"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Counselling supervision and the canal

Today, I made it to my supervisor for my first session. As I am now doing a placement - i.e. practising counselling on unsuspecting members of the public, I am now obliged to be supervised. This involves meeting with a supervisor, usually monthly, to discuss my practice. The clients, of course, are never identified.
So, this time, I managed to find my way to the address and there it was, about two feet away from the edge of the canal.
"This will be fun on a dark winter's evening," I thought as I picked my way past the ducks and swans.
The view from the supervisor's room was lovely.
"Of course it's a bit dark in the winter," she said, but there is a security light. But anyway the canal is only waist deep."

Oh, so that's all-right then...!

5 comments:

  1. I'm sure you'll make a SPLASH with your supervisor, Jenny ! ! ! ;-) I was going to use the phrase 'old duck' but thought better of it considering I value my kneecaps - not that I'm calling you short of course.......merely gravitationally challenged !

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  2. Yup...just fine and dandy on a winters evening! :o/

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  3. I'll let you know if I ever fall in, Gem!
    I think you mean vertically challenged, Craig - we'll discuss it more fully at the course on Saturday. You have been warned!!!

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  4. I can confirm, from experience, that canal water is only waist deep. It's the neck deep sediment below you have to worry about!

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  5. That makes me feel so much better, SP!

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