Doubting The Process
Too often I doubt the process.
More accurately, I doubt myself.
Do they like me? Do they think that the process is valuable. When they leave the session I find myself wondering, “Did they get their money’s worth?” Have I given them something valuable? Could another counselor be helping them better or connecting with them better?
“The First Thing I Though Of…”
Today, one of my clients (someone I’ve had a hard time reading up to this point) informed me he is probably going to be moving out of state. This is a very positive move—one he’s been wanting and needing.
As his counselor, I find myself very excited for him. I also find myself very disappointed that we won’t be meeting any more or I won’t get a chance to watch him continue to grow.
But what took me back was his comment that “the first thing he thought of when given the chance to move was missing out on counseling.” I’ve thought he simply tolerated counseling. Instead, it has been a very important component in his daily and weekly life.
What a bittersweet surprise.