While there is a degree of overlap in the business of psychotherapy and fiction, their overall goals don’t completely align. In therapy, tension might be considered a side-effect of the healing process; in fiction, it’s what keeps us turning the page.
I believe that the current situation does not do enough to protect vulnerable clients, and affords too many freedoms to anyone who fancies calling themselves a psychotherapist. I think there is an assumption of accountability which simply does not exist when a therapis...
‘Becoming Myself’ shares Irvin Yalom’s history from simple beginnings in Washington DC with his Russian Jewish immigrant parents above the grocery store that they owned and ran. In the first 10 pages of the book I felt that I was reading about my life too.
Susan writes very candidly about her emotions and thoughts, which I think could provide a relief for someone going through the same experience, as it shows how our feelings, thoughts and reactions are normal following a very difficult event.