I've had a busy week with new clients starting and I would say that my practice is now almost full. This is an amazing feeling and I'm so pleased with the way things are going with the business. But not only that. Last night I had a great feeling after a full day's clinic (and my clients may of course disagree!) but for a moment I knew that I was a good therapist.
I knew absolutely at that moment that this is the right work for me for the next phase of my life - however long that might be. I know I use the word "privileged" a lot - but I really do think it encapsulates the way that I feel about this work. That to be alongside someone during their therapeutic process is so humbling and inspiring that I feel lucky to be in the role that I am.
I'm wondering how you all feel about the work that you do? Do you enjoy the way that you spend your days? This reminds me of the Annie Dillard quote: "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives"
Does that quote have meaning for you in your life? Ten, even five years ago this quote would have frightened me. Because I was acutely unhappy with my job and some other areas of my life. But work - perhaps how we give ourselves meaning in the world - is a great place to start in therapy. Let me know if you'd like to work on this at www.harleycounselling.com/contact.
Here are this week's reads - wishing you all a great bank holiday weekend.
1) Divorce has shaped me – and I’ve never even been married - The Pool
2) David Goodall: Scientist, 104, begins trip to end his life - BBC
3) ‘HOW WE SPEND OUR DAYS, IS OF COURSE, HOW WE SPEND OUR LIVES.’ - Quotation Celebration
Laura is an online talking therapist and writer specialising in working with millennials and the LGBTQI+ community.