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Re: frustrated with therapy sid

Posted by katekite on May 29, 2002, at 8:21:24

In reply to Re: frustrated with therapy katekite, posted by sid on May 28, 2002, at 22:51:57

Thanks Sid,

That's a very good point you made about not having him be my friend. When I started I was so sick so often that I wasn't up to much in the way of real therapy, he was very supportive and just friend-like, and I do think of him as a friend. He uses anecdotes etc when needed to illustrate things and so I know all about his family and friends etc... he feels like a paid friend more than anything at the moment.

My medical stuff is better currently, plus starting on ADD meds helps, and so I'm ready to move into challenging stuff and I've said so.

I guess it comes down to that I can't really have it both ways: I either need to use him as a supportive friend or as a challenging therapist. It's not fair to expect him to go back and forth changing roles, especially in an hour.

I want the new challenging stuff but also miss the friendly chatty supportive thing. Can't have both.

You are right I need to talk to him about it.

Oh I really don't want to. Which probably means I need to do it even more, given that I'm an avoider.

Thanks for your input.





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