Why suffer alone with some of today’s common life problems?
As well as the persona part of us that we present to the world, there is often the hidden; puzzling and problematic… a source of distress and sometimes shame. Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Anger, Tears, Sleeplessness – responses to difficult and traumatic events, work and personal relationship problems and life stage transitions (quarter life, becoming a family, divorcing, grieving, retiring). And other common patterns that people may lovingly advise us on: You should be happier, more confident and why haven’t you realised your personal potential and life goals by now? In all of this there actually Is potential, and your own unique story, and a better way of being.
‘There is no birth of consciousness without pain.’
C. G. Jung
Begin to experience life Instead of enduring it!
The Hidden suffering that can impair our ability to cope well and, at worst, leave us just existing and feeling hopelessly stuck, really can transform with safe space for healthy reflection. Saying out loud can be so much more than a feeling release (catharsis) although this, in itself is somewhat beneficial. For every common problematic experience, there exists a wealth of psychological methods for making sense/balancing perspective, problem-solving, improving communication, gaining insight into blocks and strengths, easing symptoms, actively working through difficult experiences and improving well-being. Moreover, such space tends to be conducive to the pleasant surprise that is your own individual capacity for expression, for understanding, for knowing yourself, what you value in life and how to shape and enhance your experience in this world.
‘I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become’
C. G Jung
“As a senior psychotherapist, I sought a psychologist with at least 2 decades of experience. Ruth Shelley impressed me with her warmth, sincerity and understanding. She helped me work through some deep rooted psychological issues. Without reservation, I would recommend her practice.”
"Over the course of an extremely difficult and upsetting few years, Ruth provided me with unwavering, invaluable and effective support and guidance. She was the steadfast rock when I lost my footing in life. It's hard to sum up in a few lines how much I value and appreciate her work as a therapist, but I think it's true to say that I wouldn't be as happy where I am today without her."
“I’m usually someone with drive and motivation, but this had deserted me. Ruth helped me to uncover the reasons and get myself back on track. I am glad I contacted her; she is very skilled at what she does.”
“I first worked with Ruth through the NHS and I pestered her for her private work details when our sessions there were over because I didn’t want to see anyone else after working with her. I’ve seen her privately now too, for a different problem. Even when the times are very tough I find it helpful just to speak out and most of the time there are things I can try to help myself when I go home. I always feel better after seeing Ruth and I would recommend her to anyone who is struggling with their mental health.”
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