Learning to reflect is considered a corner stone in the journey towards self-awareness and personal development. It is crucial to reflect all the time on matters such as the impact of our past on our present and any repeated patterns of reactions and responses in our behaviour.
I trained as a Humanistic Integrative counsellor. My starting point is to usually believe that people are “OK” and that we all have the ability to solve our own problems. However, sometimes when we are going through some difficult life stressors such as changing jobs, moving house or losing a loved one, our normal level of resilience might not be enough to get us through whatever problems we could be facing. It might then become necessary for us to reach out and ask for help. A confidential, safe and professional holding space might be just what we need to help us get through our difficult times.