What exactly is counselling?

  Many people ask me and others probably wonder: what exactly is counselling?   Counselling is not about healing others. I don’t heal anyone. I walk alongside the men* I work with as they heal themselves.   When I work with a man, I start by being in his corner so that he can learn […]

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Visual counselling: Visual notes and diagrams on the spot

I am offering a couple of examples based on actual sketches I have used in session. All of the content has been changed, of course, to honour my clients’ confidentiality. Click here to see examples of illustrations used in counselling sessions. My client came in saying she was really feeling “the blues.” After hearing her […]

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Some Thoughts on Kindness

I have been thinking a lot about kindness. The Dalai Lama said, “My true religion is Kindness.” What does this mean for me? How do I put this into practice? And what place does kindness have in counselling? How is kindness different from niceness in counselling? To the last question, I see a profound difference […]

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