Lighthouse and me

Upon qualifying as a counsellor I decided to establish my own counselling practice to realise my dream of working in my own business to support others in need of assistance and understanding with both their general mental wellbeing and specific mental health issues.

 

Lighthouse holds a special significance for me as I have been fascinated by them since I was a child and then as I got older the comfort and reassurance of a light shining out into the dark seas guiding those that needed it to shore really resonated with me.

So deciding on a name for my new counselling practice was really a no brainer on a number of levels, not least because I felt that counselling is my true calling in a life that has experienced dark and light times, and that as a counsellor my job is to “Light the way” for my clients in moving forward.

 

As fate or serendipity would have it, when putting my ideas together for this website, I came across this beautiful quote which I feel demonstrates my view of this profession I have chosen for myself…

“I am a lighthouse rather than a lifeboat.
I do not rescue, but instead help others to find their way to shore.”

It is a message I feel strongly about because it says very clearly for potential clients who would like to work with me that my role is not to supply the answers that they seek but to sit with them and support them in finding their own answers.


In these uncertain times it is normal sometimes to feel as though everything is a struggle or too much to deal with but whatever you are going through, I will work with you to make sense of things again and offer support and strategies to increase your coping skills and resilience going forward.

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