I chose another psychotherapist if the one Im seeing is not exploring
any childhood issues? He basically just listens, he doesnt ask any
deep rooted questions. Out of three sessions hes given me one or two
sentences that I felt were worth holding on to!
Some psychotherapists practice like this, as a sort of
Its against the principles of psychoanalysis to explain anything to
a client; the client is expected to figure it out through internal personal
struggle. The problem with such an approach is that if the client doesnt
understand and accept that sort of approach with informed consent right from
the beginning, then not much will get accomplished.
As part of my
psychological training, I have been in psychoanalysis, and I found it very
helpful because I understood the rules right from the beginning. But I have
also learned from experience that there are far more efficient ways to conduct
than the aloof, psychoanalytic-style approach.
So, yes, if you
want something different than you are receiving, feel free to find someone
else. If you really want to have some fun, just tell your therapist
that you dont like his approach and have decided to leave. See how
he reacts. If he remains silent, he probably isnt concerned about making
a living. If he tells you its all your fault, then you have even more
reason to leave. Then again, he might prick up his ears and start to pay
attention to you, and the treatment might even be rescued.
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