on offer is the use of psychological profiling tools to assist in gaining awareness of how different personal styles impact on life and in the workplace.
Simply phone and try it out yourself. An initial phone call and possible session won’t cost anything and you’ll probably be able to tell very quickly if my approach will suit you.