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Re: Thanks, I am back home now

Posted by Happyflower 1 :-) on August 24, 2007, at 14:21:05

In reply to Thanks, I am back home now, posted by Happyflower 1 :-) on August 24, 2007, at 13:03:48

Uggghhh! No nap for me, the water heater guy is coming, hope it doesn't take long because I need a nap.
Well the session was nice but kept at a good level, without either of us getting into anything really deep. He told me how he enjoyed working with and athought I was a challenging client, I was great to work with, never boring, he had to be on his toes, and I asked good questions and I made a lot of progress, and he felt in spite of what happened at the end, he still feels I have done great, and if he were to pick a therapist for me, he said he would have picked the guy I had choosen. he told me he was really proud of me.
He went on to say that he believes it is a good thing to change therapists to get other insites espeically after working for a couple of years together. I think he is right, because it is sort of refreshing to get other feedback. He told me that my new T does more EMDR than he does, and has had a lot of experience in the really hard cases. I think I have had lot of luck so far with T's.

I asked him if he has worked with clients as long as me. He said yes, he has some clients who he has worked with a long time, but it was more for a mantaince sort of thing too keep them from going to the hospitial as much, it really wasn't to help them improve, because they probably have met their peak in performance with the different conditions they had. But he said I was in the top 10 percent for long term clients. But he keep working with me because I was trying so hard and I was improving. I still have more to work on to be who I have potential to be from his observations, but he believes that can be done. He said he has a differnt type of clients because of his private practice, then when he worked in the mental health centers, or in the prisons. Most of his clients are short term, because that is all they need. I had a lot of stuff, so that is why he worked with me as long. He said he would have continued to work longer than this year too, because there is some more stuff he felt he could help with.

We did talk about crossing each others paths again, and we did talk a bit about the coincedences of our crossings. So he thinks we will probably cross paths again and he will be happy to see me because he feels good helping me and will be proud to see me grow even more as profesionally and personally.

We talked about more stuff than that, but that is all I can think of at the moment. But overall it was a positive experience for both of us and I am glad I did it.
BUt I still feel very drained right now, I need a nap, I hope the waterheater guy is done soon. I guess it is only minor.
But I really wanted to thank you all for your support and everything. I am sure I will still need your good advice and caring as I start on part 2 of my journey. Dang this was so hard, but I feel I got the ending I needed. We didn't hug or cry, I really didn't want that anyways now, but I left things on good terms, something I think I learned from him. I will miss him for sure, and he will never be forgotten. It was a little sad for the both of us, but we will both have to work on that and everything will be okay. Well now after 89 bucks, my water heater is fixed and maybe I can take a long hot bubble bath tonight before bed. But right now I am going to take that much needed nap!
One good thing with my new T is that he wants to see me weekly, not every 2 weeks. I think that will help a lot.




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