Saturday, April 21, 2018
Supporting Men > Peer Support > A way of being in a relationship with somebody, which includes ‘lived experience’

A way of being in a relationship with somebody, which includes ‘lived experience’

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/midweek/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503658&objectid=12026043

“It’s a way of being in a relationship with somebody, which includes ‘lived experience’ because that’s the thing that connects us, but that’s just the part that forms the connection of the therapeutic relationship, and the rest of that relationship sits on some very clear principles that are specific to intentional peer support.”

Carla says it’s the mutuality that sets peer support apart from that of a clinical relationship.
“When people come to peer support here, that’s where we meet them: peer to peer, equal to equal, and it’s through the relationship that we’re going to learn. That paradigm is very different to any clinical service, or even counselling.”