The sakura flower image that you see on this website symbolizes Sue’s philosophy of life and the counselling or therapy process. The Japanese sakura or cherry blossom flower has historically represented the ephemeral or transient quality of life. All that exists, both good and challenging, is fleeting but in each ending there is also a new beginning. Like the sakura flower which blossoms magnificently but then dies quickly, there can be tremendous beauty, richness, and opportunity even in endings for the ending is necessary for the next cycle of beauty and growth to begin.
Life and our process of connecting with ourselves and others are a constant ebb and flow of transition. This ebb and flow, the process of letting go and renewing or starting over, is inherent to living and often what brings people to counselling or therapy. Whether it is a relationship difficulty, trauma, life or work transition, adjusting to a new role like getting married or becoming a parent, or working on your overall personal growth, counselling can help you acknowledge your endings/losses, explore the resulting emotional impact, and help you free up blocked energy to draw on both old and new resources. Ultimately, counselling can help you connect with your authentic self and work towards the life and relationships you desire.