Counselling and Psychotherapy – what it means to me
The therapy room of a counsellor fills with a different story each time a person walks in. Within these stories we can come across so many moments of difficulty, survival, trauma, healing, stuckness, resilience and courage. For me therapy is not about making you feel, think or behave differently, it’s about understanding how you got to where you are, explore the origins of your feelings and responses, finding ways to process and integrate this into your story, and only then look at how you want to move forward.
‘Through the Woods’ for me is a metaphorical space where I can meet a person who feels they are not (yet) ‘out of the woods’ and perhaps finding it difficult or painful to be there by themselves. They might feel stuck, lost, or unsure there is any way forward. Through talking therapy in a safe space I can meet you where you are and see if we can navigate our way through any difficulties you’re experiencing, whilst appreciating the circumstances and experiences you’ve encountered on the way.