I love this sketch, and I’m not sure how I missed it for as long as I did. It’s hilarious.
Still, it sums up pretty well what a lot of people think about counseling. That it’s little more than finding out what people are doing wrong and telling them to cut it out.
Worse yet, some people think this is what counseling should look like.
“Will you just tell my husband/wife to pull it together?”
“What they did was wrong! You’re going to tell them that, right?”
These presume people don’t usually already know when they’re wrong and, if not, that there is immediate value in telling them so.
No time or inclination to get up on a soapbox about this today — the point was to post this funny video for anyone who hasn’t seen it.
Suffice to say, that’s not what counseling looks like — at least not when it’s done well!