The PERSON is not the problem, the PROBLEM is the problem.
I offer a form of therapy that is called Narrative Therapy. It's philosophy rests on a number of principles, listed below.
"The person is not the problem, the problem is the problem." (Michael White) - the problem is not located just within you
Problems have a context and therapy explores the influences that support the power those problems have in your life (culture, family, work, trauma, etc)
People are the experts in their own lives
People make sense of their lives through the stories they tell about themselves
explores what you have done and what you can do to resist the problem
explores how you've come to the conclusions you have about yourself and the world around you
questions what's considered 'normal'
explores the many influences that shape your beliefs such as family, culture, religion, gender, race, sexual orientation, class, ability, etc
explores people's own skills and resources that can offer solutions to the problem
offers an opportunity to create different stories about yourself
I have a holistic approach to counselling and believe that there are a number of factors that may help people feel better that include biological, social, spiritual and cultural. We can work together to support the change you want and create manageable steps towards the change you desire.
Change can come quickly so I offer brief or longer term support depending on your needs. If this feels like a good fit for you, I invite you to contact me to arrange an appointment.