The counselling process sees us turn to what is ostensibly a complete stranger, a person entrusted to learn of another's pain, confusion, or uncertainty, and to help contain, make sense of, and collaboratively find ways to grow in spite of these challenges. It is no doubt, a remarkable privilege to be this person. I believe it is exceptionally courageous to take a chance on letting this individual walk with us as we explore our thoughts, our options, our fears. For sometimes, taking this step feels like the scariest, most unsettling thing we could do. This makes sense, because it is also part of our nature to keep ourselves safe .
I have the utmost respect for those that decide against counselling, believing that the choice reliably reflects their perceived degree of need or circumstance. However, for those that conclude that counselling is the right option , at the right time , I commend them.
In turn, I look forward to hearing your stories, and in doing so, honouring your choice by facilitating safety as you tell them.
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