When we started InnerSight way back in 2011, we were clear about one thing, and only one thing - counselling was a vocation for us. We wanted to create a collective of counsellors, all committed to the core values of professional and ethical service, personal well-being and providing affordable, accessible and affirmative counselling for all.
We have grown slowly and steadily, trusting that growth will come as we stay true to our practice. It took a while to reach our first hundred clients as InnerSight, but since then, there has been no turning back. More than 50% of our work come from referrals of clients who have been with us, and much of the rest comes from our growing EAP affiliations and the over 25,000 people we now support directly through our growing network of experienced counsellors affiliated with us - close to 20 now across 7 cities!
Looking back, it has been a whole lot of work getting here. All good, solid work, focused squarely on the client in front of us, and staying true to our principle of 'Affordable and Affirmative Counselling for All.' Of course, there have been mistakes, and lots of learning from them. We have always kept ourselves in supervision and personal counselling, and that has been really important. We are so aware that we still have a lot of work to do to make counselling truly accessible.
This, our fifth anniversary, we take a moment to reflect on our journey so far, thank our clients, friends and partners, feel the pride and joy, the humility and the conviction in our vocation, and go forth wishing ourselves many more Happy Anniversaries!
Ajanta, Mahesh and other InnerSight counsellors and guest contributors are happy to share their thoughts here.