I cannot help anyone. That’s just the fact of the matter. The best and most I can do is to establish a set of conditions whereby a man is enabled to help himself.
Sometimes (quite often!) a client will say something that causes me to laugh out loud. I am not normally a LOL kind of guy. So when hilarity erupts, I’m surprising both of us.
Counselling does not pad or protect the ego. It’s the opposite of that.
Men come here and I tell them what I know. Some of our conversations are pretty brief.
While conceding that he is a lousy husband, the man says he is nevertheless a wonderful father. I ask him if he is honest. He says, “Sometimes.”
There’s a bit of a silence between us. Integrity is not sometimes.