The self I hide inside myself…
From time to time, life can feel like an uphill struggle. The place you want to be may feel a world away from where you currently are. Something inside tells you that things are ‘not quite right’ but you don’t know how to go about making those positive changes to improve your life.
Perhaps you are experiencing feelings of stress, depression, anxiety, having difficulties in your relationships, or have found unhealthy ways of coping with pressure such as self-medicating. You are not alone and certainly do not need to struggle through life. Too often we are told to ‘pull ourselves together!’ Sometimes, it is simply ourselves being overly-critical and aiming for unattainable perfection.
We all have a blueprint or life-script which we work from. Often we can find examples of them by viewing the patterns playing out in our lives. For someone who has been in a series of difficult relationships, or finds themself stuck in the same type of job or situation, we can start to look at this in terms of unconscious programmes. After we’ve learned how to drive a car or ride a bike it becomes second nature and we don’t have to think about it. This is how we’re hard-wired but what it can mean is that we sometimes get stuck in unhelpful life-scripts which we need to free ourselves from in order to truly move on.
Counselling isn’t about learning to think positively or exercising greater self-discipline, it’s about starting to really listen to what your instincts are telling you.
More often than not the reason people enter into therapy is because their heads are telling them one thing and their feelings are saying another – in psychotherapy terms we call this ‘incongruence.’ Together we will work to address these inner conflicts, develop new strategies, and help you experience a deep sense of self-acceptance.
I believe that our problems are our pain and our teachers, and that we innately have the ability to overcome any obstacle no matter how challenging they seem. I work in an integrative way which also incorporates a holistic approach – recognising the powerful connection between our mind, body and spirit.
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Steph Jones Counselling
(MBACP PGDip BSc Hons)
t: 07545 339 175