Counselling and intimacy coaching journey. Growing up I learnt I needed to earn attention and love. This left me left with a deep sense of worthlessness, and longing for love and acceptance. This impacted my life in so many ways, depression, isolations and low self esteem. However it was not until I had the realisation that I had to save myself from a marriage that I had been desperately hanging on to. That I finally realised enough was enough that I need to explore my relationship with me and its connection with my past.
On my journey I have had the support and guidance of numerous therapist all amazing in their own way. However when I found PST it was like I had found the missing element. The deep connection another and to the wisdom of the body, as well as the willingness to show those parts of us we choose to keep hidden.
I always remember the first moment I experienced deep connection. During a workshop, the tutor asked us to step forward, look each person in the eyes as we said a word that represented a part of us we would usually keep hidden (shadow). As I got to my tutor I said victim, he held my eye contact. In that vulnerable moment I felt truly seen and accepted by him and myself like never before. It was a healing experience that I will never forget.
My own journey informs the counsellor and coach I have become and will continue to become. A psycho-spiritual aspect is something that I have become curious about more recently. So it will be interesting to see how that develops.