Empowering the Individual
Transcend is about helping individuals to feel empowered within their personal and work lives and to share positive energy to encourage others to feel likewise. It promotes EQ - Emotional Intelligence and the concept of eliminating the need for aggressive use of 'ego' for personal gain in favour of mutual appreciation, respect of diversity and empathy with the challenges we each face through life which impact other areas of our lives and other people. Transcend respects the individual gifts we each possess and acknowledges our weaknesses endorsing peaceable, empathic restoration when conflict does occur. This enables a win/win outcome for as many people as possible and promotes the goal of positive relationships both at home and within our work networks. It is not an idealistic utopia, it is a possible reality. We as arguably the most sophisticated life form on the earth have the ability to make this happen. It starts with you and me.
Throughout life we all face challenges, ups and downs which affect our ability to live life to the full. Sometimes we struggle on, not wishing to admit weakness or that we cannot cope, yet accepting that we need help when life becomes too much is not weakness, it is the first stepping stone in your journey to achieving emotional well-being; this is EQ - Emotional Intelligence for self. Often we receive support from family, friends, colleagues but when things become too much, we may need the support of someone impartial - a professional therapist who can listen to our problems in a non-judgemental, empathic and thoughtful way and help us to find the answers to the questions we need. When life seems to turn its back on us, don't turn your back on life; get up, stand up, be the uniquely gifted person you were born to be and share your gifts. The road to positive change starts with us.
Personal Pressure Points
- Relationship Issues
- Self-esteem Deficit
- Self-Harm Tendencies
- Abuse - Emotional or Physical
- Gender Concerns
- Gender Re-alignment and Transition
- Bereavement and Loss
- Anger Management
- Motivational and Confidence Loss
The positive of a therapist is that we are assured of confidentiality and anonymity within professional constraints. Once we decide we no longer require therapy - we can say goodbye and get on with our lives, firmly leaving that part of our journey in the past and looking forward to a more content present and future. In this way, we will be individually empowered to face life's challenges ourselves, using the coping mechanisms we have discovered. Happy people make happy family members, friends and colleagues which in turn leads to a happier society and world for us all to live and grow in, therefore individual empowerment and a robust self-esteem is everybody's concern.
Are you ready to explore ways of being a better person each day than the one you were yesterday? Are you willing to accept that others too may want to achieve similar? Are you able to use EQ - Emotional Intelligence to understand that sometimes they may fail, just as we all do being perfectly imperfect individuals? Is it time to heal?
Book a Therapist
So, having decided that you would like to arrange for some confidential personal therapy, what next?
Please complete the contact form to book an initial face-to-face consultation. If you would like details of the therapy approaches offered, fee schedule and what to expect from Transcend Therapy do ask or click the Services tab on the website.
The Transcend model of therapy offers multi-model tailored therapy programmes to suit each individual. Why? Because no one individual is the same and we are all unique!
Therapy Approaches: Person-centred, Rogerian, Psychodynamic, EFT Tapping, Psychoanalysis, REBT, CBT, CAT, NLP, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Chrysalis TIME and Transcend models. Confused? Don't be.
At the initial consultation I will ascertain in collaboration with you the best therapy approach. We can adapt to suit as we go along.
Remember, the Transcend approach is about empowering the individual. Empowering You.
Let the journey to positive personal development begin!
Bespoke coaching and mentoring programmes are available for companies and charities experiencing a range of challenges, all of which can be resolved, turning negatives into positives via collaboration, mutual respect resulting in an outcome of peaceable conflict resolution.
Organisational Pressure Points
- Change management
- Toxic environments & Behaviours
- Staff discontent
- Retention & Turnover difficulties
- Success management
- Coping with physical/mental ill-health
- Loss acceptance
- Productivity decline
- Employee morale & trust issues
- Self-esteem sabotage
- Team Building vs Team Wrecking
Needing some help with relationship management and work and in your personal life?
