Hekata (Hecate) is a Greek goddess, associated with borders and crossroads, including with realms outside the world of living (or beyond our usual comprehension). She is believed to have three heads which are able to see in all three directions at the same time. At crossroads travelers could then consult her about which road to take.
Centuries have passed after the times of Ancient Greece, but the benefits of being able to see in multiple directions is even more important today. Although even Hecate has limitations and is not all-seeing, she still can:
- encourage you on your journeys in this world (and through the darkness of Hades),
- provide you with tools to better choose for yourself and those around you and
- support you to not give up before the your – hero’s (or heroine’s) job is done, because remember, the night is the darkest just before the dawn.
The powers of Hecate in Ancient Greek Mythology are magical, but that is in a metaphoric sense also what I offer to my clients as an integrative relational psychotherapist. For me, life itself in nothing less than magical. It is a real hero’s journey and it is often beyond our comprehension. That makes practicing acceptance and compassion at least welcome if not necessary part of psychotherapy process.
Beside the premises of my work – that your future is still unknown and you and you only possess the (magical) powers to create your own reality – I believe that people are social beings. We only become human in relationships with others and we can maintain our mental and overall health only in nurturing relationships throughout our lives.
Here, I am offering you a safe space where you can learn what a fruitful relationship should look like for you, how it should not look like, how it should feel and then I am offering you support so you can create thriving relationships outside my therapy room and in your daily life.