After more than 20 years in the helping profession there’s not much that I haven’t heard.
The stories and experiences that have been shared have brought me into realms of pain, grief, joy, shame, guilt, enlightenment, resilience, awareness, healing, trauma and recovery. The sheer power of the human experience and spirit never ceases to amaze me.
I’ve learned that we often minimize our experiences and think our challenges are either to insignificant for counselling or too big to unpack at all.
Neither is truth.
Even after all these years and in my ongoing practice I cannot tell you specifically why counselling and coaching works. There’s something powerful in sharing your experiences, holding space for another, connecting at a deep level and in learning new approaches to life that make it better.
Some things we will never get over. We will not move past it. We will only learn to walk forward.