I’m not sure how long I was in counselling, before I decided to come out of counselling. I had literally got to the stage where something just wasn’t working for me.
The tools I needed to help me deal with my issues weren’t happening, so talking didn’t help. To some extent talking made me more frustrated. After years of counselling, I came to realise it was up to me, only I could help myself.
I think it’s true that no matter how good or how helpful we are, we cannot put something right for someone else; they have to do that for themselves. We cannot fix someone else; we cannot save nor change another person. We also cannot make someone else see what we see. They have to be able to see these things for themselves.
I believe though, that we can inspire others with our thoughts and even our own choices in the hope that what we say and what we see, has an impact on the way they see their own lives.