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Re: The course of therapy Verloren

Posted by wittgensteinz on May 16, 2010, at 17:57:40

In reply to Re: The course of therapy wittgensteinz, posted by Verloren on May 12, 2010, at 21:32:39


I can't help but comment on your babble name - German/Dutch for 'lost'. I live in the Netherlands so it's a familiar word :)

It was hard shifting to once a week. My T brought it up, and that was difficult in itself. He felt I was well enough and seeings my life has become more busy so fitting in 2 appointments is less easy it seemed a good thing to try. I wouldn't have suggested it myself and it was a while before I agreed to try it. It wasn't forced and we agreed that if it wasn't enough or didn't work, I could continue with two sessions per week. The first week we reduced to 1 session I became quite absent minded - ended up missing my station while on the train, and left an expensive gift behind on a bus (hmm... so much for saving money)! I felt quite upside-down for several months. In my case, it's easing though.

As for reducing sessions further, I guess this could be a possibility at some point although I recall my therapist mentioning that he prefers not to reduce frequency below once a week, and that's why I see it as the 'bottom rung' - maybe there is more flexibility there. Personally, I think it would be hard to connect on a lower frequency.

If you are feeling like you would rather see you T more frequently, then it doesn't sound like reducing to once a week would be at all easy at this stage. It is definitely quite different from twice a week - less intensity and less connection - that's something I miss, to some extent. Sometimes the week's appointment comes and goes in a flash and then a whole week before the next.





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