I practise holistic counselling known as Transpersonal counselling. “Trans” means beyond, beyond what we call the personal or “visible” image that we present to others, the world and how we may visualise ourselves.
The Transpersonal perspective encompasses mainstream methods and approaches to counselling, as well as the concepts of meaning and purpose. It recognises the mind/body connection and, our emotions and feelings that have been shaped by the past and present. It recognises that these consciously and unconsciously affect our actions and feelings within relationships and life in general.
As a transpersonal counsellor my approach is client centred. This means that as the client you will find that you are listened to, respected, and you (with my assistance) essentially control how the counselling flows and progresses. You only deal with issues if you wish or when you feel ready to. There is no judgement and I support you throughout the process.
I recognise that you have the internal resources to resolve or come to terms with the issue(s), even though it may not seem so at first, and I use my training and skills to assist you in exploring and achieving your aim.
As human beings we are quite complex psychologically, with emotions and feelings (from conscious and unconscious thoughts) being an integral and important part of us. They are part of our nature and a wonderful driving force when balanced, but can be problematic when unbalanced by life’s experiences, which can be from our early history.
Transpersonal counselling works within an individual’s personal beliefs. It is not tied to any belief or belief system. It does not promote any philosophy, belief or doctrine.
The counselling I provide is to help you within your own life’s framework and your beliefs and values.