From a young man now who was then a secondary school boy.
I am not sure if he could recall what we have said or done 10 years back, but I am very sure he remembers how we made him feel.
Every single life we touched, we used our most genuine human presence and we served with our hearts. All evidence based therapies and theories aside, being authentic in our humanity and connect with them could simply serve as the vehicle for healing. Of course, we need to have a foundation in what we do, a professional experience and proper clinical supervision.
We bring ourselves into therapy room. Afterall, we are all human. We can choose to be real people (not some know-it-all experts) and provide our clients with genuine experience of connecting with another human in a meaningful way.