Most people are born with the ability to hear, but listening takes practice. Listening to others without judgment is even harder. The key to listening without judgment is to listen empathetically. Empathetic listening means putting yourself in the shoes of the speaker.
People come to see a counselor for a variety of reasons, also still all around the world going to see a counselor is Taboo. But In general, people want to see a counselor because they are looking for someone to 1- listen and 2-not judge.
Is listening and not judging hard? Yes, in our world one of the problems besides lack of water, hunger, global warming, Corona …lack of not “listening” and “judgment” affects the world.
By speaking with counselors, the person is able to explore their feelings and experiences in a safe space, without fear of judgment.
The counselor’s job is to listen and not judge, this relationship is built in an environment with no ‘right or wrong’ and without judgment.
“Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort.” Roy T. Bennett