The Wounded Healer

I met Celeste while studying Counselling through Unisa. Those of you who know Unisa will know that it is a distant learning institute, which means we do not have much contact with fellow students and lecturers. As part of our course we had to attend one week of lectures every year. It is quite weird, because I felt like a grade one learner that first year. I knew no-one and felt insecure and out of place. But Celeste greeted me as if she’d known me all my life. She has an amazingly warm and loving energy and I felt at home immediately. We saw each other again in our second year of the Advanced Counselling course and have been in touch since then.

I am happy to bring you her story on Meet me in the field.

I call her The Wounded Healer, because, as you will hear from our chat, she went through quite a lot of hurt in her life, but she made the brave decision not to be defined by her scars, but to wear them as a sign of her power. She further decided to use the knowledge and experience gained from getting those psychological scars to help others and give back. I strongly believe that, if we have walked a bit of our clients’ path, we are probably better able to hold them in their most difficult moments.

You can find Celeste on her website and on Facebook on her page called Even Greater Counselling. I recommend her.