Last year I had a few months of counselling with Merril, which was quite different from any counselling I had had in the past. The difference being that past hurts could be healed through the power of Jesus. Merril helped me go back over some painful memories and bring Jesus into the equation so that I felt comforted that Jesus was with me when I experienced the pain. In doing so I came to a feeling of peace through the power of the Holy Spirit and was able to let go of my pain from the past. I am now able to use the teaching that Merril gave me in other situations.