2 February 2012
Counselling helps you to exist
Originally posted on 02/02/12
Counselling can be extremely difficult for clients. It can be painful, exhausting, excruciatingly uncomfortable and frightening. The time has got to be right.
It is something you can dip into over time, and, when you find a counsellor that you can trust enough to expose and share your vulnerability with then you can venture into the deepest recesses. You can explore together the shadows that have shaped how you respond to existence in the here and now.
Counselling/psychotherapy can help you to understand and accept you in your entirety - fears, vulnerabilities and other less desirable aspects notwithstanding.
That said, we are still left with the human condition; that we know we will die, that life does not appear to have an obvious "purpose", that we are entombed within our bodily senses and can never truly know what it is to be somebody else. These things, as scary as they can be on the surface, can be worked with and we can move to a place of acceptance. We can balance out the dark with the light. We can rediscover joy by learning that we are, ultimately, wired to love and be loved.
With thanks to Someone You Know for inspiring this response through her blog: