The Problem with Therapy is that it’s not just a “one size fits all” technique that can be applied with set results every time.

The Problem with Therapy is that it will affect and impact the life, emotions and being of the counsellor too through training and practice often in unexpected ways.

The Problem with Therapy is that it’s not just about “sitting and listening”.

Certainly listening is one of the most important elements within therapy.

But it’s more than that.

Therapeutic training requires us to look inside ourselves.  And what we find inside is not always comfortable.

It involves us re-evaluating who we are, what we are doing, where we are going.

There’s an art to sitting and listening within a therapeutic space that is much, much more than a cup of tea and tissues.

And it all takes time to learn.

There is no short cut, no quick route through all of that.  So certainly the process will shape us into who we become as therapists in any area of therapeutic work.

If you think otherwise, and think that therapeutic training won’t affect you in that way, then, respectfully, I suggest you might need to think again.

And of course it’s challenging.  It’s not always comfortable looking in the mirror.  And it’s not always comfortable facing fears, demons or memories.

But your clients will want that therapeutic space & relationship to do exactly that.

And if you can’t do it for yourself, how will you be able to bear it with them?  They will see through that screen.

Now that might all sound very harsh, challenging, perhaps depressing and discouraging.  It’s not meant to be.

This is the reality.

And that reality is worth every moment in my experience for the fulfilment of working with others at those deep levels in life.

The most important things in life, the most important achievements are never easy.

But they are always absolutely worth it!

Trust, me.  I’m a therapist!