Science, Skill & Art
Counselling and Psychotherapy is science, skill and art. It is culture and language sensitive and relies on trust. To undergo a certain education is necessary but hardly sufficient. In order to bring about clarity, freedom and well-being, counsellor and client have to interact with flexibility, courage and good intentions. Whereas some procedures are pretty much agreed upon (for example how to treat anxiety), many others have to adopt to constantly changing individuals and circumstances. After all, if counselling wants to solve problems of real life, the counselling process has to be rich and flexible as life itself.