Either way, moving into this profession is a way of life and not "just a job."
But then you know that, right?
We have put together 5 questions for you to ask yourself about whether counselling is for you and we hope it is!
Grab a pen, your journal and think about these questions.
1. Are you feeling energetic and resilient?
2. Are you comfortable with strong feelings?
3. How do you feel about your own life?
If you don't believe that it is possible for you to live a satisfyingly creative gorgeous life, you will hardly convince anyone else that it is possible for them. If you're feeling very negative about your life, then it's important for you to explore that in your own therapy.
4. Do you feel the need to give, give, give?
Looking after yourself is extremely important, whether that be in your own personal counselling or timetabling in self care practices.
You have to look after yourself, in order to support others in counselling. Self care is hugely important and not an area that is talked about much.
5. Do you have patience?
Do you always want quick fixes and speedy conclusions? Think about whether you are ready and willing to go at the client's pace, with patience.
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