As your counsellor I wont…
Try to fix you
You are not broken!!
Give you advice
From time to time I might make suggestions or recommendations, but ultimately you will be the one who decides if they work for you.
Tell you what to do
I may give you some homework if it’s appropriate but only if you want some!
Assume I know more about your life than you
Mate, I’d be a bit up myself if I thought I knew more about you than you do. Seriously.
Assume what is best for you
Only you know what is best for you. See point above.
Make the hard stuff go away
There will always be hard stuff. That’s a cold hard fact of life. I know it sucks, but counselling is designed to make the hard stuff easier to live with.
As your counsellor I will…
Remind you that you aren't broken.
Some people feel broken and that's ok. But no one is broken, I promise you.
Give you space to access your own wisdom.
Everything you need to know is within you. I can help you find your answers.
Support you in figuring out what to do.
Once you find your answers you might needs some help deciding what to do with all that new knowledge and self-awareness.
Admit that I don't know it all.
I don’t know it all! But I am always curious and willing to learn.
Collaborate with you to make the hard stuff easier to sit with
Sometimes just getting things off your chest makes the hard stuff easier to deal with. I can be your partner in crime (so to speak, I’m not down with actually committing a crime) when it comes to working through and sorting out your stuff.