I HAVE STRANGE ANXIETIES, BUT I’M NER­VOUS A THER­A­PIST WILL THINK I’M CRAZY.

Women's Health (South Africa) - - WE HEAR YOU -

AN­SWER The fear of telling a ther­a­pist your most pri­vate thoughts is a catch-22 – what if they’re hor­ri­fied and con­firm your fear that some­thing’s se­ri­ously wrong with you? While it might be ter­ri­fy­ing to speak up, your thoughts won’t seem out of the or­di­nary to a clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gist who hears “weird” stuff: All. The. Time. Find some­one who prac­tises cog­ni­tive­be­havioural ther­apy or re­lated ther­a­pies, like ac­cep­tance and com­mit­ment ther­apy.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.