My stained glass work becomes a metaphor for my client work in my counselling placement. People come to us when they are finding life difficult, sometimes in a lot of emotional and psychological pain, wanting to change, sometimes so anxious overwhelmed or depressed they don’t know where to start. As the weeks pass, wonderful things can happen as we work together to unfold their story and explore different ways of being, different choices and different ways of thinking. Occasionally clients find it just too painful going through the process, scared that they will ‘open up a can of worms’ that they be unable to handle. However, if a sufficiently a trusting relationship can be developed between counsellor and client, the unfolding transformation is a joy to behold – every bit as amazing as finally seeing a stained glass panel I have worked on for months glowing in the sunlight!
|One of my favourite artists - Marc Chagal's stained glass is breathtakingly |
beautiful - it transforms any space.