At EASE Wellbeing we engage with people in a professional conversation to create an environment that promotes greater understanding of ourselves and our concerns, and how the difficulties we are experiencing impact us and to explore how we respond to these difficulties.
Our work has shown and continues to demonstrate that self-understanding is the first and most important step in the change process towards a more purposeful and meaningful life. This is not a magical or mystical process, it is a skill EASE therapists have developed through many years of training and contemplating the challenges of life and how to help improve self-understanding.
This happens by looking closely at the content of our difficulties, our relationship with them, our relationship with ourselves and how we respond to our difficulties. This may sound obvious, in fact most people have spent time considered their difficulties by the time that they call a counselling or talking therapy service such as EASE Wellbeing.
However, our task is to work with our clients to try to see the world through their eyes and develop a collaboration where both client and counsellor are working together as this expands, adds to and furthers our understanding of ourselves through the sharing of our concerns and how we are impacted.
This leads to a place where we invite the client to contemplate their values and beliefs about life and the world. To see how when something difficult occurs for them it can lead to a sense of stuckness. Simply put, our values and our beliefs may clash with what happens to us and when this happens we are left at a loss as how to cope with this and navigate through difficult times.
But this is an important place to begin the healing journey – with difficulty, since when we acknowledge our difficulty and how we respond we are quickly faced with how we are clashing or stuck in the space that led us to ask for help.
It is the first step to making therapy helpful as we all see the world and respond to difficulties in our own way, so it is essential that we create an environment in which the client can explore their sense of themselves in their difficulty or distress.
Dr Frazer Rosenberg – NHS GP
“Very quick to set up. Very helpful and accepting place to talk.”