What does perception competence consist of? It does not consist of information processing or data gathering, but it consists of an interaction of many different senses: The things that belong to perception competence are emotional concern as well as body awareness, a sense for nuance and colour, listening to what reverberates and precedes the sound, mindfulness for the quality of pauses, gaps and blank spaces. It is a child of presence and relatedness and fundamentally, it is the way in which one is wholly with something or someone. This ability to put oneself into the here and now, to linger in one’s own receptiveness, to let oneself be open to the environment without wanting something – this is what consultants need, regardless as to which consultancy field they are acting in. Otherwise, that information of the client’s system, which is indispensable for understanding the situation, is missing.