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Are extra sessions self-indulgent?

Posted by DaisyM on January 5, 2004, at 22:46:30

I keep thinking they are.

I am really struggling with some painful issues right now and life is sooo...complicated....that sessions are long, deep and emotional. Today, after a week, we ended up in new territory much to both of our surprise.

My Therapist said "I think you should come back tomorrow because we just pulled all this "stuff" out and I know I didn't expect it and I can see that you didn't either."

I told him that coming back was what I wanted (actually spending the night was what I wanted!) but it felt weak and indulgent and like an imposition on him. He gave me the speech again about this being "part of my therapy" (learning to lean) and it was not imposing or indulgent.

On the other hand, he probably knows that after today he is likely to get a phone call tomorrow anyway. So we set up the appointment and he said to call and cancel if I felt I didn't need it after all.

*sigh*. Does anyone else feel "guilty" about extra sessions?




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