Whatever issue you bring to therapy, my goal as an integrative psychotherapist is to support you to find ways to manage or overcome the negative impact of those issues in your life, whilst building your resilience to setbacks and challenges for the future.
Think of it like a water well. The level of water represents the depth of emotional resilience we hold and our ability to cope and bounce back from times of difficulty.
Each time we encounter a challenge or setback in life, a bucket is lowered into the well and some of the water removed and maybe even discarded. Our reserves have decreased and perhaps we are at a lower ebb as a result. Somehow, we must find a way to replenish the water.
Once we understand how to reframe these setbacks, or to solve the challenges we are experiencing, we have the key to re-filling the well. We can't always stop difficult things from happening in our lives, and challenges will most certainly come and go, but we can learn techniques to help us re-fill the well and keep our reserves of emotional resilience topped up.
We need to foster resilience in our children, as this will have a huge impact on their academic results and enable them to thrive in life. Resilient children are more able to embrace challenges and persevere when the going gets tough.
The good news is that resilience is not a fixed personality trait - it can be built at any age so it's never too late to get started!