<i>Why people come</i>

clive oxford psychotherapy, counselling and supervision in hereford and herefordshire

<i>Why people come</i>
18th November 2019 
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  • Who am I?
  • I don’t fit in!
  • Can I really let others know how I feel?
  • What if I tell them that?
  • What will they think of me?
  • They might not like me
  • I can’t say that!
  • They might reject me
  • Can I let people see this part of myself?
  • Am I good enough to be here?
  • What will others expect of me?

  • "the vital criteria of personal integrity is whether you belong to your own life or not" - John O''Donohue

    The struggle with the everyday questions above might give rise to any number of issues; lack of confidence and self-esteem, relationship difficulties, constant states of anxiety, depression, the stress of maintaining habitual behaviours, panic attacks, eating problems, outbursts of anger and rage, sexual problems, a lack of direction and purpose in life, effects of past trauma, feeling isolated, experiencing loss, chronic fatigue and on and on.
    Our psychological symptoms are usually related to underlying, unconscious causes. Addressing these causes in therapy, significant and lasting change can come about. Despite unique differences, backgrounds and concerns, experience has taught me my clients want to:

    Regain a sense of Balance
    Identify and make sense of what's going on currently, how they 'ended up here', and use their inner strengths and creative resources to regain balance, control and responsibilty for their lives
    Reclaim a sense of Integrity
    Gain insight into, and acceptance of, their unique individuality and difference, developing the confidence to be more of who they truly are
    Find Purpose and Direction
    Be able to see their own path more clearly and follow it with commitment and courage

    "No problem is solved with the same consciousness that created it" - Albert Einstein