Being empathetic helps the counsellor to understand and relate to the individuals emotions and life experiences. It is through empathy that a therapeutic relationship can evolve.
It is not a matter of agreeing or disagreeing with people, but rather the ability to see both sides of the story while maintaining a non-judgmental attitude. No matter the disclosure, support in changing any behavior is essential.
Every individual has internal power, however, for some this can become buried within themselves. My goal is to work with you to cultivate this internal power in hopes to unravel the buried inner strength so that it can be redirected to the path you choose to take today.