What’s it all about?
As a student, I was lucky enough to learn quickly the importance of dealing with and looking at your own shit. When you start studying to be a counsellor you start to notice all the things you don’t know about counselling, the modalities, techniques, theories, naturally. However, what you also come to realise is how much you didn’t know about yourself. What makes you uncomfortable, what anxieties you may have, what bias you hold, what may have been left not dealt with.
Getting yourself a therapist or joining a group gives you an excellent opportunity to start looking inward and finding yourself and how you can start to thrive as a counsellor. I had a counsellor when I started my counselling journey, in fact, I had a few. Over the years they created and pathed the way for me to take on and learn more and more about the connection with myself. What I wish I had was a group of people in a similar space to me. I had my own personal world going on around me, whilst taking the leap of faith into practice, training people and trying to make an impact.
Whether you are pre-placement, just graduated, first subject in your degree or perhaps you have done some counselling in the past, this group is aimed at holding a space for you to grow and learn as a person and as a professional, in the crazy space, we call counselling.
Who is invited?
The group is for counselling students that have an interpersonal goal, issue or challenge that they want to explore in a supportive environment, whether that be as a therapist or what may block them to become a better therapist. The group space has a power that provides an incredible opportunity for connection, self-growth and resilience.