focuses on an individual’s inner suffering, meaning that which comes from the struggle from within us emotionally and psychologically as we journey through life and its various stages and transitions. I offer a space for you to examine your current life and together explore your historic ‘Story’, in a collaborative attempt to ‘re-vision’ the meaning you have given to it.
The ‘Soul’ in CounSoul.
The human ‘Soul’ as an indefinable concept, but is essentially the core focus of the therapy I am trained in. It is that which transcends the five senses of how we experience the world. It is concerned with experiences which stay in the memory and impact on the heart. It is more about the journey through life and less about the specific details or labels we and others choose to put on this. It is the experience we hold in our memory and in our body, which forms our unique experiences as we develop and grow as individuals. This impacts on us in many different ways.
Every one of us comes with a ‘story’ attached to our past which is influenced by our early experiences, and which forms our central core beliefs as adults. If we do not give attention to the ‘soul’ within our story it suffers over time as we begin to lose our sense of self, purpose, belonging and often that which we are led to believe brings us happiness, as this fails to lose its meaning on a deeper level.
Counselling can help in revisioning your story, and viewing your life from a different perspective, by helping you to see where you neglect your own sense of self and well-being by getting unconsciously caught in outdated behaviours to compensate for this.
In Soulful counselling, the question is often not why am I suffering in this way? But instead, why might this be happening to me now, and what might its meaning be?