Psychotherapy

Therapy promises, amongst other benefits, that it will aid “self-development”. Think for one moment. Being “in therapy” requires no effort on the part of the client/patient. There is no self-discipline. No exercises. Nothing is being learned. No knowledge. No skills. There are no challenging experiences. There is no interaction with the external world. All the […]

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Your psychotherapist will NEVER respond to you. (The exception is if they break their own rules of engagement and step outside of the therapeutic roles. In this case though they will be abusing you). They will never respond to you because the aim is to break you down. Whatever you say about yourself you haven’t […]

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Therapy aphorisms The “therapeutic relationship” Therapy makes a great deal about the “therapeutic relationship”. What is the quality of this relationship, in fact? A œrelationship where one party never divulges anything about himself but encourages another to tell everything and not spare any intimate detail is the opposite of a loving, warm, human relationship of […]

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An analogy. Living your life is like piloting a ship. You have to learn to avoid the rocks. If you do get holed you have to learn how to patch the hole and carry on. You have to learn how to manage a mutinous crew who may well lead you astray through excesses (your “id” […]

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This from an ad. by a counsellor: I offer the therapeutic conditions of understanding, acceptance, genuineness and warmth – a safe place for you to explore your inner feelings and help you find the changes you seek. Just to clarify: money can’t buy you love. Nor can it buy you “understanding, acceptance, genuineness and warmth”. […]

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