I care. I care about my clients, and I believe sometimes, that’s a very strange concept to people.
Especially when they’re first starting therapy because they often have this idea that therapists are like medical doctors, in which there is a great distance between the clinician and the patient.
I can’t help people unless I care about them, so that distance is not there.
It’s so very important for me to be in the room with the client, to be connected, to be in the moment, to move with them, to adapt to where they’re at. And in order to have that I have to set up a lot of safety.
I have to help them feel that they are received, that they’re known, and that in fact, there is no judgement.
We are all part of the human condition.
When I am working with someone, there is often a sense of immediacy, and they want to know what can be done.
Whether it’s today, whether it’s in six weeks or longer, we will find the solution.