Codependency Counselling Clapham and Blackheath

Counselling and therapy in Blackheath

Does life feel like its getting on top of you? Could you benefit from a place to take some time-out?

Life can be a difficult and challenging journey for many of us. At one moment in time, we can seem to be functioning well in the outside world, but on the inside it may be a different story. Sometimes, we can be overtaken by acute depression which may not have an obvious trigger. We can be sailing through life seemingly quite smoothly and then all of a sudden, we can be stopped in our tracks by a debilitating feeling of depression which can catch us off guard.

For some people, they can go through life functioning fairly well and judged by material standards can be successful in their lives. But there can come a time when, free from distractions, our inside world can start to show itself and we can feel depressed for no apparent reason.

Many of us in life can develop a persona which we may not even be consciously aware of. This persona may have helped us to survive and get through life but ultimately, if it is not genuinely who we are, it can impede our progress and get in the way of us fulfilling our potential.

Counselling and psychotherapy can be useful tools for us to establish what is at the core of our depression and anxiety and it can help us to discover who we really are. Once the process is started, it can be like peeling away layers of an onion and the more we look, the more we discover. This can be a difficult process as initially we may discover things about ourselves which we may not like, but ultimately, we can find out who we really are and go about living an authentic life where we can fulfil our potential.

Peel away the layers of your own mask and let your light shine. - Anon

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. - Marianne Williamson

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