The work of a provider is confidential, so we may need someone confidential to talk to, with absolute privacy. Our work is often lonely, as we are the keepers of secrets.
Consultation is the exception.
The ethical and legal considerations unique to psychotherapy also apply to consultation. Consultation may include a discussion of your own life issues, helps overcome roadblocks, and clarifies issues.
This includes problems in transference and counter-transference.
Decades of experience –clients and 100s of students–add to your knowledge base.
Most often you already know the solutions –you’ve just needed someone to listen, as you draw from your own experience and training.