A support, counselling, life coaching, mentoring session provides a safe, supportive space to share and explore whatever is happening for you. Through a combination of dialogue, feeling and questioning the aim is to guide you to your own insights, answers and contentment.
Specialities and Themes
Bringing into view and gently collapsing and including the limiting beliefs, patterns and behaviours that restrict our everyday life experience, this often also involves working with our ‘shadows’ and the opposites. One may feel lost, stuck, trapped, overwhelmed, anxious, exhausted, longing for something more meaningful and real…, perhaps there is a sense that life is passing by.
Life Coaching to bring aspirations, goals, projects and dreams to life. Could be writing a book, starting a business, implementing a healthier lifestyle or stepping up to make very practical everyday changes in life towards a brighter future… Big or small, all can be approached. We agree and put a plan into place that includes accountability and explore any blocks that appear along the way.
Relationships… which could be current, past or future. Whether that is as an individual or a couple looking for some clarity, guidance or resolve, or in a more developmental manner exploring the relationship dynamics and mechanics to bring more intimacy, connection and honesty to a relationship. This relates to any relationship, romantic, family, friend or colleague.
Clients That I Work With
The inner explorers, the curious, courageous and willing ones on a journey of self-development, spirituality or awakening. There may be an impulse or wish to become more conscious, authentic and real within their day to day lives.
Other therapists, counsellors, coaches, like-minded professionals who benefit from having a mentor, a companion, a mirror to delve deeper into their experience and also bounce ideas off. ‘We all need somebody to lean on’.
Those that have tried many therapies and techniques, traditional or holistic, yet still feel unfulfilled or unresolved in some way. There may be a feeling that there is something missing, something more... Some describe a longing, a seeking for ‘home’ or to merge with God.
My Approach to Counselling
The approach centres on bringing our awareness to life, to what is happening right now, really happening, both on the surface and underneath.
A session can work out in many ways depending where the person is currently at.
I am happy to listen; I can be a good listener…
I am happy to meet you in your sadness, your anger, your failure, your grief, your arrogance, jealousy, anxiety, pain, guilt, confusion, depression, shame, trauma and even your boredom… I know them all well.
It is about allowing these movements to be there as long as they require.
Here they are no longer suppressed, avoided or healed away; they are met and included as friends and even your resistance and best attempts to escape them can be included too.
These are not mistakes but the doorway to our freedom…
The majority of our suffering is not actually about what is happening but our relationship to it. Simply put “I want this moment to be different to how it is, I want it to be a certain way, my way!”
This conflict between what is happening and how we want it to be is responsible for the majority of the discomfort we feel physically which includes the so called “challenging” thoughts, feelings, sensations and emotions.
At a certain point these movements are seen as indicators and gifts to help unravel the knots of our conditioning.
As we drop down a layer we can see that the aim is to come to peace within ourselves. In doing so this translates to peace with others and the world.
I have no fancy technique, magic wand or SUPER POWER to get you to peace because peace is not a destination.
The idea of “I’ll be happy, at peace when… such and such happens or when I am ready” is seen as one of the very obstacles to peace.
We can replace the word peace with happiness, contentment, joy, love, ease… whichever fits.
What I offer is a safe, supportive, gentle, loving space and a mirror so we can explore together the ways, ideas, concepts, beliefs and behaviours that are keeping you away from the peace that is already here.
A reverse path if you like…
Through a combination of dialogue, feeling and questioning our carefully constructed prison starts to disassemble and we become freer, happier, more functional, dynamic, present and response able in our daily lives.
A great place to start a course of sessions is with a Soul Plan Reading. It shows where you are currently, offers direction as well as highlighting the potential challenges (life lessons), talents (abilities), goals and Soul Destiny (core essence).
“David has absolutely transformed my life in the short time we have known each other. I have come forward in many ways by releasing old beliefs that were holding me back and by balancing my physical energy. I fully recommend all the services he offers as they have been of great benefit to me.” – Caroline
“I would recommend anyone to go to David who’s facing difficulties overcoming the ups and downs of life. You’ll gain a deep insight about you!” – Siddharth
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