Existential therapy asks you and your patient to wonder about what it means to be alive at this exact moment in history: what it means to be your gender and your race, what it means to have grown up in this culture, and what it means to have the language available that...
I think the first thing that a clear contract offers is an opportunity for both client and counsellor to state what they are offering and what they want from the relationship. That gives us both the chance to consider how that sits with our expectations.
I left college that day feeling daunted yet positive and what is this feeling? Like I’m going to be a professional? This is really happening isn’t it? Should I now introduce myself as a trainee counsellor if people ask me what I do?
The counselling course I have completed has an over 90% pass rate, yet here I am convinced that I just wrote my name two hundred times on my exam paper. I am currently waiting for both my exam result and diploma course to start, with new stationary at the ready.