Hello and welcome to Outing Therapy. I’m so pleased, you’ve found your way here.
I’m Izzy, and although not a Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist myself, my mission is to raise the profile of working with one, in the hope of making a difference to people who feel…
They’ve tried everything in the book to change their lives, but none of it seems to work
There is some kind of external force stopping them, preventing them, from getting the things they want in life
Everyone else in the world has some kind of ‘secret formula’ to life they don’t know about
At a loss with the process of therapy, not really understanding the purpose of it, or how it’s going to make a difference to them and their lives.
They would like to try something they’ve never tried before to get a result they’ve never gotten before
So if any of this describes you to a T, then you’re in the right place.
Since throughout my blog, I’m going to demystify that ‘secret formula’ to life you’ve been so desperately seeking to find, but have yet to.
And I’m going to do it all the while talking about how a Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist will support you in discovering it for yourself.
Since it’s one thing for you to read about what it is you need and the action you need to take, to be able to get the things you want in life.
And it’s quite another for you to embark on the therapeutic journey with a Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist to discover ‘the secret formula’ for yourself.
As the journey to discovering the ‘secret formula’ is going to be for everyone.
Although, I have to be honest, it’s not really a ‘secret formula’.
Since everybody in this world is capable of learning it, through working with a Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist.
No matter your age, no matter your gender, no matter your class, no matter where you started in life.
You only need the willingness and openness to learn it for yourself.
However, I will say if you’re perfectly happy to keep doing what your doing, not seeing any changes in your life, year after year, and banging your head against the wall.
Then this blog probably isn’t for you.
All too common questions
Have I completely transformed my life around in three years of working with a Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist?
Do I have everything I want because of working with a Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist?
Honestly, not yet (but I believe I will 😊).
The reason for this is, like all too many people, I made tons of mistakes in the way I approached therapy sessions.
And in what I ‘believed’ and ‘thought’ therapy was about and, in who I ‘believed’ and ‘thought’ I was.
In addition, I had many misconceptions about what ‘change’ was.
I thought (and you might too), change was what you see on the outside of your life.
To which, I turned up to therapy sessions, week in week out, only to discover, change is what predominantly happens on the inside of you.
In how you feel on a day to day basis, in what you think about on a day to day basis, and how you approach life, as a result.
And changes, which take place on the outside of you, are a bonus.
Therefore, why change and therapy both take a long time to ‘work for you’.
And it’s that which qualifies me to be able to raise the profile of working with a Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist, even though I’m not one.
Since, what I can tell you is, what I have achieved as part of the therapy process with a Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist, is that I am so so much happier than I was before choosing to work with one.
And it’s that, which has honestly made life worth living for me.
As without it I never would have started this blog, or made any other significant changes/choices in my life, which allowed me to increase my sense of happiness and satisfaction.
My personal experience of working with a Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist?
I have been working with a Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist for three years now, and I am proud to say I have no expectation of stopping them any time soon.
Since it has hands down been the best experience of my entire life, and I wouldn’t change my depression for the world because of it.
Because similarly to being a student in school (except way more fun once you get the hang of it), for three years now, I have been a student of life (my life).
Even though I didn’t necessarily realise it for the first two years of my therapy sessions.
And it’s only been my third year (thank you Coronavirus), that I have been able to experience even more benefits from the therapy process.
And what once felt like I was spinning my wheels.
Going round and round in circles over and over the same struggles, again and again, not seeing any real results.
I now feel (as I said earlier) I have the hang of it. And I want you and everyone else in the world to get the hang of it too.
So you too can change your outlook on life in ways you never thought possible.
In order to experience, an increased level of excitement and happiness in your own life.
It may take you some time as it has me.
But you will find your way eventually.
If you keep persevering, keep pushing through, keep trusting in the process, and following the advice and guidance set out by your therapist.
And on this blog.
What I blog about
I like to think of the approach of a Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapists as a holistic one.
One, which recognizes that no one thing can support you in creating change in your life.
As they recognize there are always multiple factors at play, which aren’t obvious to a person living and going about their life.
As result, for change to occur in one area of our lives, often change in another area of our lives will also require changing for us to be able to see real transformation.
And it’s that approach I also take to sharing how to effectively work with a Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist.
Therefore, I blog about the following topics:
What led me to blogging?
After years and years of unhappiness and dissatisfaction, believing there was something wrong with me and not knowing what I wanted to do with my life, aimlessly circling around and trying many different careers from…
Charity fundraising to market research to human resources.
To try and figure it out.
What I found was the common denominator in all of these jobs was my love for…
- Learning and using new technology
- Doing something meaningful with my life, which was going to make a difference to the lives of others; and
And it’s all of these experiences, which led me to blogging full-time.
What am I doing when I’m not blogging?
When I’m not blogging you’ll find me happily in my home (London, UK) drinking a mug of tea, writing morning pages, meditating, reading personal development books, watching motivational videos and experimenting with the Good Food App cooking recipes.
I’m also not impartial to a bit of Reality TV either, from Sam & Billie: The Mummy Diaries to Ferne McCann: First Time Mum.
What I love most about blogging is staying in touch with my fellow readers.
And, if any of my posts have also resonated with you and/or your therapy sessions in any way, I’d love to hear how.
So, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment on a blog post.
Alternatively, if you would like to ask me a question, free to message me at [email protected]