Long held as a symbol of spiritual awakening, the lotus flower grows out of the mud, reminding us that through adversity we can emerge our most beautiful.
The White Lotus represents our innate True self: pure, wise and untouched by the mud that surrounds it.
Compassion based psychology, person centered psychology, Buddhist psychology, western psychology: all of these have their place in the work I do with my clients. At their heart, lies mindfulness, awareness, compassion, loving kindness - and a nurturing place for us to open our hearts, touch into our wounds and heal.
I am a "Rogerian" at heart. Psychologist Carl Rogers is remembered for the development of client-centered therapy. This technique gives the client control over the process and in which the therapist is non-judgmental, genuine, and empathetic. Unconditional positive regard for the client is essential for effective healing.
"How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth? Carl Rogers