If my own centre is anything to go by, the mix of backgrounds is more diverse than that experienced by Joanna Gibbon, and while the two and a half years' training may be free to the individual counsellor, it certainly is not to the local centre. Each counsellor now costs about pounds 3,500 to train, and local centres desperately need both counsellors and money to meet the massive demand for marital counselling. Of course we have to ask clients to support our work by contributions.
I do not question Ms Gibbon's experience. But thousands of other counsellors have had a very different experience in this demanding, fascinating and immensely satisfying job.
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