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Re: The Introduction (In Session)

Posted by Dinah on May 18, 2005, at 19:41:53

In reply to Re: The Introduction (In Session), posted by gardenergirl on May 17, 2005, at 22:01:58

> > It did remind of when my T and I were discussing increasing to twice a week, and how that had a big potential for more intense feelings on my part. I felt like all the cautions he was presenting were an atte,pt to warn me off of increasing. He admitted that he might be coming across that way because T's can be frightened about deepening with a client just like a client can, but it's up to the T to manage that fear in order to do the work. (I sure hope he wasn't really being scared off...maybe just leery?)

I had never considered that. It certainly true that it is a completely different experience and a bigger emotional investment on our parts. It had never occurred to me that it also was on his. He always seemed open to letting me set the frequency of our sessions. Although he has admitted that five times a week is a bit intense for him sometimes. But other times we've done fine at that pace.

I'm currently craving the greater intensity of more frequent therapy. At twice a week, we don't do the weekly catching up or chit chat we did at once a week. We tend to just continue the topic from the prior session as if we hadn't broke off. But the intensity still has to build each session.

Hmmm... My therapist is very much one who believes that I am in charge of my own therapy. I can't see him in any way influencing me as to how often I want to come in, or even discussing it to any significant degree.




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