I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Vancouver, and have been working with people in mental and emotional distress for more than 15 years. I have worked both in private practice and public health settings.
Over the years, it has become clear to me that it is how we treat one another, and the environments we find ourselves in, that cause most problems for people. “Our hearts are in the context” Gregory Bateson wrote.
So is it worthwhile to risk waking up to the reality of one’s own life, facing old wounds and present day struggles? What I know is that it can’t be done alone. Developing a sense of safety, security, and trust with a therapist can be the first step towards recovery.