Mary Duhig (2005) described the role of supporter in mental health as an experience that encounters common humanity. She notes, ‘Psychotherapy is an ethical enterprise… a work of love, for it must be open to the value of any other person … someone with whom we share a common humanity’. Mary goes on to suggest the goal of our work is to ‘discover what is a good life within the parameters of a person’s life’. She is inviting us to be deeply connected to the human within ourselves and the other with whom we are seeking to be in a human-to-human relationship.
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