WHY THE BLUE PENCIL?
ONCE UPON A TIME, THERE LIVED A STORY: YOU.
You are a living, one-of-a-kind manuscript that is constantly being written.
But, you are not a fairy tale. Composed of a perfectly conceived plot and a predictably happy ending. No one is. Far from it: Perhaps, some pivotal chapters in your life began but remain unfinished; some scenes feel uncomfortably unresolved; some crucial words are glaringly missing.
When you re-read those pages, you may feel stuck trying to make sense of an imperfect, sometimes painful, story. And that may make you feel uncertain about how to write the current chapter in your life. In the publishing industry, a blue pencil was traditionally used to edit written text before it was published. Blue was used because the colour did not show up in certain production methods, leaving the published page clean and coherent. This is what inspires our approach to inner healing. You are the primary author of your story, and as counsellors, we offer ourselves as the editor. When you enter into a professional counselling relationship with us, we use this metaphorical blue pencil approach to help you become more aware of your life’s storyline. Your past is not carved in stone. With the help of The Blue Pencil, you can rewrite it. And once you do, you can then begin to write the current chapter of your life with greater clarity, confidence, and wisdom.