The dragon and the treasure: the law of emotional healing

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Change happens on different levels. Life-change methods like coaching, solution-oriented therapy, CBT  (cognitive-behavioural therapy) and workplace NLP deal mainly with conscious thoughts and actions. You experiment with doing things differently, or take a different perspective, or set old thoughts aside; you “change your mind.” This is very powerful work and with some clients, it is all I need to do.

But sometimes, behaviour patterns have emotional roots and you need to look deeper to find the magic inside yourself. That can be scary.

When we fear judgement, it is immensely healing to find instead acceptance. So I aim to create a safe and non-judgemental climate for the work.  I am very accepting and forgiving of the dark places which people fear inside themselves. That acceptance isn’t just “professional.” It comes from being extremely honest with myself during thirty years of my own inner journey.  I’ve looked into all sorts of emotions inside myself and found that when I do so, what lies beyond is peacefulness and joy; always.

Old-style therapies could easily focus on the bad feelings in such a way that the person felt worse and worse. As a result, NHS therapies such as CBT tend to either ignore the dragons completely, or with grim set resolution focus on the positive. Sometimes this works, but it has severe limitations, because the dragons are still there. My approach is to make friends with them.

What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly.
Carl Rogers, pioneering American therapist

If you’d like to begin to make friends with your dragons and liberate your treasures, give me a ring. I’m happy to answer questions or arrange, in Bristol, a free, no-obligation half-hour introductory meeting. My approach is friendly, respectful, and very effective. Please click here for contact information.

What my clients say

You are really, really a very kind person. Thank you for your effort and advice in helping me!

I was never convinced counselling would work. But your approach and your ability to use different methods to suit individual needs has truly changed me on a deep level.

The very first session I had with him was so helpful and powerful that I recommended him to two other people straightaway.

Andrew works gently and safely and I felt held in a safe space throughout the session.

I have made some major breakthroughs in sessions with you.

I was blown away by your insightful and transformative approach.

A different approach from other therapists I have seen before, so that I have finally solved my problem.

More happened in the first session I had with you than in 4 or 5 sessions with a counsellor.

[Your hypnosis] was remarkably effective and entirely different and tailor-made for my individual needs and experiences. Thank you!!!

Although counselling was new territory for me, it was invaluable and worth every penny.

Had a massive effect on my relationship. Learned loads of really good stuff – surpassed my expectations.

Andrew is one of the best therapists I have ever worked with. If you want to make a breakthrough with an issue in your life or relationship, I highly recommend…

I have made some incredible progress and I am now in an intimate and happy relationship thanks to your help.