does your t hand out compliments

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by Oceans, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Oceans

    Oceans Well-Known Member

    is there a point when too much compliment can interfere with the counselling process
     
  2. Ignored

    Ignored Staff Alumni

    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?
     
  3. ~Claire

    ~Claire Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  4. downunder

    downunder Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  5. Ignored

    Ignored Staff Alumni

    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.