Gillian Graveson





"When I first came across this poem I felt it captured beautifully the essence of what counselling is and isn't about and decided to include it on my website." Gillian




Why am I here?

I am here to listen .....
.....Not to work miracles.


I am here to help you discover what you are feeling .....
.....Not to make things go away.


I am here to help you identify your options .....
.....Not to decide for you what you should do.


I am here to discuss steps with you .....
.....Not to take the steps for you.


I am here to help you discover your own strength .....
.....Not to rescue you and leave you still vulnerable.


I am here to help you discover that you can help yourself .....
.....Not to take responsibility for you.


I am here to help you choose .....
.....Not to make it unnecessary for you to make difficult choices.


I am here to provide support for your change.



Adapted from an anonymous poem from Texas Council on Family Violence

Reproduced in BACP publication 'The Independent Practitioner'





















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