Posted by Daisym on January 31, 2008, at 23:38:25
In reply to I Called, posted by Rigby on January 31, 2008, at 11:06:43
I hope you hear back from her soon. It sounds like you have a very thoughtful friend. I just wanted to say that there have been a couple of occasions where my therapist has called and asked me to come in - particularly when I've canceled my appointment due to upset feelings or a misunderstanding with him.
I think who the client is and what the major issue is must be considered. For me, because I struggle so much with my attachment to my therapist and I worry a huge amount about being a pain in the a&& - he is very careful to never send the message that he doesn't care -- in fact he is very overt in his caring because of that. He always says, "I understand why you might not want to come and it is your choice, of course but I'd really like it if we could sit down and talk about this, etc." So he leaves it to me, but he reaches out.
I know a lot of therapists wouldn't do this. But I would have left therapy a long time ago if he didn't - mostly out of fear.
Just my 2 cents, for what is worth.