Healing oursleves, healing our world
After pursuing our passion of helping others to transform their lives, we decided to create an environment which embodied everything we believe. When creating The Inner Space back in 2016, we knew that we were looking to create a place that felt like a sanctuary. After all, we understand that for many, the process of healing can feel daunting. It is purposely designed to be a safe place where you can feel comfortable and free of judgement. We ensure that you are met with love and warmth, putting you at ease instantly.
It can take time to release the barriers holding you back and to learn to nurture yourself. Often it feels like you are in unchartered territory, as it is likely that you haven’t been making yourself a priority recently, if ever. Our approach works with you, at your own pace, providing you with the sense of belonging within a community.
We are uniquely qualified in a range of modalities, allowing us to adopt the method that is suitable for each individual, as we know the process isn’t a one size fits all, and as you progress, your sessions will adapt accordingly.
This range of modalities means we can be exceptionally thorough in our approach, scoping from the practical psychotherapy to the more holistic spiritual perspective, both categories working together to create incredibly effective tools you can use every day.
Whilst you may be feeling lost, or weighed down by unsolved trauma, we like to be very clear in our message; “You do not need fixing, there is nothing wrong with you. You are already a whole human. There a just a few pebbles stopping your flow in life, we figure what they are, and remove them.”
There is now widespread interest in the role of spirituality in both assessment and treatment. Spirituality and religion are critical sources of strength for many clients, are the bedrock for finding meaning in life, and can be instrumental in promoting healing and well-being. There is growing empirical evidence that our spiritual values and behaviors can promote physical and psychological well-being. Exploring these values with clients can be integrated with other therapeutic tools to enhance the therapy process.
Counseling can help clients gain insight into the ways their core beliefs and values are reflected in their behavior. Clients may sometimes discover that they need to reexamine these values. Therapists must remain open and nonjudgmental, recognizing that there are multiple paths toward fulfilling spiritual needs. Counselors can make use of the spiritual and religious beliefs of their clients to help them explore and resolve their issues. To effectively be able to address spiritual concerns in assessment and treatment, counselors need to have competencies in working with values.
We personally follow a Spiritual Strategy for Counseling and Psychotherapy. Our approach is holistic, which helps clients to heal by taking the entire human being and their life experiences into consideration for assessment and treatment purposes. In other words, where traditional counseling methods consider the psychological ramifications of issues and behaviors; holistic counseling assesses and treats from physical and spiritual contexts -- as well as a psychological or mental ones.
A holistic counselor is conscious of clients in their totality; they take an integrative approach to healing the mind. Their work takes them into the multiple dimensions of human experience; the physical, the spiritual and the psychological. Ultimately, they seek to heal by helping their clients to break free from destructive behaviors and enjoy a new and improved state of mental, spiritual and physical health. These counselors do not consider the client as damaged and in need of repair; they instead focus on helping the client release the spiritual perfection which lies within.
The most important thing we tell clients as soon as they come to us is that, “There is nothing wrong with you. You are already whole, perfect and complete. There are just some little pebbles stopping the flow in your life. Those pebbles (Ok…some are boulders) are beliefs and behaviors that might have been true at some time in your life, but are no longer true and are not working for you. It’s our job to figure out what they are, change them and get you unstuck.”