My experience has taught me that our greatest gifts often come from our deepest wounds. When we learn to embrace our own suffering we allow ourselves the space to heal and our lives become truly limitless.
Being the right counsellor for you is about so much more than just qualifications, it is also about having a strong passion for helping people and a caring empathetic approach. I believe the best Counsellors are those who have experienced challenging and difficult times themselves. How could I expect my clients to go somewhere I have not gone? For these reasons I feel it is essential to share with you some of my own journey.
I was like so many people today, working in a career I didn’t like and telling myself I should just be happy. I was a financial advisor and I did not believe I could do anything else. I was too old now and too depleted of my own passion for life. I did not choose this career but rather fell into it out of an inner need for stability in my life. Changing course was too risky, too uncertain. I rationalized everything and denied my true feelings. I doubted all my decisions and felt low about life most of the time. Perhaps this sounds familiar to you. I did not think to ask for help, I believed that how I felt was who I was. It was not until I felt completely desperate that I sought out the nearest Counsellor I could find.
This was the most difficult and also most life changing period of my life. I remember believing since I was a child that talking to someone about my problems could not possibly help. Mere words can not explain how it felt to feel the weight lifted from my shoulders in just the first few sessions. My soul gasped in relief to have finally shared my story, my feelings out loud and to be truly heard in return. It was beginning of an amazing journey. I began to change my life, to heal and begin on the path to knowing myself for the first time.
I had always been fascinated with understanding people, child development and Psychology but I had never had the courage to pursue this passion. Having experienced my own struggles and the path to growth, I wanted so much for people to not have to go through what I had. My own experience had lit a match under my already curious and intuitive mind. The voice inside of me finally took centre stage and I wanted to become a Counsellor and a Life Coach like nothing I had ever wanted before. For the first time, I was in touch with my passion for life and knew my purpose. Nothing fulfils me more, than connecting to others and seeing them transform themselves and their lives. I knew that with the right training, I could help people overcome their challenges and release the pain they might not even know they are carrying. I wanted to encourage people to find a good counsellor before their situation becomes too difficult.
Looking back on my experiences, I know that had I sought out help earlier I may not have had to suffer as I did. I am grateful for my path, because it has taught me that precise lesson and now I get to share that with you. I believe with all my heart that everyone needs a Counsellor and I forever commit to sharing that message. A Counsellor is not the same as sharing with a friend, it is a relationship like no other and one that works to improve your relationship with yourself, others and the world.
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The first draft of this image came to me just as I was embarking on my journey to becoming a counsellor. Being from Ireland, I grew up with a fascination for fairies and the myths and legends surrounding them.
This image represents how I see our journey in life and the journey we travel within ourselves. Each path of ours so different and yet the process very much the same. The image is of a fairy kneeling and resting her head in her hands while her beautiful wings span out behind her. So often we live our lives in our heads and and lose all connection to our hearts, our true essence and the guiding force that resides within each of us. It is not until we pause for a moment, rest our minds and reflect inwards that we discover who we are. It can be a very difficult journey and at times our struggle may seem to get worse before it gets better. Through it all we are never truly lost, our strength to overcome never falls away. In the fairies darkest moments she was always Limitless. From our deepest wounds, shines the brightest light.