Posted by seldomseen on March 26, 2008, at 8:05:42
In reply to Re: My session today was great. » seldomseen, posted by rskontos on March 25, 2008, at 13:47:39
There is a lot of merit I think in the therapist witholding personal information such as this.
It really does put a burden of responsiblity for the therapist on the patient. Therapy is supposed to be about us and our problems, not the therapist's problems.
When I first started therapy, if this had happened, it would have been very difficult for me to negotiate.
My T and I have been working together for a long time however. WHile I think I will never, ever fully get past the "me" phase (and I shouldn't have to), I do feel now his very human presence in the room. It's something that we will have to talk about in the future I'm sure.
There is a person sitting across from me in that room. It's a very very odd feeling.