Many times when I meet with someone for the first time, they explain what brings them to counseling and then ask how counseling can help. I think that is a fantastic question!
If you have not done so already, please read my blog post on Mountains for some background info on my view of the counseling relationship.
Similar to the Sherpa keeping his client safe, I view the counseling relationship as a safe
space for the client to share what is urgent, pressing, important, etc. to a trained and objective person. Sometimes, simply being able to express a deep desire, hurt, or pain to someone that is trusted is enough to find relief. Sometimes – like a Sherpa pointing out
what path to or not to take – it takes someone with specific training to point out something important that we might not have considered, to shift the direction of the session to get at the heart of the matter, or to provide a perspective we have not considered.
Is counseling right for everyone? Of course not! But for those who are struggling, are willing to accept the help, and are willing to honestly work hard on themselves, counseling and be a wonderfully freeing and healing process.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with me, or for more information on counseling, please do not hesitate to contact me here.