Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by Oceans, Jan 27, 2009.
is there a point when too much compliment can interfere with the counselling process
Dunno... how good are you at accepting them? Your therapist may feel they have to keep on practising until you can learn to take them on board. And are they compliments or just simple truths you find difficult to accept?
I agree with Ignored.
My psychologist always compliments me which I don't accept very well & I don't tend to believe her anyway, I'm quite cynical & think she has a list of positive praises or something like that!
Generally it doesn't affect the work we do & the issues we discuss though.
I think mine once said after all I told her about a failed attempt "I'm glad you didn't die" and I have read somewhere that that is just a proforma statement that they say.
Perhaps she was really glad that you didn't die. :smile: They are human after all. Mine is very keen to establish that this is a real relationship and that the feelings engendered, whatever they may be, are real too. It's dealing with them that is the therapy.