Some clients are complicated and challenging, for one reason or another. Some have a long history of difficulties in life — and may take a while to address; some are complex and difficult with which to work.
Regardless of how or why a client presents the way that they do, the result of what is happening in the therapeutic process and relationship can be the same. You may make slow progress.
I like to share a metaphor with my supervisees that has given me great perspective as a clinician when things are slow-going. It is that of an ice sculpture. Continue reading “Working as an Ice Sculptor in Therapy”