What does it all mean?
This is one of the big questions we wrestle with, and we come back to it many times throughout life. It is part of the human condition.
I am not going to be so bold as to suggest that counselling can offer you all the answers. However, I do believe counselling is a journey for both the client and the psychologist, in which together we rediscover your underlying needs and hopes, and we brainstorm opportunities in your life through which these can be met once again.
When is it that we feel a sense of satisfaction in our lives, whether work, study, or personal? By exploring personality traits and gifts that are being neglected or ignored, and by recognising areas of life in which we are not living in line with our personal values, we can identify those areas in which there is incongruence.
Approaching both career and personal aspects of your day to day life with an attitude that is in line with your moral and value system, will lead to experiences of personal satisfaction, contribution, and achievement.
Author: Naomi Griffin, BA (Psych & Music); Grad Dip in Pastoral Couns; PG Dip Psych; Grad Cert Case Management; Grad Cert Ed Studies (Career Development); STAP; MAPS; MCCOUNP.
Please Note: Naomi is not currently practising at Vision Psychology, but is continuing to provide supervision for provisional (including 4+2 and 5+1) and registered psychologists, and for ministry agents in the wider Christian community. If you would like information regarding supervision, or want to book an appointment with a Christian psychologist, please contact Reception on 1800 877 924.