A large part of counseling is more about unlocking, rather than “fixing”, to get our patients to the other side.
It’s more about exploring possibilities rather than ruminating on limiting beliefs.
It’s more about hope rather than despair.
It’s more about creating new stories rather than repeating history.
So start with curiosity. Start the conversation with “I wonder”, or “I am curious” can be helpful to get into this space.
Have you tried that?