Counselling – A Therapist’s Perspective
A lot has been written about counselling for and from a client’s perspective. Today, I wanted to explore counselling from a therapist’s perspective.
It is a great journey for one to become a therapist. Most counsellors who choose to become a therapist have more than likely been through a tough or traumatic time in their lives. They have gone through their own journey and have found a way to work through their own difficulties and issues in order to gain insight and understanding about themselves and their difficulties. They have more than likely got through by help and guidance from their friends and family and or other resources like having their own therapy.
It takes a lot of courage and determination to become a therapist. They go through tough training, a lot of to undergo training, and put themselves out there to gain theoretical and practical experiences to understand and what is their mission on their chosen path. They have their own therapy whilst on training, they have supervision, and they continue to work through their own difficulties in order to become very knowledgeable and experienced. Most therapists feel it is a privilege to be in this position.
You might wonder, what might a therapist think when they agree to see a new client. The therapists’ might wonder about what the client may bring in the room, what might have attracted them to contact them in particular.
The therapist tries to empathise with their client in order to understand their client’s inner and outer world. The therapist aims to support and protect their client by staying neutral. They want to help their client to understand him or herself better and help them to find the answers from within. They intend to empower and encourage their clients without imposing their views or expectations.
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