Ask yourself what space you are in right now, when we are in the right space we are connected to now and the actual event which is taking place, much better for body and soul.
If we get stuck it is not always important to know why we are stuck, but rather admit we are stuck and reach out for support.
Hit the Pause Button
The only way we can start each day is by learning from yesterdays mistakes and letting go, being mindful today and remembering to pause
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
Creating the Space
What is Counselling/ Psychotherapy? How can talking possibly help me, I wouldn’t know what to say, no one can understand what I am going through!
These are often comments I hear. Some said directly to me, some overheard in a queue, some I read. I can’t fix anyone as I am not a mechanic, I can’t make anyone talk as I am not that amazing! I can’t change anyone as I don’t have supernatural powers. What I can do is listen, I mean really listen.
so how about ..
.. if you were to just pause today if someone is telling you a story and really listen, they are not interested in your opinion they just want an uninterrupted five minutes to tell their story.
The kind of listening that doesn’t interrupt to tell you that you are wrong, or that my story is better/worse, the kind that doesn’t make you feel shamed or embarrassed, the kind that doesn’t look at my watch and wonder if you are ever going to finish. My listening isn’t about being exceptionally amazing or gifted I am human just like everyone else. My listening is about ..
..being interested enough
to give you space so you can figure stuff out, so together we can get to grips with what is going on. Thats it, nothing more or nothing less. Clients aren’t interested in how many qualifications I have or how many years I have been doing this job. A client wants to know that I can be there, I mean really be there, they usually figure out my availability within the first give minutes of meeting me!
The most creative act you will undertake is that of creating yourself
sometimes a nice cup of coffee goes
a long way
“I always thought I was nobody now after time spent in therapy I realise I am somebody .. ..thankyou “
the words of a wonderful person who gave me permission to publish at the end of her therapy journey today
A qualified Psychotherapist, I trained with the Tivoli Institute in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. I am a member of the Irish Association of Counselling Practitioners and am Garda vetted and Children First trained by the HSE.
My experience includes work with Bereaved Adults and Children in Hospice and Palliative Care Teams, Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, direct work with Children and Teenagers experiencing Anxiety and Loss. Personal development in Yoga training with adults and children has enabled me to incorporate and understanding of both body and mind in my counselling approach.
Finding your Life Space a new approach..
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Counselling West with Gina Dowd – Creating the Space for Healing