But I don’t need counselling.
The words guaranteed to get me interested and wondering what’s going on here then. 😊
This time it was a friend who had been talking about a few things that had been bugging them. I pointed out that this was the kind of stuff people often bring to counselling.
There was a pause, and then the slightly confused response,
‘Yeah but I don’t need counselling.’
It’s something I hear a lot worded in lots of different ways.
I don’t need counselling
It’s not a big issue
It’s not that kind of problem
I mean it’s fine really
It doesn't matter anyway
It's not important in the grand scheme of things
There is an idea out there that counselling is for people who are depressed, struggling, have poor mental health, or any other phrase for people who aren’t ‘fine’.
In reality of course there is no right or wrong reason to come to counselling.
I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t benefit from being able to talk to someone who is there to really listen.
It doesn’t matter, how big, small, important, trivial, life-changing or mundane the subject matter may be.
No counsellor will ever judge you or your issues as not counselling worthy.
All we are interested in is spending time with you, getting to know you, supporting you, and you are definitely worth that.
Anyone will benefit from spending time with someone who is there to care about you and not judge you, whatever has brought you there.
You can be absolutely fine. It doesn’t mean you can’t want things to be even better.
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