"Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." Carl Jung.
People seek counselling for wide-ranging reasons. They may be going through a difficult situation such as the loss of a significant other, or undergoing a transition in their life, or facing difficulties dealing with childhood experiences alone. Perhaps they seek help in dealing with compulsive thoughts or difficulties relating to others, or to cope with depression or anxiety. Alternatively, many seek counselling as a part of their efforts to discover or create meaning in their lives or attain the ability to realise their own potential and expand their life’s possibilities. Whatever the reason may be, the opportunity to share your views and be heard can help a person attain clarity and gain new perspectives about different situations and life experiences.
My Approach - Psychosynthesis
I base my approach on the psychosynthesis model, a holistic approach to therapy that emphasizes the integration of all aspects of the individual, including the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual dimensions. This approach views crises as opportunities for personal growth and development and aims to help clients discover their unique path to growth and self-actualization.
As an inclusive approach to human growth, Psychosynthesis dates from 1911 and the early work of Roberto Assagioli, an Italian Psychiatrist. Though one of the pioneers of psychoanalysis in Italy, Assagioli gave importance to the depths of personal past and childhood traumas as well as the “higher” aspects of the human personality and recognised a need for a more inclusive concept of humanity.
One of the key features of psychosynthesis is focus on the whole person, rather than just their symptoms or problems. This means that the therapist works with the client to explore all aspects of their personality, including their strengths, weaknesses, and potential for growth. Through this process, the therapist helps the client identify their unique purpose and path in life and develop the skills and strategies needed to achieve their goals.
Psychosynthesis therapy often incorporates a range of techniques and practices, including visualization, meditation, and guided imagery. These techniques are used to help clients access deeper levels of consciousness and connect with their inner wisdom. By doing so, clients can gain a greater understanding of themselves and their life experiences and develop a stronger sense of self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Overall, psychosynthesis is a client-centred approach to therapy that seeks to empower individuals to find meaning, purpose, and fulfilment in their lives. It recognizes the importance of spirituality and the human potential for healing and change and provides clients with the tools and strategies they need to achieve personal growth and development.