“A life truly lived constantly burns away veils of illusion, burns away what is no longer relevant, gradually reveals our essence, until, at last, we are strong enough to stand in our naked truth.” Marion Woodman
I found this quote recently as I was organising my new psychotherapy room. It stopped me for a moment, and I reflected on what it is that I do as a therapist.
As I reflected, it seemed clear to me that my role is to create the conditions where my clients, whether for online psychotherapy or for psychotherapy in Darlington, can feel safe enough to be utterly real with themselves about what it is that they are experiencing. The role of psychotherapy is to enable us to look in our darkest, dankest corners, and to be truthful about what we see when we do.
It is easy to become bogged down with the half-truths we tell ourselves, the veils we draw over the things we do not like. It’s easy to allow irrelevancies to take up space, obscuring what is really going on. To be transparent in our own being takes courage, and calls for a willingness to learn and grow, to be changed by the experience.
I seek to be the kind of psychotherapist who enables my clients to be completely authentic, by creating an atmosphere of safety, advocacy and respect. Working with the patterns that emerge rather than the details of stories that obscure them, my role is to help you come to know yourself better through our work. It is not my insight that matters, it is yours, I am simply journeying alongside you to help reveal more and more of what it is useful to see.
If you want to encounter your essence, and burn away some veils in the process, then get in touch. You can find out a little more about me and how I work here: