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Expressing Feelings

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Recently, a new client arrived with some anxieties about ‘having to lay down on my couch and be analysed while I scribble secret notes on my notepad and thoughtfully rub my chin’ (being female, I don’t have a beard to thoughtfully stroke) and this got me to thinking about the movie and media stereotypes of psychotherapists…. Cue Sigmund Freud lookalike with strong Austrian accent saying “and how does that make you feel…?”

Now although this is not a true reflection of a typical therapy session and as cliche as this view may be, if I stop and think about it, it’s rare that we talk about our feelings on a day to day basis. Read more