Hurt people heal people too: My journey to becoming a therapist

Hurt people heal people too: My journey to becoming a therapist

Hurt people hurt people is a saying I often hear and sometimes see pop up on Instagram memes.

That may sometimes be the case but I also believe that hurt people can heal people too. With the right training, those of us who have had setbacks and mental health issues can use the insight and empathy that comes with experience to help people facing their own demons. If we were going into battle, I for one would feel more reassured knowing a battle worn veteran had my back.

I get asked quite a lot about why I decided to become a counsellor and I completely understand the curiosity. Knowing about a therapist’s journey into their work, can help people to build trust with them. I have come to realise that making myself vulnerable, whether in session or by sharing my story in blogs and articles, can embolden people to seek help – and it can help those who need to find me to do so.

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