Therapy and counselling is not just a safe space, it’s a brave space. It requires commitment and effort from both client and the therapist to work together through things and bring changes in the client’s life. Therapy doesn’t always make us feel good. Real work in therapy can feel like a “workout” that suits one’s level.
To do a deeper inner work, one can experience all types of emotions and feelings but in a space which can hold them to make sense of their parts. Its also true, that a therapist may not relate to everyone, or can be a fit for all the clients, which can impact the therapeutic work. Therefore, I encourage the clients to keep that in mind and share their feedback for us to navigate through and explore referrals to other professionals or modalities that fits them better.
It’s an honour to be in therapeutic alliances with people who allow me to enter their lives in such deep ways. In my professional journey so far, I learned that:
what we can accomplish is limited by the stories we’ve told about ourselves, becoming the strong inner dialogue and part of our identities.
No matter how much we have gained, we will ultimately feel not good enough, if we have internalised that narrative about ourselves.
My clients could really help me see that significant growth can often seem like feeling lost, in the beginning. Finding and learning about oneself is not a very smooth or pleasurable process. Its often painful and we can experience some internal and external resistance.
Cognitively and intellectually gaining/ having the knowledge about something doesn’t really mean that the body senses it too. There is often a disconnect between knowing and feeling it. Language is both powerful and limiting.
Individuals can have incredible resilience even in the light of extreme traumas.
“Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
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