‘Luckily I’ve got a friend that I can talk to, I don’t need Counselling!’ I have thought this myself at times and it might be true for certain situations. There are however clearly challenges where you cannot expect your friend to take the place of a therapist or you will jeopardise your friendship.
I can talk to my friend
We all hopefully do have a special someone, either a friend, family member or your partner, that you can talk to no matter about what. These are the true gems in our circles, those who have the gift of active listening mastered without necessarily being a therapist. Some of them might just listen, some might give you support, some might even give you suggestions on what to do. Depending on what it is you need, you will feel very comfortable and feel supported by this person.
So why would I need to see a therapist? [Read more…] about The Difference Between Counselling And Friendship