Posted by gazo on March 26, 2007, at 15:29:42
In reply to Re: Dinah, posted by Honore on March 26, 2007, at 14:25:38
This is true. They are people too. I said today to my new T that the process can be handled badly, sometimes even by good T's... and we are people too. You're right, we are vulnerable. They hold the power in a lot of ways.
Penny's scenario is a unfortunate one and obviously has caused her a lot of pain.. but it wasn't her case that I was getting at entirely. She made a good point though, that as a client how are we supposed to know indigestion from a technique? If there was transparency in the process maybe it would be more obvious? Dunno, just wondering allowed.
One thing we also forget, along with them being human too, is that generally this is a business transaction as well. Either we, our insurance, or some other agency pays for the service. We have the right to decide to work with someone or not. The therapy process should be challenging certainly but if you feel pushed too hard, too fast or you feel worse, then you have the right to consider someone else. I often forget that it isn't a friendship or something like that.. I am paying this guy to help me.
This is a great discussion!