Assessment tools are not my favourite. Dividing my life into 10yr increments (schematic) helped me recall significant (some sad/painful) life events in detail, giving a road map feel to my recollections. I was assisted to think up some examples that changed my negative core beliefs (ncb) about myself. Two surfaced during a self-esteem group. I now understand these (ncb) were never true. I have become ‘in touch’ with my ‘inner mum’, a sassy gal who comes up with sensible ‘self-talk’ for my own re-parenting.
My therapist’s availability and continuity for all of my sessions has helped with my severe rejection issues. I still feel I could benefit from more therapy, but at present the continuity of visits to one therapist, schematic memory exercises and facing the truth, I believe have all contributed to the therapy being helpful. I have been able to become very aware of my strong survival instincts and resilience. Some earlier discussions for which I’ve felt guilt, I now realise were good ones made by my inner ‘sassy gal' mum re: survival. I now believe a positive role model and grandmother shines even brighter after therapy. Assessment tools I do not like.
"Counselling at Artius Health (A.T.A.P.S)"
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