New Year, New Possibilities
Written by listed counsellor/psychotherapist: Richard Thomas MSc(Psychotherapy)Postgrad.Dip.Psychosexual Therapy;MBACP(Accred)
30th December, 20120 Comments
Will the start of 2013 bring you a heightened sense of the possible? During 2012 after the Jubilee and, in particular, the Olympics, more clients seemed to start therapy with a sense that their wishes and desires could become reality, give them a better future. As you face the challenge of turning resolutions into reality, what will help you to refine and sustain the changes you choose?
Early January is a peak time for two types of upheavals - suicide and enquiries to solicitors about divorce. Both of these represent a desire for change and liberation. These objectives are intrinsic to the processes of counselling and psychotherapy.
There are so many ways in which therapy dovetails with the mood and themes which come to the fore at this time of the year. Loss, childhood pain, but also making a new start, looking at your life, transformation: thoughts of these may lead into a constructive therapy. On the one hand, therapy can provide a safe place for an exploration of your life, your needs, desires and wishes. On the other hand, it can provide help with the formulation and the achievement of your resolutions – your “possible”.
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