In the last few decades we are seeing an increase in relationship breakdowns, domestic violence is on the rise and psychological vulnerabilities such as depression and anxiety, grief and loss and, obsessive behaviours are becoming the norm in this society.
Why is it that although we now have greater freedom to make choices in our lives, greater access to education and world news, greater freewill to speak out, yet there is so much discord in the world.
We are bombarded with so many different messages from the outside world; from the media, our families and friends, and from the numerous self-help books that line the shelves that we have forgotten to tap into our inner wealth of knowledge. We have been brought up to rely heavily on what others tell us that we have forgotten our own inner resources. We have forsaken our capacity to decipher what is real from what is not real. As a consequence, we have lost our own sense of identity; lost who we truly are. When we loose our capacity to get in touch with our inner self, the self becomes fragmented.
The aim of counselling and psychotherapy is to tap into that inner wealth of knowledge. As you begin to become aware of the various parts within you, understanding, insight and comprehension begins. When the process of integration of the self takes place there is a healing of body, mind and soul.
The advantage is a greater sense of happiness and contentment within yourself, an improvement in your relationships with others, and a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment in your life.