… cathartic, emotionally intense, occasionally frustrating and a beginning…
I have found the last several months to be a time when I have observed more, started to recognise patterns of behaviour in myself and others, and become more aware of my reactive emotional self.
Counselling has enabled me to begin to address myself on a deeper level, at a time when I couldn’t seem top find a way “in.”
As I have begun to find or re-discover this inner self, I realise I would like to be present in all areas of my life —though I think I have to go a a way on this one.
I am now aware that compartmentalising life, which I have done for as long as can remember, is pretty self-destructive.
I experienced our sessions as being a safe place to be, no matter how I was feeling. I am aware that I can be “difficult” as you once pointed out, and I think that you worked with this (and me) in a consistent, non-judgmental and sensitive way.
You did challenge me at times, and I recognise the value of this in terms of dissolving patterns and ways of thinking that are no longer useful to me.
To sum up, counselling from my perspective, is cathartic, emotionally intense, occasionally frustrating and a beginning. I thank you for sharing your time, patience, skilled self, and insight.