Counselling and
stress management
in Southampton

Journey

Start
'Though you can't go back and make a new beginning, you can start from now and make a brand-new ending'
Carl Bard

Path
'Walker, there is no path. The path is made by walking. And looking back you see a path that never will be trod again.'
Antonio Machado

Hope
Autobiography in five short chapters
CHAPTER ONE
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost... I am helpless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.


CHAPTER TWO
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don't see it.
I fall in again.
I can't believe I am in the same place.
But, it isn't my fault.
It still takes me a long time to get out.


CHAPTER THREE
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in. It's a habit.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault. I get out immediately.


CHAPTER FOUR
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.


CHAPTER FIVE
I walk down another street.’
Portia Nelson

Curiosity
'A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.'
Lao Tzu

Support
‘The sense of lonely struggle and imminent failure is replaced with an experience of life as a supported journey to mastery.’
Steve Biddulph