Present consciousness is a tapestry woven from the threads of memory ~ Al Pesso
Relationships are one of the most important things in a person’s life. As human beings we seek a sense of connection, and from our earliest days it is only in relationship with other human beings that we develop a sense of self. So good relationships are integral to our successful sense of self.
However, when relationships aren’t working, whether this be friendships, romance, or work, it can lead to feelings of loss, despair, hurt, alienation, frustration and more. It can even mean that we learn to avoid relationships, but that too fails to make us happier.
Counselling and psychotherapy can help us to see how past relationships, often those earliest in our life, can have a negative impact on our present relationships. (Of course, they can have a very positive impact too, but that is not the root of any problems!). And talking about issues helps us to make connections and develop awareness so that we have more choice and control in healthy, fulfilling relationships.