The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99502 Message #1984716
Posted By: autolycus
03-Mar-07 - 05:32 AM
Thread Name: BS: psychotherapy/counselling
Subject: RE: BS: psychotherapy/counselling
I'm still interested in the views of those who haven't done any,even those who wouldn't touch it with a barge-pole.I'm wondering what they imagine it's about.
Some of the posts have been very open and honest,and fair,and wise. To all posters so far,and I do mean 'all',may I thank you. Oh,why not,and to future posters,too.
To a degree,agreed about looking into the subject to seek something appropriate,tho' people's unconscious sometimes does the job.
i don't think it's the case that the therapy that does the work. If the client doesn't,then nothing will work. Lots do approach therapists/counsellors in the same spirit as when going to the doctor,i.e.'I'll tell you my problem;you fix it.' Bit of a mistake,tho' quite understandable.
It is an act of great bravery to go to a practitioner,one reason so many avoid it. In our technology/science/objectivity/observing culture,the self is a bit the last frontier. If not subject non grata. THE self - yes,fine;MYSELF? - I dawn't fink saw.
The stuff about money is an interesting one. Personally,I'm amazed at how much people are prepared to spend on houses,clothes,technology,holidays,cars,hair etc.etc. And of course lots of people clearly have a lot of unexamined worries,problems,history and attitudes about money. Interesting what people value.