ABOUT COUNSELLING

A place to be seen.
A place to be heard.

Psychodynamic Counselling provides opportunity to gain insight and understanding about why we behave the way we do. The aim of Psychodynamic Counselling is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness, to help experience, unravel and understand deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them.  This is done by exploring current difficulites and emotions and looking to past experiences to gain a deeper understanding of what drives/hinders us today, what affects our relations with others and what contributes to the adverse thoughts and feelings we may be harbouring.

 

The relationship between client and counsellor is an important aspect of Psychodynamic Counselling.  Providing a consistent, holding and non-judgmental therapeutic space encourages the development of a trusted therapeutic alliance to facilitate client awareness of aspects of the self previously unknown. Only when we experience the way we relate to others in the immediate presence of the here-and-now can we begin to make significant changes in our relationships going forward. 

 

Counselling can at times be difficult and challenging.  Only when we truly begin to learn about and understand ourselves can we begin to experience the benefits counselling can bring by becoming less limited in our life experiences, enable change and experience a more fulfilling and enriching future. In making the unconscious conscious we are better equipped to make choices and decisions about how to live our lives.

 

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

C.G. Jung