What’s my life’s purpose?






What keeps me going when things are difficult, when I’m tired and
overwhelmed? Why do I work as hard and as consistently as I do? Yes I
have to remind myself at times….

For me, my work at Side by Side Psychology or in my online group work is
fuelled by a passion to make a difference for the better. It’s the belief that
every child, teen and adult deserves to feel good about who they are and to
have the option to have a great life. With this passion and understanding that
has grown and evolved over the years, I really believe that it is up to me and
people like me, to use the knowledge we have to try and make positive
impact on the world.
Whenever I feel that things are getting overwhelming or I’m wishing for a
simpler life, where I cared less about it all, so I could be less driven, I think
about my own children and what my wish is for them and what I’ve been
prepared to do to have this. I’ve been fortunate to have been able to give
my children skills, safety, attachment, optimism and guidance. And I know
as they grow they always have me and our family to lean on for help, love
and support.
However I know that not every family is as fortunate as this, or is as easily
able to access these kinds of resources. But I also know that for most
families there is a deep desire as parents, to be the best for our children, to
help them as much as possible and to provide them a wonderful life, and/or
skills to make their life great. It is this knowledge that drives me to keep
innovating, keep caring and keep thinking of ways that I can help as many
children, teens and families as I can.

Published by Kate French

Clinical Psychologist; expertise in autism and child and family psychology.

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