The moment I realised I wanted to become a Psychotherapist was when I completed my foundation course in psychotherapy. Having had a taste of what psychotherapy was all I can say is I wanted more!
What I loved about my training course was that is gave me a complete new lease of life. I had for the first time found something that I was really interested in from a personal and professional perspective. It also reinforced the concept that we are all unique and that no one answer fits for everybody, it taught me to expect the unexpected and to be able to live with that – something I am eternally grateful for.
The most satisfying thing about working in my profession is that life is about learning. We continue to learn about life, nothing stays static. I also really enjoy and feel very privileged that people allow me to support them in their own journey of exploring and understanding their own lives better
The ways in which I keep my own wellbeing in check are I practice mindfulness; paying attention to my own self-care on a daily basis. I like to get a walk in at least once a day if possible it’s great for clearing the head. I also like to do things like massage, reflexology and acupuncture. Singing and Art are two of my favourite hobbies and I indulge whenever I can. I also practice Yoga and I find that taking regular breaks really helps too.
The best advice I could give to anyone is not to give advice. Learn to listen and trust in yourself, and do what you love.