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Tricia Harragin

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Coming to see me you can expect a space away from the demands of the outer world and your everyday life, a confidential place where what you need to speak about will be heard with care. How you get started and how things proceed is very different for each individual, there is no wrong way.  

You will have the opportunity to explore your current situation and past history. If things have been difficult, taking time to talk this through is often a relief and valuable. This might be all the support you need for the time being.

However, you might be interested in looking at areas you have previously neglected.  Answers to surface concerns and relying on your rational knowledge may no longer be so important.  In our work, this would involve 'seeing through' what is going on and paying attention to inner experiences.

"The wise man will ask himself: Who am I that all this should happen to me? To find the answer to this fateful question, he will look into his own heart.".
C G Jung

You could bring along dreams, we would use story, images and responses in your body. You start to look for signs that reveal your inner reality and you begin to make your ‘shadow’ conscious. The shadow is all those things, both good and bad, that have been repressed or never been conscious.

Working with an integrative approach that includes this deeper level of communication, will help you to become more consciously aware of your hidden motivations, dominant traits, attitudes, limitations and abilities. This can help you to adjust worn out perspectives that no longer serve you. I can help support you with the conflicts and contradictions that this can entail.

Gathering together your ideas, insights, images, symbols and reflecting on them you move towards meaning. This can present you with new points of view and a source of greater understanding. In outer circumstances things may still be the same but something different is happening in you.

You will be offered an individual therapeutic approach that draws from over twenty years of professional ongoing training and experience. My hope is that you develop a deeper connection between your conscious mind and the unconscious. Unless we all work at this, it is easy to forget the guidance, nourishment and renewal we can get from this place as individuals. We are also less likely to project the contents of our unconscious into our environment.

The list below includes some of the areas that I have worked with:

  • Uncertainty in life, being at a crossroads and general loss of direction and meaning
  • Burnout, stress, anxiety and self-esteem issues
  • Depression, loneliness, feelings of loss, bereavement and illness
  • Eating disorders & other addictive behaviours
  • Thresholds and life transitions (leaving home, midlife, menopause, retirement)
  • Relationship problems, conflict and betrayal
  • Parenting concerns   
  • Issues relating from sexual, psychological and physical abuse
  • Anger and shame
  • Disappointment and high expectations 
  • Issues around creativity
  • All dreams, particularly those which seem troubling or significant
  • The process of individuation - becoming oneself

 

"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become".
C G Jung