Transpersonal counselling is an integrative approach that can use holistic and/or more traditional talking counselling techniques.
The transpersonal recognises:
- The mind/body connection and the spiritual, or that part of us which can be difficult to define.
- As Human beings we are as more than just mechanisms; we are more than the sum of our parts
- We are more than just the mind.
- Feelings and emotions which have been shaped and influenced by the past are a valuable way of looking into/exploring issues
- We are shaped and influenced by the past (and present), in particular stressful and trauma inducing events. They can initiate issues
which adversely affect our responses and outlook, both consciously and unconsciously within relationships and life in general
- Life can be viewed as a journey (note: hero’s/heroine’s journey)
- Meaning and purpose are important for many people
- See how ‘counselling can help you‘ page for the benefits of counselling.
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.
As a Transpersonal counsellor my approach is client-centred:
- This means that as the client you will find that you are listened to and respected
- I believe you have the resources within to heal
- My role is to assist and support you through the counselling process
- You essentially control how the counselling flows and progresses. You only deal with an issue or difficulty
if you wish or when you feel ready to
- I provide a safe, supportive, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to talk about and explore the issue(s)
The counselling I provide is to help you within your own life’s framework and your beliefs and values
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 may be from our early (childhood) history.