‘The cleaning visit really took it out of me. I haven't done much since then. Can we make this a short day? We can do more paper’
She took me into the sitting room where I had left some stacks of paper.
The coffee table was completely clear.
‘I finished them off myself.’ Stella smiled
Every time I passed the room during the session, I kept sneaking looks at it. When I told Stella what I was doing, we both laughed. It is hard to describe how important and startling it was.
‘I've also been opening some financial post by myself’
Many of our clients ‘hide’ from their finances, not opening bank statements and the like for years at a time. Sometimes it starts because they are having financial difficulties, but more often it is because they just don't want to deal with it. Luckily, many use direct debits extensively, so the bills don't go unpaid and life can go on. It is a big moment for them to retake control!
I took one last look at the clear coffee table before I left.