It can sometimes be hard for me to accept that I do not know entirely each client’s experience of therapy. I know that they’ve achieved their therapeutic objectives, I know they’ve benefitted from symptomatic relief, I know their friends and family have noted a change in them, they’ve thanked me and we prepare to say goodbye and finish. This is a gift from one of my clients which explains her experience of our therapy so far.
I love her metaphor of creating something together.
“You turn up to therapy with your big knot of wool. You’ve handed it to people before who’ve tried earnestly to unpick it but really they’ve only made it worse. When you go to therapy you show the therapist who takes a look, nods in a knowing sort of way and then hands it back to you and you unpick it together, their hands supporting yours. You have to really feel the wool between your fingertips, soft and rough with lots of tangles and bumps. Some of the bumps are too tight to undo, and you have to accept them for now, but then after a while the big tangle comes undone. It’s a worse mess at first but it gradually more manageable.
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