Feeling a connection
I have found that during an initial session, and prior to deciding whether or not they would like to work with me, clients want to know why I decided to become a Psychotherapist. This is a very valuable question, because a therapist's motivations will often influence their style and approach to therapy.
I believe that it is important for you to feel a positive connection with your therapist if you are to receive the most beneficial experience from Psychotherapy.
So why did I choose Psychotherapy?
For many years I felt broken and lost inside. I had convinced myself that I was the only one who could 'fix' me. After all, I was the only one who really knew what it was like to be me. I had to do this alone. It took a long time to realise and accept that we all need support from others and that this is OK, it does not mean we are weak, or that we have failed.
My own journey of self exploration and healing has lead me to a path of supporting others to reconnect with who they really are. To work through the layers that have built up over the years, to trust that it is safe to let go and allow another to really see all of who they are.
We all have a healer within us but often, dependent upon our life circumstances, particularly relationships with significant others, we lose sight of who we really are, we lose that connection.
Psychotherapy, with the right support and guidance, can help us to rediscover and rebuild that connection to our self and to others, and allow that energy to flow freely through us.
I feel blessed to be in a position where I am able to support others to begin to accept and allow all of who they are to shine.