Thank God For Counselling!

I was unhappy with myself before counselling, but thanks to it, I am happy with myself now,  with my decisions, confidence, and judgements. 

The counselling process is not for the fainthearted.  It is very hard, very painful at times, but having worked through all my issues, I feel a sense of freedom these days that I could only dream about back then.   it's hard to describe, I can only say it feels wonderful to have dumped my burdens in that counselling room long ago. 

Life now seems full of promise;  I feel joyful, fearless and excited about life.   It was definitely worth all those tears to get it out of my system, and I would recommend to anyone that if they are carrying a lot of negativity and burdens from the past, to consider investing in themselves and getting rid of the rubbish in a safe environment.  I didn't even pay for mine, as I saw a final year student counsellor who needed a client desperately in order for her to continue on the course.   I was so lucky to have that opportunity because I was very poor at the time and paying would have been out of the question.

I really have a lot to be thankful for.
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3 Responses Dec 15, 2010

After my first divorce I found the need. I was carrying a lot of childhood issues as well, it was worth walking into the pit to clean it out.

councilling is helping and has taught me a great deal about myself and when i can lay the past to rest will be able to go forward in a much better light.

Oh I so agree! Counseling changed my life. I agree, one must be very brave and ready to feel things that hurt so very deeply. But I prefer the short lived (compared to a life time) intense pain I embraced and worked through rather than a lifetime of low grade soul numbing pain. I think I cried so much my first few sessions that I was unintelligible, then for quite a while I felt I was making things up and then I slowly began to realize what boundaries were and that I actually had some. :) I have seen two different therapists. The first time I went it was to deal with my childhood stuff and the second was a marriage counselor who also helped me work through what it means to be real and true to yourself. I would highly recommend it for anyone who is ready to face their demons and pursue freedom.