Past experiences influence how we think and behave in the present. If we were hurt by unpleasant events we may carry them with us in the present and into the future. Counselling will encourage you to examine these events which have led you to develop beliefs about yourself which could be causing current emotional problems.
Sometimes these negative 'core' beliefs may have formed in childhood and are found to be out-dated . We can look back over our lives and have a fairly clear idea of where our core beliefs come from, but at times it may not be so clear.
Together we can investigate past experiences, no matter what they may be, in order to see how these early events may still be affecting you in your present life.
When we recognize a core belief, we can then identify whether it is negative and unhealthy.
This is where counselling begins.