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Re: Are extra sessions self-indulgent? DaisyM

Posted by Karen_kay on January 6, 2004, at 0:07:34

In reply to Are extra sessions self-indulgent?, posted by DaisyM on January 5, 2004, at 22:46:30

You shouldn't feel guilty about an extra session. He offered after all. Heck, I only wish the story went like this:

<<Today, after a week, we ended up in new territory much to both of our surprise.

***I*** said "I think I 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."
My therapist flew out of his chair and declared me all cured! THE END!

An extra session isn't self-indulgent in the least. Everyone needs extra support from time to time. Maybe you feel guilty for spending the extra money (but is that why you would feel guilty?), but if that's what you need to prevent the anxiety from creeping up then do it. You aren't imposing on him. If he didn't have the time in his schedule, then he wouldn't have offered you the appointment.

<I am really struggling

*You said it yourself, you are struggling. Then get the help you need. He is offering to help you. Accept that help, and don't feel a bit guilty about it! Are you being indulgent when you eat if you are hungry? I'd say no. Then why suffer needlessly when there is someone offering you help. He's there to help you. It's his job. Don't suffer until your next appointment if he is offering to help you tomorrow. Now go tomorrow and I hope you have a better session.

I'm thinking about you hun, Karen




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