Today’s society is very confusing. There is a lot of information on trauma, systemic -isms, anti-oppression, neurodivergence, and cultural sensitivity. But then after all, then what?
So, what are we supposed to do to do well, be safe, and also be ourselves? You hold the answer and solution to this, and you already have all the resources you need. Counselling is the process of helping you connect with them.
If I have them, why do I need counselling?
Some of our uniqueness and wisdom have been silenced or stigmatized by the status quo of the society. Some of our resources are in overdrive or shutdown from past experiences. Some of that are untapped due to the worldview that limits how we see ourselves (e.g. internalized -isms). If being great, amazing, talented, and unique was the reason you got targeted, you probably protected those qualities under layers of protective mechanisms.
I know this is all kind of vague.
Yes, but on purpose. Therapy is distinctly different from people making assumptions about you or giving unsolicited advice or cookie-cuttering your solution before listening to you fully. As the cliche goes, all my training and techniques are only as good as how well I listen.