…and then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom’
Psychosynthesis offers a holistic approach to living our lives . It works with the body , feelings and mind, holding the context wherein each of us has the potential to unfold to our deepest sense of identity and purpose.
Psychosynthesis is a humanistic and integrative psychological approach. It is based on the work of Roberto Assagioli, an Italian Psychoanalyst who had studied with Freud and been a colleague of Jung. He brought a new perspective to the field of psychology believing that, whilst our childhood experience affects our present living, we also have within us the vast human potential for healing and change. In psychosynthesis counselling we work in the context of self discovery ; we may explore the past in order to heal it and live more fully in the present .
Our painful symptoms such as anxiety and depression or feelings of grief and loss, may be a doorway through to a more authentic sense of who we are and who we may be. Psychosynthesis honours the pain and confusion we experience in times of psychological difficulty and crisis, while drawing on our spiritual nature and holding the potential for wholeness and transformation.
A psychosynthesis counsellor will meet you with kindness, compassion and without judgement and give you the space to bring yourself just as you are. They will listen deeply to what you say and support you to bring mindful attention to what is going on for you in the here and now. They will honour the journey you have made to get here and help you to notice any patterns or beliefs that may have helped you cope in the past but now may be limiting you from experiencing life and yourself more fully. You will be supported to recognise the choices that can be made in the present which will enable you to experience life differently and bring about healing and change.