Humanistic Counselling

“Your mental attitude will lead you into the light or hold you in darkness. It will lead you to hope or despair, to a glorious success or a miserable failure, and it is entirely within your own power to choose which it shall be.”

Orison Swett Marden

What is Humanistic Counselling

This is an approach which tries to do justice to the whole person including mind, body and spirit. It represents a broad range of therapeutic methods; each method recognises the self-healing capacities of the client.

The Humanistic Counsellor works towards an authentic meeting of equals in the therapy relationship.

Humanistic Counselling is a journey toward greater wholeness and aliveness, the client completes therapy with a larger sense of who he or she is.

In this approach, the counsellor/therapist is regarded not so much as an expert who knows more than the client but as someone who is skilled in facilitating a process of self-discovery in another.

The central belief is in the possibility for change and growth towards the fulfilment of potential (the potential to become who we truly are) within us and that our life experience supports the unfolding or emerging of that potential from within, given the right conditions.

The therapy is the practice of giving systematic attention to another human being’s process, with the intention of facilitating, (literally making easier) the persons personal growth or self-discovery.

As a Humanistic Therapist, I have a strong belief in the worth of all human beings and I am dedicated to the development of the people who come into my care. I have an understanding of life as a process, change is inevitable and healthy.

I have an appreciation of the spiritual and intuitive, I also recognise the profound problems affecting us and our world and my responsibility to promote hope and facilitate constructive change in those I am able to work with.

“You can’t depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.”

Mark Twain

What is Psycho-Spiritual Psychotherapy

This can be defined by its orientation, which includes the spiritual dimension rather than the content of therapy.

It views the human psyche as having a central core Self or Soul, as the centre of identity, as well as a personal ego.

Psychotherapists draw on a wide range of therapeutic methods towards the necessary uncovering of past psychological material, to help alleviate problems being experienced by the individual. Keeping within the context of the individual’s potential based on spiritual insight and experience.

Within this perspective, there is both a movement of the personal centre to the Self and movement of the Self to manifest its nature through and in the personal centre. Thus, therapy includes both repair and individuation.

All is one
And one is all
The all can be seen in the one
And the one can be seen in the all

Realise this truth
And the power of the all
Becomes available to the one

Author Unknown 12th October 2008