Over the years I have met many counsellors – both qualified and self appointed. My experience is that the ‘anxiety and counselling industry’ is a very mixed bag indeed. I have met people in whom I would put my trust and others who I believe are playing a very dangerous games with other peoples live’s.
This industry is a minefield with many of the counsellors themselves being in a worse emotional state than the punters! Why they take up such a profession is guesswork, but unfortunately they get away with it. I have personally known several people in professional counselling who i wouldn’t let look after my dog (if indeed I had one). These people wear various disguises and I can only summize that some twisted need motivates them to intervene in vulnerable people live’s. But enough said about them!
It has also been my pleasure and joy to have met with several experienced and balanced therapists who have helped me to see myself differently and enter a different relationship with those about me and with God. Such people I salute. Unfortunately we are dealing with a vast and varying industry in which we have to sort the wheat from the chaff. Onward!