Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I'm in Therapy!

I'm in therapy! Somethings have been happening in my life recently that I've been finding difficult to deal with, and there are some changes I need to make in my life, so I've started to attend a therapist. I had my second session this evening. She is a lovely lady, a bit like Barbara Woodhouse (remember SIT!) she wears a lot of beige and brown, I'm taking advice from a woman with no style.

I was a therapy virgin, the thought of it really scared me so last week when I got there I had no idea what to expect. I talk, she listens, she gives no advice and I just talk until I find the solution for myself. Now I think therapy would work for someone who isn't great at talking about things, or facing up to things, but for me it seems kind pointless!

I have verbal diarrhea I just talk and talk, and talk! I also make jokes, trying to make her laugh! Then I think, oh God I'm trying to make her laugh, she's gonna think I'm mad! So I talk and talk and she listens and listens, repeating things I say sometimes that she wants me to notice, the revelations.... "So you say that made you feel rejected?", Oh my God what a revelation, when my mum left me to work I felt like rejected! No!

I have another four sessions, a friend told me it only works if you want it to work, if you believe! I don't know if I believe in it, Clap your hands children if you believe in fairies! So fingers crossed, I'll keep you updated, wish me luck!

5 comments:

  1. Um, no. No no. There are good therapists and bad therapists, and one woman's revalatory experience is somone elses aasted cash.

    Find someone who suits yu and who you feel confident in. It's a hard task I think, but it should feel worthwhile,I think. Ive been there with the pointless talking.

    I think what therapy should ideally do is give you tactics and strategies to get you where you want to go - she shouldn't be telling you what to do, but she shoud be equipping you ith ways to do it.

    Barbara Wodehouse is not the one for you!!

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  2. She won't do tactics Jo....I asked, I said I'd like some coping devices, just for when I'm feeling stressed! I have commited to the next four weeks...and I'm gonna stick to it. But then I think I'll look for something (someone) different!

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  3. Always wanted to do therapy. Probably the Woody Allen obsessive in me.

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