I want to be a Celebrity
Written by listed counsellor/psychotherapist: Richard Oliver - UKCP Accredited
26th March, 20070 Comments
Clients sometimes say to me: ‘I want to be like Madonna’ or ‘I want to be like Brad Pitt’. Well, the truth is, I do too sometimes.
I find it entirely natural for us to want to be strong, attractive, admired, decisive, and have a charisma that pulls people towards us. The reality is that we have something unique and special in all of us. I often keep quiet about my strengths. Some of us even deny the strengths that we have. Then, when times are hard, we may feel angry or depressed that no-one has noticed us. I know that I like to be noticed.
The good news is that working with a therapist or counsellor is not only about healing a wound or a difficulty that we have. A good therapist or counsellor will help us connect with the strengths that we already have inside us, with the things that make us unique from everyone else in this world.
So I encourage you to get the best from your therapy or counselling. Help your therapist or counsellor by turning up for each appointment on time. Plan to take a while before attending to relax a little in a local cafe or park. Then you will be as present as you are able to be for the session.
This will make it easier for your therapist or counsellor to help you see yourself as the special and unique person that you are. Then other people will begin to notice too.
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