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We offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space, where clients can both find their voice and be heard. Sometimes simply being heard can be sufficient to alleviate pain and difficult feelings. In other instances, having an external person with whom to reflect and examine your emotions can help bring clarity, understanding, and acceptance.
The therapeutic technique aims to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness, through exploring one’s past and present experiences, perceptions, and feelings. The relationship between the therapist and client can be utilised as a helpful tool to identify entrenched thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and destructive patterns. Psychotherapy is a unique process that brings profound understanding and lasting change, both personally and professionally. Often the value of this is more far-reaching than what prompted clients to seek therapy in the first place.
The process of self-discovery empowers you to make informed decisions, and not simply react unconsciously to internal and external stimulus. So often we repeat unhelpful patterns, or habitual ways of relating that reinforce dissatisfaction and despair. Self-reflection can at times be painful, but can also be surprising and exciting. Ultimately, it is invaluable.
Having an independent therapist who is not a relative or friend to share this journey with you can bring a degree of freedom and security. It enables you to consider taking what may feel like emotional risks, resolve conflicts (both internally and externally), action change where possible, and begin to accept what is beyond your control.