The Employee Perspective
If we haven't experienced problems at work at one time or another during our careers, the chances are we know someone who has! The reality is that most of us have to work to live, spending a huge proportion of our lives 'at work'. When we do something a lot, we need to enjoy it! Work involves liaising and interacting positively with other people who are also working. Sound simple enough? Well it should be but all too often we hear employees sharing with their friends, family or even other colleagues stories of bullying, unpleasant interactions, toxic behaviours which in turn lead to toxic environments. As a result, the place of work can become an emotional minefield of dodging egos and personalities and trying to appease those who have the power to make our working lives hell - all this just to earn a living!
The Employer Perspective
Employers recruit, train and pay staff to do a job. That's the long and short of it but a huge % of management time and money is spent trying to train, support and manage people, different people with different expectations and ways of looking at things and different life journeys; sometimes people management works quite smoothly, or appears to, as long as everyone tows the line and fits into The Box designed by the organisaton; other times it doesn't. However well run a company, when human beings form the component of that corporate machine, conflicts are inevitable.
More often than not, when conflict arises, the employer finds themselves constrained in a complex human emotional space whilst trying to balance individual employee grievances which may have been festering for some time along with a duty of care to keep the organisation sound, working effectively and meeting its corporate objectives. So how do we balance the employer's needs with that of the employee? Does it always have to come down to grievances, disciplinary action, legal ping-pong? NO IT DOESN'T.
Life is about living and trying to achieve the best quality of life we can with the resources we have at our disposal for the short time we're here. To reach this level of contentment, harmony and balance, most of us need to work, so it's pretty shabby that for many of us, our working lives become one majorly stressful experience, not because of the work we do, but because of some of the people we work with or for! The good news is, it really doesn't need to be like that. Mediation and conflict resolution can help. Let's lift the lid off this and change the culture of work to bring about positive work environments, ultimately leading to greater productivity. It starts with us.
Organisations just like individuals can be healed.
Let the journey to organisational healing begin!
Youth & Community Groups
Tailored coaching and mentoring programmes are available for schools, educational establishments and community groups experiencing a range of difficulties and challenges, all of which can be resolved positively via collaboration between the key stakeholders - young people, parents, guardians, teachers and staff.
Much of the personality we own in adulthood is based on experience and learnt behaviours, positive or negative, in childhood and our formative years. Transcend can provide a range of programmes, both one-to-one and group to help young people to develop negative behaviours into positive behaviours, engendering a sense of personal ownership, pride and respectful individual empowerment.
Playground Pressure Points
- Social Skills
- Conflict Management
- Self Esteem Deficit
- Deficits in Love & Nurture
- Fear of Failure
- Confidence Limitations
Have you ever wanted to change direction but couldn't? How might it feel for a young person who has got off to the wrong start in life if there seemed no way of changing the journey and going in a different direction? A better route. The answer is hopeless. Have you ever felt hopeless? Many of us have. It's defeating. Scary. Limiting. Such a young person might be involved in negative behaviours - all symptomatic of inner turmoil and conflict.
It doesn't have to be this way.
The Parents, Guardians and School
Like employers within organisations, those playing a stewardship role with young people who face challenges are trying their best in a difficult situation, sometimes with limited resources and understanding. Many of these young people will end up employees in such organisations, bringing with them all the learnt behaviours and emotional baggage that goes with it, so working with young people early on is beneficial to everyone in society, not least the young people.
The Gift is a bespoke six-session personal development programme for young people. Using the medium of inspiring presentations and reflective, fun, interactive team-building exercises, it promotes EQ - Emotional Intelligence:
- respect for others
The Gift helps young people define who they are and promotes the idea of a Grace Culture whereby we empathise with the weaknesses, failings and flaws we each have as individuals and positively support these same traits in others to enable individual empowerment and emotional wellness.
Let the journey begin to transforming young lives into lives that feel worthy!
You have the power to say "This is not how my story will end."