I am now at a cross over point in my life. I’m approaching 50 and my children have almost finished school with three years to go. I have 4 sons ranging from 15 to 25 and I have spent a very long time being a single parent. With the end (of full time parenting at least) in sight, it is time for me to think about what I want, not something I am used to.
I am from September 2017 embarking on a qualification entitled “Certificate of Counselling”. Equivalent to an A level this is a second step on a journey that could lead me to becoming a fully qualified person-centred therapist.
This is also just another step in my own journey to becoming the person I wish I’d always been, to fulfil my potential. I am only beginning to accept the positive changes that I have made in the last few years. After several years of using counsellors in training I have put my money towards me and have been seeing a private therapist for two years now who has helped me on my way.
I write about my course, my own journey in self-awareness and of course about my sons. My childhood features less than it used to but it still crops up now and then.