Last week I got to PGDip level in my doctorate in Existential Psychotherapy. I have a minimum two more years of training to get to doctorate level, let alone my doctoral research into the embodied experience of postmenopause, but with well over 350 client hours behind me and three years of training, this is now my leap-of-faith point to start my private practice.
Like many of us, my ‘imposter’ difficulties (working class, queer, woman, chronic pain) mean that I always find stepping up scary – and yes, that’s every time I’ve done it, despite how very often I have done it in decades of arts, leadership, equalities and campaigning work. While it’s definitely time to get out there and share my work more widely, of course I am nervous as well as excited.
And so, here goes – a therapist website with all the useful info, lacking only a pile of rocks. (I do have wildflowers, water, and labyrinth though, wouldn’t want it to look too un-therapisty!)
Congratulations! Wishing you every success in the next stage of your working life.
Brilliant you. I am a Psychotherapist and it is a long but rewarding career
thank you, Jan.
Thank you, Constance. I seem to have done something new or new-but-related every decade – a few months off 59, I’m kind of hoping this one is the one that sees me out, especially as it feels like it brings together all the work I’ve done before. It’s already proving hugely rewarding.