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Assessment for therapy session

Postby Manners73 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:36 pm

I went for an assessment today after referring myself.

I didn't quite know what to expect to be honest but it went well.

He's referring me to see a friend of his, she sits next to him in the office. (he told me that for some reason).

It's weird, I told him things that I've never told another living soul before.
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Re: Assessment for therapy session

Postby Wally58 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:34 am

I am glad that you consider the first visit a positive experience. The only way for an assessment to truly work and to be accurate is to know more about you, who you are, your past, your dreams and what you are looking for.
There must be a trust bond. The persons that helped me the most were those who lived under similar circumstances as myself. I didn't feel so unique after that.
There were things that I had kept inside for decades and didn't realize that it was keeping me sick and drunk and ashamed. The time was right for change as I could not continue on the path I was on. It was killing me.
Fast Forward to a happier life. I wish the same for you. Do not fear change. Cherish the moment.
The very best of luck to you with this. :D
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Re: Assessment for therapy session

Postby Manners73 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:47 pm

Thank you Wally58

I know that it's the right time for me to be doing this now. I've come so far in my life and doing this can help me move to the next step.

It's not easy though. I told him things that have happened and it doesn't even feel like it's me I'm talking about.

It's like I'm talking about a character from a story book.

I can cry for her if I see it from as if I'm a different person but I don't feel sad for me, the person who I am now.
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Re: Assessment for therapy session

Postby Wally58 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:55 am

I have also felt that 'out-of-body experience' when talking about myself to others. It was the only time that I felt a dissociation, detachment or a disconnect with myself.
I felt that I was someone else, somewhere else and sometime else. It was a distortion of identity and reality.
Probably it is from an old defense mechanism for past trauma when I had to pretend that I wasn't me? :shock:

These can be frightening episodes and we may not consciously remember why we do this. It is important to keep ourselves safe at all times. The doctors realize this too.
After dredging up some unknowns and powerful emotions during my counseling appointments, I have been asked if I am OK to carry on with my day.

I had to get through that therapeutic process in order to get here. It was hard work. People were concerned for me. I finally got here OK and in one piece with their help. :wink:
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Re: Assessment for therapy session

Postby Manners73 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:27 pm

I was OK when I finished. I went for a steak at the local beefeater.

I am looking forward to future sessions. Especially if I get that funny hypnosis thing he did on me. That was the only reason why I managed to open up so much I think. Most of the stuff I said I would never have remembered all at once in an hours session.
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Re: Assessment for therapy session

Postby handsomejaack » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:32 pm

yea good luck with that
these people will pass you off to friends as a favor, more income for their friends like you are a lab rat they can get income from, i like hypnotherapy but its a quick fix like those mass hypno sessions to quit smoking where they hypno a crowd, it works for a bit but then you want that cigg again in a couple weeks or a month.
but it does feel great at first, dont be fooled people take advantage of people with disorders to exploit you for money by passing you off to a "friend" a favor for a favor.
i encourage you to keep doing whatever it is that gets you by day by day and wish you the best of luck
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Re: Assessment for therapy session

Postby Manners73 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:55 pm

I'm in UK so it's all courtesy of the NHS.

Whilst we've still got it that is.
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