I thought it might break the ice to share a bit about how I ended up becoming a counsellor. So here goes…
I learned an awful lot about myself in that 10-week introductory training (but unfortunately, not how to counsel myself). When the course ended, I had a massive amount of self-awareness and knowledge about my 'self' that I didn't know what to do with. The natural progression was to continue with counsellor training to tie up loose ends, so to speak. Fortunately, the compulsory element of this training was to partake in a substantial amount of therapeutic counselling. And finally, I got the help I so desperately needed.
Completely without intention, counselling became my passion. I was inspired by the patience, understanding and unconditional positive regard given to me by this very ordinary looking lady. She sat and listened to me 'droning on' week, after week, after week. This lady indirectly changed my life. I say indirectly because it was me who changed my life, but I couldn't have done it alone.
But what has stuck with me, is that moment many years ago, when I said to myself 'Where do you go, when you don't know where to go?' And this memory is what has led me to create a counselling practice that demonstrates my passion for making counselling accessible to all. I have tailored my services to ensure there is 'something for everyone'.