“There is just this moment. We are not trying to improve or to get anywhere else.”
― Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are

For anyone interested in mental health it would be impossible to have missed the explosion of Mindfulness. I use it in my work with clients that I believe will find it helpful and if they are interested in trying it out. There are very simple exercises which you can find free on the net or a book from the library.
Although the focus in Mindfulness is not to try to progress or fix anything there are many recognised benefits. Increased focus and cognitive flexibility. Reduced stress and rumination about the past or the future.

For someone coming to counselling you could hope for less overwhelming emotional reactions to difficult experiences and more insight into your experience of these experiences. That inner feeling of strength that comes from feeling competent, knowing you are able to manage your own life and find meaning in it.

‘Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when We are growing’ William Butler Yeats